Obviously, the second biggest day in the week of College Football is Thursday. Whether you like it or not, it is. Also, Thursday night games usually provide pretty good matchups. The September 3rd game between the Ducks and Broncos should be a great way to start the season. In the following article I will give you my thoughts on each side of the story and then give you a poll at the end.
Why Thursday games are bad
People don't like Thursday night games for a couple of reasons. The main one is that it's very hard to get off work or school, jump in the car, and get to the game in time. The games also can get pretty cold when you're playing at 7:00 PM in October, November, and December. Another thing is that you would probably want to get a hotel room so you aren't driving home in the late hours of the night. Then, you would have to wake up super early to get back to town in time for work on Friday.
Why Thursday games are good
Thursday games can be good for a few reasons. The first one is the money. Both teams receive a pretty good payout for playing on Thursday night. The second reason is exposure. Last year, when the Beavers defeated USC, there was only one other game that night, Tulane and SMU. The whole nation had their eyes on our game. Pretty cool. Also a Thursday night game in 2006 between #5 Louisville and #3 West Virginia was the second biggest household audience ever for a College Football game on ESPN. Also, who doesn't want to come home from work or school and watch College Football. And the best part of all, Erin Andrews is the sideline reporter for the ESPN game. Just saying.
I may be in the minority, but I actually like Thursday night games. I really like the fact that the whole nation is watching us.The only reason I don't like them is for this year's Civil War. First of all, I'm going to be freezing, and second, I just dont think the Civil War belongs on a Thursday. Anyways, that's just my opinion. Please vote in the poll below and then defend your choice in the comments section.
Do you like Thursday night games?
Yes (32 votes)
No (24 votes)
56 total votes