There were no NFL games played on TV Thursday night. Although I enjoy watching NFL games, for once that was a good thing.
It meant no complaining about Thursday games, no arguments about the league’s silly rules and no angst about the use of video replay.
NFL players have been voicing their displeasure about playing Thursday night games, especially since they just played Sunday and have only three days off between pounding heads. The injury numbers validate their complaints.
After Oakland quarterback Derek Carr fumbled into the end zone for a touchback and Pittsburgh receiver Jesse James had a touchdown negated because he didn’t glue the ball onto his hands, the debates started about the insanity of NFL rule interpretations. And they were shown in all their glory during video reviews of the disputed plays.
There are some simple solutions for the NFL to ponder: re-write those bad rules, give teams playing Thursdays a bye on the previous Sundays and eliminate video review. All fixed.