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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

That's Not Thursday

This weekend, I watched two games on NFL Network that were both labelled "Thursday Night Football Special Edition," even though they aired on Saturday and Sunday.

Since when is "Thursday Night Football" a brand so strong its actual meaning can be stretched to include any day of the week? Even "Monday Night Football," which has been on the air for 46 years, can't pull that off. Probably the only day-specific broadcast that can is "Saturday Night Live," when it airs its highlight-reel holiday specials. But "Thursday Night Football" on the weekend? Nope.