by Ed Sherman (Sports Business Daily)
So much for NFL PR shooting down a Wall Street Journal report that the league is considering adding a second game on Thursday nights.
Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Daily has this from Jerry Jones:
In an interview yesterday at his team’s HQs, Jones, who also chairs the NFL Network Committee, replied affirmatively to a question about whether the NFL was discussing the doubleheader concept.
He said, “We could easily have a doubleheader on Thursday. I don’t think that is out of the realm of thought, we haven’t set up how we will do it.” All options are open, he said, when asked if a second Thursday night game would also air on NFL Network or elsewhere.
Again, this is a really bad idea on so many levels. Let’s hope it doesn’t go beyond the Jerry Jones is talking stage.