in al truth the NFL has played sunday night games for about 20yrs also starting every US thanks giving Thrus. night games have been going on since the begining of NFL T.V. contracts so in a way the use of thrus. night games was proven sucessful by the NFL. how ever this will only be the 2nd year for them to open the season with a thurs. night game
whats wrong with the nfl giving the defending superbowl champs a chance ot be on national tv in primetime at home? are you jealous? the nfl is smart, they get a big concert and showcase and have the champs receive their rings and banner at home in front of a pumped home crowd.
Although difficult to see, it's a lot better; because now you have a chance to see what the other teams are doing and with the NFL showing games at the same time in some cases that makes it impossible.