It’s no secret that players around the league aren’t crazy about Thursday Night Football games. It’s physically taxing to recover from a Sunday game and take the field on a Thursday. Regardless, the NFL sees Thursday night games as another cash cow for the league, and has no plans to take the games off the schedule in the near future.
Seattle All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman was asked about his thoughts on Thursday Night Football in a press availability before the Seahawks take on the Jeff Fisher-less Rams tomorrow.
True to his track record, the brutally honest Sherman went off on the Thursday games, referring to them as a “poopfest.”
“It’s a poopfest. It’s terrible. We played, freakin got home at one o’clock, or something like that on Monday, and we have to play again. So, congratulations NFL, you did it again, but they’ve been doing it all season, so I guess we’re the last ones to get the middle finger.”
Sherman’s a sharp dude, a Stanford guy, and he realizes that the bottom line in the NFL is always their bottom line. It’s admirable to speak honestly on the topic, but no one from the league office is listening. They’re too busy counting their TV revenue.
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— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) December 14, 2016