CBS to Air Eight Thursday Night NFL Match-Ups; League Also Plans Two Saturday Games

Super Bowl XLVII Broadcasters Press Conference

The NFL announced today that CBS will be simulcasting Thursday Night Football for eight games in the early season. Because the League really wanted to make sure everybody complaining on Twitter about the sloppy games had something else to gripe about, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will be on the call.

That news doesn’t really change a whole hell of a lot for NFL die hards, but the release also included the tidbit that NFL Network will be airing two Saturday games at the end of the year. Previously, with college football out of season, those weekend days would be a barren wasteland where we would have to spend time with our families or run errands and stuff. Thankfully, for one day, that empty void in our lives will no longer exist.

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