I'm not a big fan of Thursday games either, but that's because of the quality of the games. Let's not pretend this is the "evil NFL" in a "all for money grab". If the players "really hated" Thursday night games, they'd make sure the CBA prohibited it. But they won't, because that's more money they get. If my recollection is correct, the players get about 48% of the revenues in the NFL. If that's correct, the players just got over $300M per year, to split among them. The players want the money too. I'm not going to pay attention to their fake tears and playing the victim until they step up and take ownership for themselves. If the players come to the next CBA contract table and refuse to play on Thursday nights, then I'll listen to them... until then, they get no sympathy from me.