Goodell announces expanded Thursday slate

Goodell announces expanded Thursday slate
February 3, 2012, 7:03 pm
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The NFL continues to test the old adage that you can't get too much of a good thing.Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today that the NFL Network will expand its slate of Thursday night games from eight to 13 per season. The new arrangement will start this coming season.Goodell said that with the new schedule, every NFL team would get a prime time appearance at least once every year. It should not be difficult since there will now be 48 prime time gamesthe 13 on NFL Network, 18 on NBC (every Sunday plus the Thursday opener) and 17 on ESPN (two on the opening Monday night and then one every Monday night through Week 16). That means there will be 96 prime time slots, more than enough to squeeze in every team, including some who dont necessarily move the needle when it comes to ratings.