So Mark Cuban made headlines by saying Thursday night NFL games that have been around for a decade, and Saturday games that legally can’t be televised until after the college football season is over, could lead to over saturation that hurts the league, and that was covered by everybody under the sun?
His ability as a newsmaker is unmatched.
I must say I am endlessly fascinated by these situations that come up from time to time in which a person suggests something that seems plausible and could perhaps even be true but fails almost completely to actually say anything to prove their point.
Before the NFL expanded its push into Thursday night (as ESPN consistently failed to deliver worthwhile college matchups over the past few seasons), I would have agreed it seemed like a risky proposition. Though my Twitter feed seems to be clogged with people complaining about the quality of the games, ratings were up last season.
Also amusing, at least to me, is that Cuban pretty much missed the mark with his fat pig analogy, too, as lean hogs have dominated that market for decades, perhaps even to the detriment to the industry.
Otherwise, he really nailed this.