Thursday Night Football is a menace to American families

Look, I’m an understanding woman. All day Sunday, sure. Monday — OK, fine.

But Thursday, too? Nope. Not happening. A third day of football each week is where I draw the line.

It turns out I’m not alone in my opposition to Thursday-night football, and there are actually more legitimate reasons to hate the Thursday games than “enough football already.”

It’s not just put-upon wives; the players themselves are starting to rebel. The quick turnaround for players who play on Sunday and then again on Thursday of that week leads to sloppier games and, far more seriously both morally and for the NFL’s bottom line (which is what matters to the league; let’s be honest), puts the players at heightened risk for injury.