NFL: Why aren’t there football games on Fridays and Saturdays?

At this time, week 6 of the 2021/2022 season of the NFL. Although the campaign is in its first games of the same, little by little they begin to glimpse what will be the squads that will fight seriously for a ticket to Super bowl with the intention of taking the throne from the Buccaneers of Tampa Bay, who got him Vince lombardi last February.

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Among all the curiosities that season after season arise around the NFL, one of the most appearing in the world of social networks is know the reason why there are no games on Fridays and Saturdays, as it happens with other sports where these days act as essential in terms of issues of rating and advertising it means.

Since 2006, the NFL controls its schedules so that the games are scheduled on Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays, leaving Fridays and Saturdays without commitments. The reason for this is related with college football, which has its games precisely in these two days, thus avoiding being monopolized by the highest category and by the best level of the grid.

It all started in 1961, when the United States Congress established the Sports Broadcasting Act in order to regulate the NFL and other American leagues. Among other things, this law asked to cancel similar transmissions between the NFL and college and university football, so it made the decision to “Lend” on Fridays and Saturdays, days where there is a large number of games, especially in the last months of the year.

At the end of these games, which conclude the first or second week of December, the “veto” towards the NFL ends; However, at this time American football is in its final stage towards the Super Bowl, a situation that they take advantage of to keep up with their characteristic days as they have planned.

Thus, American football takes over Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays to present the best games of the season. This situation has been quite beneficial to him, since the NFL is considered one of the most watched sports in the United States and, in addition, it has managed to present itself successfully in other countries such as England and Mexico, which has become an important hotbed of television fans.