NFL turns Media Day into “Super Bowl Opening Night”

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If you thought the hype surrounding the Super Bowl couldn’t possibly get any more overdone, think again.

The NFL has announced that it is shifting the long-standing Media Day, which always took place on Tuesday in the late morning or early afternoon, into “Super Bowl Opening Night,” a primetime extravaganza on the Monday night of Super Bowl week.

Super Bowl Opening Night will be a three-hour show at the SAP Center in San Jose, starting at 5 p.m. Pacific on Monday, February 1. In addition to appearances from the players and coaches on the two Super Bowl teams, the event will also feature musical performances.

The league is selling tickets to fans, but this is mostly about creating more Super Bowl week content for NFL Network. And although plenty of people will roll their eyes at the idea, it’s sure to get good ratings. Fans have an insatiable appetite for football, especially during Super Bowl week.

28 responses to “NFL turns Media Day into “Super Bowl Opening Night”

  1. albanyhawker says: Sep 1, 2015 1:36 PM

    Marshawn Lynch better start saving his nickles from now to pay for the hefty fines for skipping this new extravaganza!
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    He can buy a ticket, just like everyone else.

  2. In other news…the NFL is looking to televise all league office lunch breaks with sponsorships from Coke and Campbell’s soup…..musical guests and hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

  3. Eyes aren’t rolling here… this is the unsurprising money grubbing NFL that spends millions on trashing one of its most popular quarterbacks with flimsy “evidence” found by an NFL “lawyer” while figuring out new marketing and PR “events” to further fill the already deep p0ckets of billionaire owners.

    I’m starting to believe that Roger Goodell may well be the commissioner greedy enough to kill the goose that laid all these golden eggs (one billion dollars equals one thousand million dollars — that’s a lot of $$ Omelets)!

  4. Not this fan. I guess Goodell never heard the term “overkill” cause that’s exactly what they’ve done which has ruined my interest in it. In fact, I’ve been doing fantasy football leagues since 1990 and this will be my final season. Thanks Goodell!

  5. MDS says, “Super Bowl Opening Night will be a three-hour show at the SAP Center in San Jose,”

    And anyone who actually watches that 3 hour program certainly is a SAP. Fans want football! Not musical performances and glam. Give us a the talking heads, superbowl storylines, player interviews, coaching staff interviews, heck even some fan interviews would be refreshing. Save the music and glam for half time when everyone is in the kitchen slamming tequila and throwing back chicken wings.

  6. wtfchiefs says: Sep 1, 2015 1:51 PM

    Why would someone watch that, much less pay for tickets to it?

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    I’ve been asking the same question about pre-season games selling out and people lining up the night before to get on a bus to watch the camp practices here in Seattle.

  7. There will also be a two-hour ceremony raising the Colts latest participation banner, which features a concert by Milli Vanilli.

  8. I’m afraid the NFL has jumped the shark. Between endless rule changes and additions to BS like this I’m starting to get sick of it. BTW, the NFL Refs are absolutely awful – they miss obvious fouls, call tricky-tack ones, its just gotten ridiculous. And why for heavens sake can’t the NFL take a page out of MLB’s playbook and have reviews done quickly by someone other than the Ref, why? REPLACE Roger fast!

  9. Thank goodness the guy pictured will be home that week blaming his offensive line for a terrible 2015 campaign

  10. anytime the word “extravaganza” gets associated with football, we all know what happens next. It really is comparable to Caddyshack 2 vs Caddyshack the original.

  11. Let’s hope there is another commissioner by then. One who knows its not about him.
    Biggest mistake was putting Goodell on cover of Time Magazine. Since then, he actually believes everyone in America is actually interested in what he has to say.

  12. Not this fan. I guess Goodell never heard the term “overkill” cause that’s exactly what they’ve done which has ruined my interest in it. In fact, I’ve been doing fantasy football leagues since 1990 and this will be my final season. Thanks Goodell!

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    Is Goodell greedy? Sure he is, but owners and players are not far behind. Players have limited usage, so some greed is acceptable. Owners, on the other hand, are happy as long as billions keep flooding to the archs. So don’t blame just Goodell because you are an outraged Pats fan, blame the entire organization.

  13. Hmmm another awkward opportunity to tip toe around the whole deflategate issue that has now been punted into 16-17. Awkward because Brady will be going for 5 in the 50th!!

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