We’re Currently In The Middle Of 50 Straight Days Of Televised Football

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Christmas came early this year…

If you are a football fan, or a degenerate gambler, you are absolutely loving the period of the sports calendar we are currently in.

We’re coming up on the chaotic period of having NFL, NBA, NHL, and both college football and basketball going on simultaneously.

However, before we get to that, we first have to experience 48 straight days of televised football, which sounds like a holiday season within itself, does it not?

The chart below shows how it all works out, with standalone college football (shoutout to Conference USA and MACtion) and NFL games during the week bridging the gaps between college football Saturdays and pro football Sundays.

If you aren’t a visual learner, and need it to be spelled out for you, may I direct your attention to this post on X which stated:

“Starting Wednesday (October 4th) there will be 48 straight days of football on TV.

College football or the NFL will provide us with at least one game every day until Nov. 22.”

Hey Alexa, play “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams…

I went ahead and did some additional research, and based on my findings, I think the streak of televised football games won’t actually come to a stop on November 22nd like the above post suggests.

That’s, of course, the day before Thanksgiving, and everyone knows that the NFL loves to play football games on Turkey Day. There are actually three games scheduled to be played on November 23rd.

Then, thanks to the greediness of the NFL, this year will also feature the first ever “Black Friday Game,” which takes place on November 24th.

And that Friday afternoon game actually gets us to another college football Saturday, then an NFL Sunday, followed by a Monday Night Football game on ESPN the next day.

I’m starting to think that football might not ever stop…

Couldn’t have said it better myself Tom.

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