'Saying that for 40 years': NFL fans back Roger Goodell’s suggestion of shifting Super Bowl to a Saturday

'Saying that for 40 years': NFL fans back Roger Goodell’s suggestion of shifting Super Bowl to a Saturday
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wants Super Bowl on a Saturday (roger_goodell_nfl_commission/Instagram, GettyImages)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Fans are abuzz on social media over NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's recent suggestion to move the Super Bowl from its usual Sunday slot to a Saturday.

Goodell believes that shifting the game to a Saturday would be beneficial for NFL fans, and many individuals on Facebook seem to agree with him.

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The Super Bowl usually happens on a Sunday (Getty Images)

Roger Goodell suggests moving the Super Bowl to Saturday

According to Fox News, Goodell hinted at the possibility of extending the NFL season to 18 games, which could move the Super Bowl to Presidents’ Day weekend, and the ultimate showdown to a Saturday, instead of a Sunday.

During an appearance on 'The Pat McAfee Show', Goodell expressed his stance on the current 17-game season, stating, "I think we're good at 17 now. But, listen, we're looking at how we continue. I'm not a fan of the preseason. The reality is, I'd rather replace a preseason game with a regular-season game any day. That's just picking quality."

Goodell elaborated, "If we get to 18 and 2, that's not an unreasonable thing. The other thing it does, (Super Bowl Sunday) ends on up Presidents' Day weekend, which is a three-day weekend, which makes it Sunday night and then you have Monday off."

As per Fox News, there are no immediate plans to transition from the 17-game schedule to 18 games. Any such change would require negotiation with the NFL Players Association.

Goodell also discussed the prospect of expanding the international schedule and utilizing streaming services, remarking, "I honestly think we’ll be playing 16 games internationally if you go 10 years out, I think we’ll try to get to eight or nine in the next couple years."


He emphasized the benefits of streaming platforms for enhancing fan engagement and offering alternative broadcast options.

"I think the streaming platforms give us more interaction. There are more opportunities to do alternative broadcasts. There’s more interaction for the fans if they want that interaction," Goodell added.

Goodell praised the success of streaming partnerships, noting, "So we’ve been incredibly happy with our Thursday night package on Amazon Prime. YouTube had our Sunday Ticket this year. Again, tremendous growth, and I think the fans really enjoyed it. And in each of those platforms, our average age of our audience went down eight to 10 years. So that’s where a lot of people are that we need to reach, and that’s why we’re investing in it."

Super Bowl LVIII, held on February 11, 2024, witnessed the Kansas City Chiefs securing a memorable win and making history as the most-watched telecast in US history. With an average of 123.4 million viewers tuning in across various platforms, it solidified its status as a cultural phenomenon, as per the Hollywood Reporter.

Furthermore, Newscentermaine.com reported that the NFL has always been firm on keeping the Super Bowl on Sundays due to TV ratings.

Internet users assert Super Bowl Saturday will be a good idea

A user on Facebook wrote, "That Will be a great move and a lot of people will able to watch it."

Another user wrote, "I Think it’s a great idea I really never understood why it was on a Sunday but then again it’s become a big deal these days so yeah I say Super Bowl Saturday."

A user commented, "It could offer fans a chance to fully enjoy the game without worrying about work the next day."

Another user commented, "It needs to be on a Saturday. Been saying that for 40 years."

A user stated, "I've been saying this for years...Saturday would be better and likely result in more money spent on the weekend."

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