allthings18:

CBS needs to fully buy into their Thursday Night Football package and create a handful of commercials featuring members of their currents casts and NFL players to promote the Thursday Night game each week.

  • It would be easy to see Anna Faris and Allison Janey from”Mom” fawning over J.J. Watt or Russell Wilson as examples. 
  • Matthew Perry’s “Oscar Madison” could easily cross paths the Giants QB, Eli Manning, and whatever flavor of the month the Jets go with week to week.
  • The cast of “The McCarthy’s” could use those horrible accents and fawn over Tom Brady and the rest of the New England Patriots.
  • Of course, there would have to be the weekly pestering of Peyton Manning by Sheldon Cooper(Jim Parsons) from “The Big Bang Theory” with a “knock knock knock Peyton, who is playing this week?”
  • The NFL would likely want to stay away from the trifecta of “Criminal Minds”, ”CSI”, or the “NCIS” stable along with other police shows, though I’m sure they could find some of the labs useful with the way the Patriots push and exceed the rule book. Of course when they do, and they always do, the could easily retain “Alicia Florick”(Julianna Margulies)   from “The Good Wife” to represent their interests. Yeah that’s not happening, since everything is always pushed under the rug or destroyed. 
  • Tampa Bay’s….. well nevermind.
  • Maybe it would be safe for John Fox or Jay Culter to visit the diner that “Mike Biggs”(Billy Gardell) eats at on “Mike & Molly” ,though it is pretty easy to see any of that cast heckling Cutler.
  • With a new season and numerous new shows, I’m sure there would be a bit there to work with as well. 

The intros are okay, but I still like my idea better…

Have to scratch The McCarthy’s since it was cancelled.

Justin Tuck, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning with Pro Football Hall of Famers Y.A. Tittle and the late Frank Gifford.

Obviously this was a New York Giants home game, and they likely had Tittle and Gifford out as honorary captains or to do the coin toss.

One of the interesting parts of the Super Bowl each and every year is the coin toss. I’m still amazed that the NFL on their own, or any of the respective networks that carry NFL games have yet to attach a sponsorship to the cointoss so that is shown each and every week. I’d much rather see the coin toss with a banner under, reading brought to you by Company xyz, or Dunder Mifflin or whatever. than the 60 second spots that happen before/after it.

I also feel that as big as the NFL is, that it wouldn’t be that big of an expense to make sure that each team had an honorary captain at each football game. If it were televised, then the two former players/coaches etc would be introduced to a new generation. Using tonight’s game as an example, it could be Rocky Bleier and Tommy Kramer, and some teenager watching the game could google Rocky Bleier and learn a bit more about the former Vietnam Vet.  

To me, it would simply make for better tv, having it mic’d up with the players shaking hands and exchanging whatever, whether they were pleasant or not. 

CBS needs to fully buy into their Thursday Night Football package and create a handful of commercials featuring members of their currents casts and NFL players to promote the Thursday Night game each week.

  • It would be easy to see Anna Faris and Allison Janey from”Mom” fawning over J.J. Watt or Russell Wilson as examples. 
  • Matthew Perry’s “Oscar Madison” could easily cross paths the Giants QB, Eli Manning, and whatever flavor of the month the Jets go with week to week.
  • The cast of “The McCarthy’s” could use those horrible accents and fawn over Tom Brady and the rest of the New England Patriots.
  • Of course, there would have to be the weekly pestering of Peyton Manning by Sheldon Cooper(Jim Parsons) from “The Big Bang Theory” with a “knock knock knock Peyton, who is playing this week?”
  • The NFL would likely want to stay away from the trifecta of “Criminal Minds”, ”CSI”, or the “NCIS” stable along with other police shows, though I’m sure they could find some of the labs useful with the way the Patriots push and exceed the rule book. Of course when they do, and they always do, the could easily retain “Alicia Florick”(Julianna Margulies)   from “The Good Wife” to represent their interests. Yeah that’s not happening, since everything is always pushed under the rug or destroyed. 
  • Tampa Bay’s….. well nevermind.
  • Maybe it would be safe for John Fox or Jay Culter to visit the diner that “Mike Biggs”(Billy Gardell) eats at on “Mike & Molly” ,though it is pretty easy to see any of that cast heckling Cutler.
  • With a new season and numerous new shows, I’m sure there would be a bit there to work with as well.