[QUOTE=petejet;3529818]So its ok to fvck people over on weeknights and holidays but they cannot play a game on a Friday or Saturday night in a state where a college game might not even occur?[/QUOTE]
Agreed college and HS effect this for sure, but also its a marketing thing.
Everybody knows that the NFL games are on sunday, no need to check the schedule for dates, you play sunday or in the one game on monday night.
It may not seem like a big deal but it is, before the season NFL fans let their families and friends know sunday is off limits, sunday is a day for church/rest - nothing else happens on sundays, NFL owns sunday.
This is a huge deal, for example - I have absolutely no idea when the first CFL game will be this year, will it be thursday? Friday? Saturday? its not set on a concrete schedule like the nfl is, and no matter how you slice it, this makes the CFL games/league harder to follow.
Its an amazing approach/insight that the NFL uses and other sports have a hard time doing it because they have such long seasons... But this is a big reason why the NFL is so popular -
they own sunday.