On Wednesday’s edition of Sal Capaccio’s podcast SalSports... and Stuff, fans of the Buffalo Bills got an intriguing hint about the upcoming schedule. While the regular-season schedule isn’t going to officially drop until May 12, that doesn’t mean teasers won’t exist.
From the official description of Capaccio’s podcast:
“National Football League Vice President of Broadcast Planning, Mike North joined me on the SalSports... and Stuff podcast to discuss the 2021 NFL schedule and made it clear that the Bills will be showcased a lot once again.”
Now that I’m reading that again, it sounds a lot stronger than a “hint” doesn’t it?
Last season, Buffalo played on Monday Night Football twice, and Sunday Night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. For a team used to a token Thursday Night Football game it was quite the shift. Per Mike North... we’d better get used to it.
Capaccio also added some context:
Thank you for sharing.— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) April 23, 2021
FYI - It's not just primetime games he's more than hinting at, it's also national TV (say 4pm kicks), as well. So it could be a blend of both, not just a bunch of night games (although I'd expect several of those).
As fans, there’s a few ways to see this shift. On one hand, it’s a sign of respect in the league and national media. There’s also the allure of the primetime games themselves. On the other hand, football is rooted in tradition and for the Buffalo Bills the tradition of Sunday at 1:00 pm is deeply entrenched.
So Rumblers, how are you feeling about the Primetime Bills?
How are you feeling about more prime-time?
This poll is closed
Hate it! Sunday at 1:00pm was good enough for my pappy, and it’s good enough for me dangnabbit!
Don’t care. Just tell me when to turn the TV on
Love it! The whole world will bear witness to the glory of the Buffalo Bills!
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