10 Better Things To Do Than Watch Thursday Night Football

10 Better Things To Do Than Watch Thursday Night Football

NFL football is back tonight.


Tonight, the Washington Commanders take on the Chicago Bears from Soldier Field in Chicago. It’s…an NFL football game, featuring two, let’s call them, inconsistent offenses. For many of us, the routine will start like every Thursday night during football season. We sit on the couch or in our favorite chair, turn on the game and scroll through social media as the contest unfolds.

But… it doesn’t have to be like that.

We have agencies! We can do, as the wise Hector Diaz says above, literally nothing else. Unless, of course, you’re a resident Bears fan, Ricky O’Donnell, and you need to see how this game plays out.

For the rest of you, if you need advice on what else you can watch or do tonight, we’re here to offer some suggestions.

Consider other things on Amazon Prime Video

Did you know they have the full library of Night Court episodes on Prime Video?

David Foucillo

Read a book

Now might be the perfect time to tackle that pile of books on your bedside table. Look, be honest with me, we’re friends here. How tall is this heap right now? For me, it’s at least two books, but if you take into account the Kindle based on 1775: a good year for the revolution and The history of the ancient world: from the first accounts to the fall of Rome, we’re probably in the double digits.

(I’m great fun at parties).

But it’s your night to tackle this pile. Make progress on that novel you’ve been working on or that piece of history you’re struggling to finish. Seize the moment.

Marc Schofield

Explore the vast world of content at your disposal

Building on David’s point above, there’s simply an overwhelming amount of content available to us at this point in the story. Between Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, and other streaming services, there’s no way to watch it all.

But on a night like this, you can try. Or at least make progress towards the finish that shows you abused it. Two shows I’m working on right now are Poldarkwhich is available on Amazon Prime, and Foreign, which you can catch on Netflix. Both are also fine pieces of historical fiction. Poldark following the story of an English soldier’s return after fighting in the War of Independence, and Foreign centers on a British nurse in the years following World War II who finds herself transported back in time to 1740s Scotland.

(Again, super fun at parties).

Touch the grass

I’m begging you, get out! Breathe fresh air! Quit the Twitter and Reddit discussions on Carson Wentz and be a family man!

—JP Acosta

Learn to do the Griddy

We’ve seen some bad griddies this year.

Zach Wilson made the Griddy look like something your mom would appreciate:

Kirk Cousins ​​does the griddy like he has a torn ACL:

So I think instead of watching Thursday Night Football, people should learn how to actually do the Griddy, so no one makes a fool of themselves on national television again.

James Dator

To play Cross Kings 3

I know it’s not exactly a new game, but it’s new to me. I’ve always been too intimidated by the 9 million different mechanics in this game of thrones-feudal strategy game, but this week I decided to dive into it.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to share a long review or try to sway you. To be honest, I’m primarily writing this to share what might be my all-time favorite screenshot of a game. I’ll set the scene: for years this Earl has harassed my possessions and disrupted my growth. , but his allies were too strong to do anything about it. Then his old donkey died and his 5-year-old daughter took over the kingdom.

What does a caring neighbor do when a child mourns the loss of his father AND the anguish of reigning at the same time? I immediately waged war on him and locked a child in my dungeons!

It’s dirty on so many levels, even in a simulation strategy game – but imprisoning a virtual child would still be better than watching Bears vs. Commanders.

—James Dator

Watch the film The Temptations

This is one that is very personal to me. Every February, BET plays The Temptations, a biopic named after the music group. It’s a fantastic film about one of the greatest musical groups of all time, but the problem is that the film is long as hell.

The total running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes, but it feels like the movie is six hours long. I’m sure you can buy it on Amazon video and sing along to classics like “My Girl” and “Daddy Was a Rolling Stone” instead of watching Carson Wentz play football.

—JP Acosta

Play one (1) game of Monopoly

Ah yes, the board game that both ruins relationships and destroys families: Monopoly. Getting through a Monopoly game takes 3 years, and if your family or close group is anything like mine, they’ll do anything not to lose (at some point during games we start pawning chores instead to pay Monopoly money to cross properties). A wholesome game of Monopoly might be just what the family needs to get away from whatever they call Amazon Prime Video Thursday night.

—JP Acosta

Learn the path of the blade

Earlier I wrote about plants holding machetes and non-traditional wielding weapons. The robot uprising is on and you need to be ready. Take your sword and become hinokami.

—JP Acosta

Watch a different sport

October is one of the best months of the year for sports. Beyond football, you have college football, the MLB playoffs, the return of the NHL and NBA, Premier League football, international football friendlies, and more.

There are plenty of other Thursday night options if you just have to watch sports. The Cleveland Guardians will face the New York Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS on Thursday night. Twenty NHL teams are in action Thursday night, including the New Jersey Devils who will face the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. ET.

If football is really what you’re looking for, there are two college football games on Thursday night, including Baylor at West Virginia and Temple at UCF.

Four NBA teams are in preseason action Thursday night, including Memphis at Detroit and Oklahoma City at San Antonio.

So you even have other sports options on Thursday night. You have the agency!

Marc Schofield

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