CBS has struck a deal with the NFL Network to air eight Thursday night football games per year, furthering the belief that eventually, only Friday afternoons at 2 PM will there not be live football on TV.

Not much more is known about the announcing or studio teams or the structure of the deal, but it was known that all four networks had expressed interest in the arrangement with the NFL Network. because not only does it serve to get a ton of ad revenues during the game broadcasts, but the NFL gets eyeballs on their other primetime shows, a prospect that many networks are interested in since the rise of acclaimed cable shows.

Somewhere, Hank Williams Jr. howls at the moon, knowing that there are viewers out there, completely not ready for some football, and he knows there is nothing he can do to prepare them.