High school football's friend
But then there is at least one friend of high school football - the Green Bay Packers.
The Green Bay Packers?
Yes, the Packers could have squashed Wisconsin high school football with its final preseason game on a Friday night. The team asked the NFL to allow it to play on a Thursday night. The league nixed that idea.
So instead of a Friday night game forcing fans to choose between the preps and the pros, the Packers announced a starting time of 3 p.m. on Sept. 1 - a Friday - against the Tennessee Titans.
Kudos to the Packers.
High school football is a tradition across the country on Friday nights and it should be left that way. The colleges need to stick to Saturday - even those Thursday night games are a bit much, not to mention Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday games. And the pros, Sunday and Monday is enough for the NFL.
Thanks Packers for restoring some faith in sports.