Even if there is a Monday Night Football game being held by the NFL, the College Football Playoff will be keeping its title game on Monday nights.
There has been some discussion that the NFL Playoffs could expand, which would lead to a Wild Card or Divisional Round Playoff game taking place on Monday. If that was the case, the NFL and college would go head-to-head.
The College Football Playoff doesn’t seem to be too concerned.
According to CFP executive director Bill Hancock, if there is ever a conflict between a playoff game in the NFL and the College Football Playoff, the College Football Playoff will not budge.
“The college football national championship game will continue to be on Monday night,” Hancock’s statement to NBC Sports’ CFT said. “If the NFL were also to play Monday night, it would create a significant conflict for the fans.
“College championship games have been scheduled for Monday nights since June, 2012. It is just not in the interest of fans for both games to take place at the same time.”
If there is any issue, the NFL could easily schedule a Monday playoff game to take place earlier in the day. Of course, the NFL could also avoid scheduling a Monday playoff game altogheter if they really cared about the sport and bringing attention to the collegiate and professional game.
We will just have to wait and see what happens.
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