Every year, Monday Night Football kicks off the season with two back-to-back games, starting at 7:15 p.m. ET and, this year, ending at about 1:30 a.m. ET. "It's not that no one wants two football games on Monday night, it's that no one NEEDS two football games on Monday night," says Stephen Douglas. "There is no good argument for this game to exist. After Thursday Night Football, the national game on Sunday, Sunday Night Football, and the first Monday Night Football game it is highly unlikely, if not impossible for there to be a fifth game with a storyline worthy of a national audience. By the time the late MNF game kicks off, the celebration is over. It is no longer opening day or opening night. The season started four days earlier. There have been 15 games by the time this game begins. Absolutely no one is ever excited for the matchup."