The throughbreds have been caught paying Wayne Bennett under the table, these are facts.
"The majority of fans" are you basing this on what you guys have said on here? Because this excuse all started on Sportal as a joke to the neighsayers about how you were disadvantaged and a few just took it and ran. You're effectively the flat earth group.
Just going by social media. There are literally hundreds of posts/likes on Facebook posts saying they want some day and weekend games, and not one saying something along the lines of "how good are all these Thursday and Friday night games".
Plus, I haven't ever said that the club is disadvantaged by having these games, just that its what i think fans want (and what you asked me). I think that if I was the argumentative type, then while I don't personally think we're disadvantaged commercially, I do think it isn't as much as the critics think. Sure, sponsors get bigger exposure, and that's worth a lot, but the smaller crowds at particularly Thursday night games (last year clubs other than Broncos had home crowds down 26% from their season average on Thursday night matches), with most of the ticket sales going directly to the Broncos would be higher with more matches on the weekend. I have personally spoken to, and also considered myself, not becoming/renewing a member, or going to a package with less home games, than they would have if they knew they weren't always going to get Thursday and Friday home games.
Also, when you're talking about advantages, you need to compare it to how much better they get it above other teams in the competition. It is very clear that Channel 9 wouldn't pay as much for FTA rights as they would have if they didn't get scheduling rights. If scheduling rights were of no concern to them, then we wouldn't be having this discussion regarding scheduling in the first place. Of all the extra money generated with the FTA agreement, it goes to the NRL, and after they keep their share, the rest is then distributed via grants to the clubs. In other words, The Broncos get 1/16th of part of the FTA rights proceeds, which are significantly higher due the Brisbane Broncos more than any other club. You might not like to hear that, but if you think about it objectively, you can't come to any other conclusion.
Especially as someone who supports a club that in all likelihood now only exists because the NRL now has the financial resources to step in (as opposed to letting them die like the Jets, Rabbits, Seagulls, Rams, Magpies, Steelers etc at various times in the past), you really should be thankful to the Brisbane Broncos for not having to pick a new team to follow. Happy for you to continue to hate on them though. I've always been a big believer in "hate" in sport. Emotion is what makes the good times so enjoyable.
I guess it's human nature to always want to complain about a perceived unfairness, whether it really exists or not. Almost everybody does it (myself included). Of the top of my head I can think of people complaining about the following things whether or not they really exist or are an influence, and depending on which side of the fence you stand:
1. Broncos get too many Thursday and Friday games and that is unfair to the other teams
2. Broncos get too many Thursday and Friday games and that is unfair to the Broncos
3. Sydney teams don't travel
4. MRC is against us
5. Refs are against us
6. ____ has too many 5 day turnarounds
7. It's unfair during the rep season as we have to provide too many origin players
8. It's unfair during the rest of the season as they have too many origin players
9. ____ has to play a home city final not at their home ground
The list can go on and on.
As for Bennett and the thoroughbreds, when that has one bit of relevance to the player's salary cap, you might have an argument.