The ridiculous thing about the entire arguement, is that the record TV ratings, and the record crowd, had everything to do with the popularity of the two teams playing in the GF, and nothing to do with the time slot. There was no record TV rating, or record crowd at last years final because everyone that doesn't go for Manly hates Manly, and the Roosters have one of the smallest supporter bases in the league, yet it was played at the same time, at the same venue?!
They could have played last weeks GF at 3am on a Tuesday morning, and the fans would have lapped it up. My god, this Greenberg is lacking some brain cells.
A Sunday afternoon game makes for a better spectacle, allows all age groups to enjoy the game, and creates a better atmosphere. Daytime football IS rugby league, so it makes sense to play the biggest game of the year, in the best conditions. The only people that like night time RL are the TV networks.