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Old 04-27-2007, 10:14 AM   #16
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Re: Talk of a 17 game season. GREAT!

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I find it hard to believe that the owners would cut even one preseason game.

Correct if I'm wrong, but I believe most teams do not have preseason games included in their season ticket packages.

So, teams make a significant amount of revenue from extra ticket sales in addition to the fact that players are not paid for preseason games.

I don't know, I might be talking out of my ass right now, but I thought this is why they haven't already cut preseason games.
Pre-Season games are part of the season ticket package to include pricing. At least for the SKINS.
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:22 AM   #17
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I like the idea of a 17 game season but I wonder what the players union would have to say about that. I think they'd want more compensation in the form of more player jobs on each team. The owners might not like it.

As for the Super Bowl overseas. I think it could be ok. As a fan I would much rather travel to Madrid, London or Paris to see the big game than to Detroit, Minneapolis, or Atlanta.

All teams include preseason as part of the season tix package. If they didnt they would have a tough time selling them.
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If they expand to 18, cut down two preseason games and then add a second bye week. The second bye week would (a) extend the season longer and (b) give more time for recuperation.
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:27 AM   #19
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If they expand to 18, cut down two preseason games and then add a second bye week. The second bye week would (a) extend the season longer and (b) give more time for recooperation.
Great plan.


When I first saw this thread, I immediately thought "why not 18, a nice even number?" and I guess I'm not the only one.
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Old 04-27-2007, 01:03 PM   #20
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Re: Talk of a 17 game season. GREAT!

What is the point of making the season longer, Im sure the players are against it and so am i. Whats the point of overseas games too, i just dont get it
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i wonder why they came up with a weird # like 17? why not use Matty's plan. i love me some more meaningful football. and the super bowl is usually just a big corporate event, so why not?
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Old 04-27-2007, 01:28 PM   #22
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I think they should go to 18 and cut out 2 of the meaningless pre-season games.
That would be the perfect plan. Players probably like it though.
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:07 PM   #23
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What is the point of making the season longer, Im sure the players are against it and so am i. Whats the point of overseas games too, i just dont get it
More football= More money! Why in the world would you be against a longer season? I don't know one sole..well except you....that wouldn't want more football?

I would can the overseas crap! The NFL would be like everything else in this country! You wanna see the NFL come to the GOOD OLE USA and BRING YOUR WALLET! Or stay home.
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:11 PM   #24
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That's the number of dogs found a Vicks home the day the NFL was discussing extending the season.
If that was the case we would be havin a 90 game schedule......turn us into baseball.

I'm all for it....lol
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I think they should go to 18 and cut out 2 of the meaningless pre-season games.
I agree.
Going to 17 is stupid. It went from 14 to 16...so it's natural to move up to 18. The football season is too short anyway, and the preseason is too long.
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That would be the perfect plan. Players probably like it though.
Why would the players want to play an additional 2 games for the same pay? Whoever said the union would object is correct. Ever game is like a car wreck. Would you like to be in two additional car wrecks a year? There is no way they go to 18 games and then have a full set of playoff games. Also, I think they have to consider the possibility of watering down the product.
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I love how Godell says "adding a 17th game will create more inventory, and that has some appeal. The issue is, how do you create more inventory?" Nice. Pretty much saying we'll do whatever rakes in the cash. "Inventory." HA!

That being said I'm all about more football. Players won't like it though.
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Why would the players want to play an additional 2 games for the same pay? Whoever said the union would object is correct. Ever game is like a car wreck. Would you like to be in two additional car wrecks a year? There is no way they go to 18 games and then have a full set of playoff games. Also, I think they have to consider the possibility of watering down the product.
I think players will like it for two reasons, if they can drop 2 preseason games for two regular season games, they'd go for it.
Also, adding two games means records previously untouchable, would be MUCH easier to beat. What record would be safe with two more regular season games????
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While I like the idea of getting rid of preseason games in favor of real games, that fact that the NFL wants to play the extra game outside of this country doesn't make me happy. The NFL schedule is already hard to make fair as it is. with Thursday games and short weeks. Imagine having to play a game after having played the previous week in London or Spain. Or needing a win to make the playoffs and having it in Germany or Japan. Any one here ever had that kind of jet lag? What time would these games be? A game in Tokyo started at 1 Pm EST would be 2 AM. You think anyone is going to that game? As much as we love the NFL here in the USA, it has not caught on elsewhere. So be it. Forcing it down the throats of other countries isn't going to help. I think the NFL will be fine if they leave Europe and Asia to MLB and the NBA.
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As much as we love the NFL here in the USA, it has not caught on elsewhere.
I beg to differ - within 72 hours of registration being open for this London NFL game there were over half a million ticket requests, not to mention how many were requested after that point.
Demand has been so high that the NFL are now going to have a "lottery" to determine who can get first option on buying tickets (I personally was registered within the first 10 mins of registration opening).

I know many in the US are keen to protect what they feel is theirs (and we have discussed this a fair few times in other threads), but the NFL is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more popular than many US residents would think.

Whilst I think this London game is good for the NFL to expand its potential revenue base, I too agree that a full week of "worldwide" games wouldn't work at this point - they should continue to do the 1-2 overseas games that they have agreed to for the next 5 years and work from there.

17 week season, no thanks, as has been mentioned earlier 18 is a much better number - BUT with an 18 game season all of a sudden records that have stood for a long time become easier to reach, etc.

I also agree that the SB should not leave the US, for Goodell to even mention it means he must be smoking something.
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