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Old 04-27-2007, 11:14 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, 11:22 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, 12:27 PM   #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, 12:35 PM   #20
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I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, I'd love a longer season, but with 16 games how beatup are many teams come playoff time?
I could see Snyder standing in front of the other owners using that line and then he would here a loud HA HA HA HA HA.
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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
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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
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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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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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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?
That's the number of dogs found a Vicks home the day the NFL was discussing extending the season.
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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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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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