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Old 08-21-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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Longest... Preseason... Ever

This feels like the longest preseason to me. I'm sure it's partly because we started training camp before anyone else in the NFL this year, and partly because we started the preseason before anyone else with the HOF game.

But at the same time I think my appetite for football gets bigger every year. I just thank goodness we play the first game of the regular season!

Does this preseason seem like it's taking forever to you guys?
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:50 PM   #2
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Re: Longest... Preseason... Ever

this day feels like it's taking forever, so yes, the preseason seems like it's been going on WAY too long.
Of course the irony is that come February (after we win the Super Bowl) we'll all be complaining that the season went by too quickly.
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
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Definitely agree Schneed. And then on the one hand it's great we get to start our regular season four days before everyone else (but the Giants)...but then we have to wait a week and a half for game 2...sigh
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:59 PM   #4
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The NFL should play a 162 game schedule like MLB! Lazy bastards, WTF!
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:00 PM   #5
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The season is just 2 weeks away from today, that's coming quick! Honestly I'm not sure that I'm ready for the weekly stress and all the ups and downs.
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The NFL should play a 162 game schedule like MLB! Lazy bastards, WTF!
LOL...I would like to see an 18 game schedule though. The season is too short. 1 game makes too much of a difference. Not that 18 is much better, but it certainly helps.

About it being too long. I guess I haven't really noticed. I always knew the season wouldn't start til Sept. 4th, so that's my focus. Then again, I am probably the only one that dislikes preseason here.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:12 PM   #7
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From the recent talk I've heard on NFL radio an 18 game regular season with a 2 game preseason is definitely in the works and seems inevitable.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:42 PM   #8
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Waiting for Sep 4th is taking forever. I know I am usually impatient but this year seems unbearable. I really want to see the battle between us and the Giants. My expectations are way high for what that game will be on both sides of the ball.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:58 PM   #9
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the only problem with the Sept 4th game is on 9/7 Skins won't be part of all the action. Plus if we lose the 9/4 game I probably won't bother watching any games on the 7th. To depressed.
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From the recent talk I've heard on NFL radio an 18 game regular season with a 2 game preseason is definitely in the works and seems inevitable.
Is there any talk on possible an implimentation date?
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A longer regular season would be nice, and while I know people are not big fans of the preseason, I think we must remember that the preseason gives coaches and opportunity to see young players preform in real game situations. I also think that the league must be careful about expanding the games of the regular season. I know that we won't become like baseball and their gazillion regular season games, but I feel like in the NFL every game is meaningful because the season is not that long.
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I think the giants will be a step slower because they lost ALOT of key parts from last years defense, and they arent exactly a powerhouse on offense. We should rape the giants, seriously.. they lost a starting safety,starting DE, and starting LB... plus im sure they ost a few other players but teams dont usually do very good after winning a superbowl except the pats and im willing to bet that the Giants are very "giant" this year.. History is against them
I hope thats true but their O looked pretty good the other night (30 points in the first half) and their D is still getting at the QB. Now their D did give up 30 some points but I believe most of those came in the second half.

While I'll enjoy this 4th game with the starters playing more it scars me to watch because it a greater chance for a starter to get injured. We have stayed pretty healthy so lets cross our fingers we can get them in and out without any thing major and then the starters should have 2 weeks to get ready.
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From the recent talk I've heard on NFL radio an 18 game regular season with a 2 game preseason is definitely in the works and seems inevitable.
This will be another step towards reducing the quality of play IMO. It doesn't mean people won't watch, but there will be a lot of meaningless games in the end w/more chance for injury.

The whole idea that you can replace 2 preseason games w/2 regular season games is ridiculous. It's not like the starters play much in all of 4 preseason games, and if coaches are worried about injuries play the scurbs, that's what preseason is for.

If this is implemented, it'll only take a season or 2 for coaches to say that they don't have enough game film to evaluate their young & bubble players. I know this is an answer to revenue sharing and not injury concerns, but it's a bad solution. I can't imagine the players would really want to play 2 regular season games just to give up 2 preseason games. 18 games is far too much IMO, it's going to make the super bowl more of a test of endurance & health.
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At the beginning of pre-season, I'm hyped because I know the regular season is just around the corner. But after two weeks of meaningless games, I'm ready for the real thing. I will be glad when the NFL decides to reduce the number of pre-season games. I like the way College football starts off with a bang and every game counts. Usually they start with out of conference cream puffs, then out of conference competition and then progress to interconference rivalries. The NFL schedule is not so nice. For some teams, it's downright unfair. I don't know of another team that has to play all of it's division rivals, on the road, in it's first five games. That is ridiculous.
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