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Old 03-27-2009, 08:27 AM   #16
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Re: Longer Season.. what does it offer other than more revenue?

It means I get to play a couple extra games on Madden.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:50 AM   #17
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Hold on now, the NFL folded on Europe not the other way around. Europeans have plenty of interest in the sport. Combine that with the fact that there are also U.S servicmembers who went to those games and it is obvious that they had strong fan base.
NFL folds Europe league, to focus on regular-season games abroad - NFL - ESPN

I understand that there are concerns about the time zones but it is really not an issue. Here is why, currently the time zone difference between Eastern Time and Pacific Time is 3 hours. It takes roughly 6 hours to travel from one side of the U.S. to the other.

The time difference in Europe is between 5 and 6 hours and the flight takes 9 hours from the East coast. and 10 from the west coast (when they are nonstop). Now in case you are wondering, it would take the KC Chiefs roughly 12 hours.

My point is this if you are already spending 6 hours on a plane, then what is another 3-6 hours? You would probably be asleep for the majority anyway. Secondly, it would only be once a year that you have to make a trip like this. Finally, the players do not have to adjust to the time difference because they still play the games according to the standard NFL game times.
I think another 3-6 hours for guys 6'6" and 300 LBs is actually not insignificant.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:53 AM   #18
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Nothing. It is all about the money. You will get more guys banged up or seriously injured though, but what do the owners care. Doesn't matter anyway, the pro sports leagues are going to price themsleves out of the market.
But aren't tickets to the preseason games priced the same as regular season games?
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:56 AM   #19
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Well the record books will get rewritten completely.
Nice first post, hadn't even been brought up yet.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:57 AM   #20
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Yeah I don't get the appeal of overseas games. Keep it in our hemisphere w/ games in Canada and maybe South America.
Maybe Mexico.. I dunno about South America
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I think another 3-6 hours for guys 6'6" and 300 LBs is actually not insignificant.

Don't those guys ride in First or business class. I do not know I am just asking. I figured that they did or do.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:09 AM   #22
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But aren't tickets to the preseason games priced the same as regular season games?
Yeah but they are also attended at best 50%. I'd guess The take of a regular season game is on the order of 3X that of even an interesting preseason game. And that probably means millions for a team like the Skins/Cowboys/Pats.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:12 AM   #23
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Re: Longer Season.. what does it offer other than more revenue?

Now, I could see them adding two games and adding an additional bye week, thus extending the season that much longer. We could get nearly an extra month of NFL in; I could deal with that.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:29 AM   #24
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Re: Longer Season.. what does it offer other than more revenue?

it offers more injuries, more bad games at the end of a season for all the teams that are eliminated, and less importance of each individual game.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:56 AM   #25
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I would think any games in august would have to be night games to avoid the heat...so you'd probably see Thursday night football for a couple weeks...
The problem is...they want revenue...and the best way to do that is with a thursday sun, monday night and 2 sunday day games.
I just wouldn't want to get screwed with 100 degree games or having a Monday night game followed by a Thurs night game.

I could see 7 games sat night, 8 games sun night and 1 monday night...but thats only 3 game slots vs the normal 4 (3 sun, 1 mon) unless they can schedule a sunday day game up north or in domes or something.

18 weeks would be grueling on RB's..
typically star RB's dont really play much in preseason, nor do star WR's QB's.
More depth would certainly be needed there.

The position that would be hurt the most is QB.
Developing a rookie QB requires a ton of reps and with 4 qbs on the roster, they have to share time...if they do this I could see a lot more old QB's on rosters for a long time...and if they are on the roster, rookies will never get in during the regular season unless there are 2 injuries (rare). I really don't think this will hurt the linemen...they play a lot in preseason.
Special teams will suck though...especially the first 2 games...I see a ton of records being broken on returns because those teams will be filled with rookies that have never played teams...and those teams change a ton year by year.
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it offers more injuries, more bad games at the end of a season for all the teams that are eliminated, and less importance of each individual game.
I agree.
This is a terrible idea & we may be at a critical junction for the nfl if this happens. IMO it would mark the beginning of the downturn of the league as the most popular. It's happened to all pro sports before, they can't stay on top forever.

This goes against the best advantage the nfl has over other pro sports; virtually all of its games matter. Not only that, division titles matter. With 18 games, health w/matter. I see more games w/stars sitting out on the horizon.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:08 PM   #27
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Well the record books will get rewritten completely.
That was my first thought. Adding games will mess with the record books.

I like having only 16 games. Each game means something. There are no unimportant games on the schedule.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:36 PM   #28
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Re: Longer Season.. what does it offer other than more revenue?

More football......I F'ING LOVE IT...
Everyone stop with this injury bullshit. Its just one or two (at most) games more. It's not like were adding a dozen more games. As for the record books....WHO GIVES A F*@K
I like it. I don't understand why anybody wouldn't want more of what they love. Cut the pre-season in half and get on with the season.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:39 PM   #29
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Re: Longer Season.. what does it offer other than more revenue?

i think it would help separate the good/bad/ugly
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:53 PM   #30
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Re: Longer Season.. what does it offer other than more revenue?

It's going to happen. The league owners just incorporated several safety rule changes in their meetings, and they are pushing for more generated revenues (tickets, media contracts, etc. ) to help cover player's increasing salaries. Their concerns are business ended, and they view the players as conpensated well enough to justify longer seasons. If the players are to get paid then they have to produce.
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