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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I don't blame them for not wanting 18 games but not for the same reasons. I think that the NFL would not be as interesting and become more like NASCAR where they have 1 month off it seems like and ...

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Old 03-12-2011, 08:47 AM   #11
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I don't blame them for not wanting 18 games but not for the same reasons. I think that the NFL would not be as interesting and become more like NASCAR where they have 1 month off it seems like and race 1 months out of the year. That's just dumb.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:12 PM   #12
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Most starters don't play much in the preseason.......it's time for players like Arrington and Ivory to get a shot. Maybe the preseason ticket prices should be 50% off since we spend most of the time watching backups.
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16 game schedule and a 60-man roster (up to 53 players suited up and active). JMO.

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Old 03-17-2011, 02:49 PM   #14
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i think all the 18 game hoop-la has come from us the fans, we just don't like exibition football. u hear it year after year. its needed yes, but why should the season ticket holder have to pay for it? 45-50 thousand guaranteed payed seats for the owners. the way i'm steamin now they can play 20. dress out 70 make everyone ante up.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:48 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Beastmode View Post
I'm with the players, as most of us are on this one. I think a win win would be to have 1 extra paying event, like a quasi bye where people pay to come to the stadium for a meet and greet of the players and staff around the the 4th or 5th game into the season with events for the kids. A portion could be donated to charity. If done right it could generate more than the revenue from a game and the positive publicity would be off the chart.
Rock on, Beastie. Thats pretty creative. Why not?
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I use to be for a 18 game season only if you take out 2 of the pre-season games. Now. I am against it. The reason the NFL is fun and exciting and having popularity is that EVERY GAME MATTERS! ...
Thats a good one. You dont want to turn into baseball.
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18 games is ridiculous as much as I love the game with over 300+ players out last year is too much, I really feel the quality of the game will suffer as well as the players. Hell the roster needs to be increased not games
18 games would change the whole dynamic of the sport. Its a horrible idea, and I cant believe the owners arent seeing this. You'd end up with every teams bench by game 18. You'd have teams that were winning and leading, and suddenly some injuries, and they'd drop out. It would be a human Iditarod, nothing more than a ridiculous endurance race.

You cant tell me this wouldnt benefit the rich teams. The 49ers of the 80's used to push for bigger rosters, because they could afford to pay their 2nd tier players more. I dont know how it works now, but it's gotta lean toward the rich teams, if you expand the schedule.

Its like Jessica Alba getting plastic surgery. What good can come of it? why f*** with something that works?

on preseason:
-- why cant you just sell your tickets? I do it all the time. Its not that tough. There are lots of people who cant get tickets who are happy to buy em, when they're available.

-- what does it hurt? The coaches say they need it. I see it as football where you cant lose. Its foreplay to me. I love it.

-- I enjoy seeing the Ivorys and the Pierre Thomases and the Bucky Richardsons rise up from obscurity into the lineup. There's plenty to soak up in preseason for those of long-attention-span.

-- Again, why screw with the dynamics of the game? They use preseason to prepare, to test, and to evaluate. Practice is not the same as a game. If this is what works, leave it alone.

If you dont like preseason, baseball season is still on in August.

-- They used to have six preseason games.

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Old 03-18-2011, 11:00 AM   #16
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I have my reasons for not wanting an 18 game season and some reasons align with the players. I think this is the only thing I agree with the players on.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:16 AM   #17
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18 games would change the whole dynamic of the sport. Its a horrible idea, and I cant believe the owners arent seeing this. You'd end up with every teams bench by game 18. You'd have teams that were winning and leading, and suddenly some injuries, and they'd drop out. It would be a human Iditarod, nothing more than a ridiculous endurance race.
Not if the league returned to temporary IR.

Right now, if a guy is out 6 weeks with a high ankle sprain, teams are tempted to IR him. If there was a 4 or 8 week IR he could come back after it heals.

And if we had 18 games in 2010, Jenkins, Bush, PT, Ivory, and Graham might have been able to play in the playoffs.

Its possible that we would have been healthier if we had an 18 game season last year, along with a 4-8 week IR.
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I say NO Too.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:25 AM   #20
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I was against 18 games from the start.
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