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Old 01-31-2020, 08:55 AM   #1
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USA Today/Saints Wire: NFL still mulling over 17-game regular season in new CBA

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The NFL needs more money?
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Worried about the XFL a bit are we, Roger?
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Worried about the XFL a bit are we, Roger?
They are not competitors. More of a minor league without any formal arrangement.
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The NFL needs more money?
That is the goal of any successful business. Growth.
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That is the goal of any successful business. Growth.
It's even the goal of all failing and failed businesses.
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It's even the goal of all failing and failed businesses.
This is true.It's the successful ones that accomplish the goal.
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CBA should easily say no to this.
16 is a nice even number.
4 preseason games for teams to warm up to. Trade players and unfortunately cut players too.
16 games takes you all the way into Playoffs in January. SB week in last of January first weekend in Feb like this year.
Basketball season already started.
It overlaps at the end of season with baseball.
Football starts out big without sharing other sports. That is NFL dominates August and on.
16 games plus the bye week extends the schedule.
CBA should say easy no yo more than 16 games b cause, really, what you want to do? Kill these guys, the players.
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CBA should easily say no to this.
16 is a nice even number.
4 preseason games for teams to warm up to. Trade players and unfortunately cut players too.
16 games takes you all the way into Playoffs in January. SB week in last of January first weekend in Feb like this year.
Basketball season already started.
It overlaps at the end of season with baseball.
Football starts out big without sharing other sports. That is NFL dominates August and on.
16 games plus the bye week extends the schedule.
CBA should say easy no yo more than 16 games b cause, really, what you want to do? Kill these guys, the players.
I would love to see 17 games. They would reduce the number of pre-season games to three (one home, one away, one neutral site). Regular season would be six games in division, four games another division within conference, four games division within other conference, and two games with the equivalent divisional finisher remaining your own conference, all just like currently set up. The final game could be against an equivalent divisional finisher in the other conference on a rotational basis. This game will be played at a neutral site such as Mexico, Canada, London, Germany, or other non-NFL U.S. cities. This way the NFL still get those non-traditional game sites without a home team having to give up a home game as happens today. Every team will get eight home, eight away, and one neutral field game.

They can even start one week earlier and add a second bye week giving the league 19 weeks of regular season play instead of the current 17. This would increase revenue and, in turn, increase the amount of money mandated to be paid to players. The players would also get more in season rest and recovery time with the extra bye week. It is a win/win for every side.

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Old 02-02-2020, 04:46 PM   #10
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If the owners are able to strong-arm the NFLPA and get the 17 games, we have to at least be able to get expanded rosters. All the safety and concussion concerns plus only having a 53-man roster is too limiting and reduces the quality of the product. Too many cases where we have seen rashes of injuries and teams literally try to finish the game with not enough healthy CB's or WR's or other position and you're left watching an inferior product. Bump rosters up to 60 total and 53 active, and certainly reduce to 3 preseason games.

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