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    Extended season?

    What are your thoughts on taking the regular season from 16 to 18 games?

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    Re: Extended season?

    Guess I never really thought too much about it. From a fan standpoint if it lowered the price to go to a game (and I know it won't) then I'd like it.
    From a business stand point I see why they may want more games. That's more TV money and more revenue.



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    Re: Extended season?

    I don't like it when they change things like this. Records are very important in sports. If somebody gets 20 more games over their career than another guy did, IMO it wouldn't be fair.

    Also a greater chance for somebody to get hurt. Players careers would get shorter more than likely

    Bad idea



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    Re: Extended season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    I don't like it when they change things like this. Records are very important in sports. If somebody gets 20 more games over their career than another guy did, IMO it wouldn't be fair.

    Also a greater chance for somebody to get hurt. Players careers would get shorter more than likely

    Bad idea
    There is just as much chance for a player to get hurt in a pre-season game as there is in a regular season game.

    I agree, bad idea. 16 games is more than long enough to determine who the best teams are.



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    Re: Extended season?

    it would just make it so that there are two more games in green bay that are as cold as the arctic


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    Re: Extended season?

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    There is just as much chance for a player to get hurt in a pre-season game as there is in a regular season game.

    I agree, bad idea. 16 games is more than long enough to determine who the best teams are.
    But the starters don't play the entire game in the pre-season so therefore the amount of time they are at risk to get hurt is shorter.

    Plus those extra 2 games will just wear that much more on the players bodys and i think the playoffs will become more of a game of attrition with the teams with the most players standing will win.



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    Re: Extended season?

    It seems to be agreed that a longer season would be bad.

    What if teams were allowed to carry more players? Teams would be able to carry first half/second half players or 4th quarter "closers" that would give the game a little twist. Just a thought. Personally I think we should keep it as is.



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    Re: Extended season?

    The question is in which direction would they expand the season. At the end? Well, the NFL season already extends into February - that's way too long. At the beginning? Well, I know I'm always dying for football season to get here, but regular season in mid-August just does not appeal to me. And we know they're not going to eliminate the bye-week in order to expand the season.

    I'm usually one that's all about more football, but I'm just not a fan of this.


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    Re: Extended season?

    yea i just think they should keep things the way they are.




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    Re: Extended season?

    No, it'll mess up the FFL I run. We like it right where it's at.



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    Re: Extended season?

    More injuries, and more players tanking it during games. Part of the problem with the NBA and MLB is due to the length of the seasons, players go into cruise control during stretches to save their bodies for the whole season and post season.

    You'd need to have better depth because there will be more fatigue and injuries. The part that sucks too, is that you could end up having the good teams clinch a few weeks before the end, so there'd be less excitement the last couple of weeks.


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    Re: Extended season?

    They should really just take 2 preseason games away. There is no need for 4 of them.



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    Re: Extended season?

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    They should really just take 2 preseason games away. There is no need for 4 of them.
    I'd also like it if they actually ended the season in January. Take away 2 preseason games, get rid of the bye week (there are an even number of teams now; no need for it), and just stick with 16 games. You'd have a better product on the field.

    The biggest sham is how NFL teams charge the fans the same price for tickets if it's a preseason game. No way I'd pay $60 to see a bunch of guys trying to make the roster!


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    Re: Extended season?

    For selfish reasons I wouldn't mind them lengthening the season by a couple of games as it gives me more Sundays to be extremely lazy, but on the other hand I like the way the season is right now. Don't mess with something that is so good the way it is right now.


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    Re: Extended season?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    The question is in which direction would they expand the season. At the end? Well, the NFL season already extends into February - that's way too long. At the beginning? Well, I know I'm always dying for football season to get here, but regular season in mid-August just does not appeal to me. And we know they're not going to eliminate the bye-week in order to expand the season.

    I'm usually one that's all about more football, but I'm just not a fan of this.
    Yeah. I think the problem is that the NFL has become a year round thing. They are breaking the draft up more. It likely will be 3 days. They have a big special when the schedules are released. They always seem to have the most offseason drama, plus the actual season goes from essentially August to February.

    I like football too, but I also get tired of it as well...


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