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Old 05-20-2008, 04:40 PM  
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17th regular season game

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell raised the possibility of having a 17th regular-season game as an option to help settle some of the league's future labor problems.

"We are actually looking at that as one alternative," Goodell said Tuesday at the NFL owners meeting in Atlanta, the same day that the league's owners voted unanimously to opt out of their labor deal with the players' union two years early. "We think that may have an impact on some of the things we would want to talk to the players about. It's on the table."

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Old 05-20-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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Id actually be ok with that as long as they got rid of one or two pre-season games.
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:34 PM   #3
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1 less preseason game and 1 more Regular season. The schedule could stay the same.

I like it. No 8-8, you're a winner or a loser...
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:43 PM   #4
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Some teams are going to get 9 home games a year and some only 8.
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:46 PM   #5
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Some teams are going to get 9 home games a year and some only 8.
Sounds like what Kansas does now.
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:48 PM   #6
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As long as they alernate the home games every other year. Its ok.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:05 PM   #7
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1 less preseason game and 1 more Regular season. The schedule could stay the same.

I like it. No 8-8, you're a winner or a loser...
I think you are absolutely right. No need to post further on this thread.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:08 PM   #8
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Whom among us wouldn't want more games?
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:09 PM   #9
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The schedule is a thing of balanced beauty now. Adding one more game will again unbalance the scheduling and in a short season (16 or 17 games to determine who is the best only helps the team that gets hot rather than the team that is consistent) it will lead to teams crying foul. The league has enjoyed the parity the last few years and this would destroy that parity. IMO, this is just an attempt to get another week worth of revenue just like adding the bye week did a few years ago.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:20 PM   #10
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If they go to 17, the extra games should be inter-conference and held at neutral sites. They don't have to necessarily be held in Mexico or overseas, but there should be neutral-site games.

Another option would be an extra week chock full of "rivalry games" held at neutral sites. Chiefs-Broncos in Lincoln, Cowboys-Eagles in Toronto, Titans-Jaguars in Birmingham, etc.

The only problem I have with a 17-game schedule is giving half the teams in the league an extra home game every year, which could be alleviated by using neutral sites and make those oh-so-lucrative games in England and Germany more feasible.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:22 PM   #11
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The only problem I have with this scenario is giving half the teams in the league an extra home game every year.
Let the team who finishes last in their division and worst in conference get the extra home games and make them all vs. the other conference.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:26 PM   #12
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Sounds like what Kansas does now.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:29 PM   #13
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The schedule is a thing of balanced beauty now. Adding one more game will again unbalance the scheduling and in a short season (16 or 17 games to determine who is the best only helps the team that gets hot rather than the team that is consistent) it will lead to teams crying foul. The league has enjoyed the parity the last few years and this would destroy that parity. IMO, this is just an attempt to get another week worth of revenue just like adding the bye week did a few years ago.
You could always make NE play all road games, as further punishment for cheating. Then any teams that don't sell out, would also play more road games. Just trying to help.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:31 PM   #14
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Sounds like what Kansas does now.
Yeah, but Goodell would never allow NFL teams to put Longview Community College on their schedule.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:31 PM   #15
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You could always make NE play all road games, as further punishment for cheating. Then any teams that don't sell out, would also play more road games. Just trying to help.
Teams I don't like play more road games.
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