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Yes 55 38.73%
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:32 PM   #1
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Goodell says he's fighting for the 18 game season because that's what fans want. I'm just testing the OM to see if he's right.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...hat-fans-want/
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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from what I saw, some poll only had like 40% thinking 18 games were a good thing

this is NOT about the fans, it's about more revenue for the owners
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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I believe Art Rooney disagrees with him. I don't have a link for that, but I heard it mentioned on ESPN...
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I would love a 10 month NFL season, but I am not sure converting two preseason games into reg. season games would be a good idea.

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I have to vote yes. I'm watching pre-season games anyway, which are a joke. Why not make them real? I am concerned about records being broken and things like that. Some have argued that the IR will look like hell by the end of the season. I know if I'm paying for those tickets in pre-season, I'd rather the games have some meaning.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:37 PM   #6
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No. 16 games is plenty. Longer seasons have to mean shorter preseasons and, much as I hate preseason games, teams need that time to evaluate players and put a quality product on the field. Longer seasons means more injuries and the games start to become less and less meaningful. 18 games is nothing but a pure greed move on the part of the owners.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:37 PM   #7
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I have to vote yes. I'm watching pre-season games anyway, which are a joke. Why not make them real? I am concerned about records being broken and things like that. Some have argued that the IR will look like hell by the end of the season. I know if I'm paying for those tickets in pre-season, I'd rather the games have some meaning.
See I see the whole IR thing being an arguement everywhere, but players have just as much chance getting hurt in any preseaon game or weeks 1-16...its no difference.
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I have to vote yes. I'm watching pre-season games anyway, which are a joke. Why not make them real? I am concerned about records being broken and things like that. Some have argued that the IR will look like hell by the end of the season. I know if I'm paying for those tickets in pre-season, I'd rather the games have some meaning.
The games have a ridiculous amount of meaning.

They are HUGE for the players that play in them.

I say no. As much as I think it would be awesome to have an 18 week fantasy season, I'd rather see teams competing at the highest level in the playoffs (e.g. injury free as much as possible) and 2 more games just defeats that.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:39 PM   #9
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Not if we are gonna suck as much as we did last year.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:42 PM   #11
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I prefer to keep the regular season at 16 games.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:44 PM   #12
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What I don't hear about much, but don't want to see are a ton of meaningless games being played at the end of the year. Sure, two more games will give some teams more opportunity to get into the playoffs, but there will be more teams that are straight out (Broncos this year) or locked up with 2, 3, 4 games left in the season.

Personally I also feel the preseason is a great time to evaluate and implement future game plan ideas. I think without those two games, more teams won't really know who their "right" players are.

Injury can occur anytime. Ticket prices for preseason need to come down.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:45 PM   #13
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So far, it looks as if Goodell is blowing smoke up someone's ass.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:46 PM   #14
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the game is fine...quit trying to change it every week!

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Old 02-04-2011, 12:51 PM   #15
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Yes, and hell yes. I watch preseason games too, even though it feels like a collossal waste of time. I would like more meaningful games, extra playoff games, and more players on the roster.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:53 PM   #16
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I don't see any benefit to an 18 game season at all

except extra money for the owners, which is of course what this is about.
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I don't pretend it's the best thing for the players, but I would absolutely love to see two more Broncos games every year.

I also don't think it will change the landscape of the NFL much at all like some people are arguing.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:14 PM   #18
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Get rid of 2 preseason crap games and make 2 more count better for the fans
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Didja watch the Pro Bowl? I'm convinced that's the type and level of football Goodell wants every week. Look on the bright side, player injuries would go wayyyyyyyy down
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:27 PM   #21
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I think that preseason games are a total waste of time, even for evaluating players. Everything is so vanilla in preseason that I'd say that coaches put more stock in training camp practices.

Get rid of two preseason games and that's it. No need to turn them into regular season games.

For the players, 16 games is enough. It's a rough sport.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:32 PM   #22
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Nope for a lot of reasons.

1- I don't want to see teams so far ahead at end of yr they sit a ton and coast.

2- It waters down the games. One thing about football is a win is worth more then in other sports who play a ton of games.

3- So now Chargers can start off even worst with more time to catch up?
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17 and another bye week. How about this: everyone gets a bye before the playoffs start.
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I think that preseason games are a total waste of time, even for evaluating players. Everything is so vanilla in preseason that I'd say that coaches put more stock in training camp practices.

Get rid of two preseason games and that's it. No need to turn them into regular season games.

For the players, 16 games is enough. It's a rough sport.
I hear this from fans and starting NFL players but not from gms and coaches.

Also you can really learn a lot from preseason. Pretty much all Broncos preseason problems carried over. Preseason IMO very important to see how young players have digested what you are teaching them.
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17 and another bye week. How about this: everyone gets a bye before the playoffs start.
I'll see that and raise you 3 games and a bye week,

20 games, 3 bye weeks.
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