An 18-Game NFL Season: Good or Bad Idea?

June 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Since February of this past year, talk has gotten more serious between the NFL & union officials about the possibility of extending the NFL Regular Season to 18 games. While there would still be a total of 20 exhibition plus regular-season games under the proposal, the league would go from four in the preseason and 16 in the regular season to two and 18.
Debate has picked up this week, during annual meetings, concerning the matter of extension. Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy has already said that it's an "idea that is really gaining momentum, particularly with the owners." However, this comment is expected, as the owners are running a business, and would generate more money by an expanded regular season.
More games counting for the regular season means more expensive season tickets and parking passes, and an additional home game to generate merchandise, advertising, and concession sales. Also, it means two more possible victories in the win column, and, as many ...

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