NFL 18-Game Season: Why It’s a Fantastic Idea

August 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Roger Goodell has been making a pitch for an 18-game season as he traveled around the NFL training camps these past few weeks.
Goodell is doing a hard sell on this concept, especially as a way of settling the differences between the players and owners in the collective bargaining agreement talks, even though the players are balking at the idea.
So let's get the negatives out of the way.
An 18-game schedule would increase the wear-and-tear on a players' body and increase the risk of injury.
This is a valid argument and no one should discount it, but we're here to look at why an 18-game season is a fantastic idea, so let's proceed.
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