NFL Commish Roger Goodell Visits Ravens, Tries To Sell 18-Game Season

August 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Roger Goodell visited the Baltimore Ravens training camp at McDaniel College yesterday. The biggest takeaway, from the standpoint of the players, was the possibility of the 18 game season.
With an economy that has not seen any real recovery and costs of business rising, the NFL is seeking ways generate more revenue. It seems the simplest way to accomplish this is to add two more games to the regular season.
Two more sold out games will generate huge amounts of revenue for the NFL and its teams. Two more games is a win for the NFL and a win for the fans. With the average NFL team worth more than $1 billion, the question is, when will there be enough profits?  
According to Forbes, in 2009, two NFL teams lost money, Seattle and Oakland. The Washington Redskins led the league with operating income of $90 million. The Vikings were the least profitable team, with income of $8.2 million. With 30 of 32 teams turning a profit, it makes no sense to extend t...

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