NFL Owners Seek An “Enhanced” Season In Spite Of Player Concerns

June 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last Wednesday, the NFL formally presented a proposal for an 18-game, "enhanced" NFL season.
The new season would not be any longer than the current season. The two games would not be added, but instead transferred from the preseason, which would be shortened to two games.
The idea, as presented, would subtract two meaningless games from the current 20-game schedule, adding two meaningful games in the process.
The only motivation driving this idea is money.
But, let's be honest:
No one in their right mind likes the preseason.
Fans hate the preseason because it isn't competitive. Players hate it because they're putting their necks on the line for no reason. Coaches hate it because they can't run a normal gameplan for fear of showing too much strategy too early. Owners hate it because it isn't as profitable.
The only thing two more preseason games accomplish is filling out the final two or three roster spots and enticing gullible fans into thinking t...

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