NFL Preseason: Does Anyone Care Anymore?

August 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The National Football League is probably the most well liked and best run professional sports leagues in America right now.
While the MLB and NBA teams occasionally struggle to entice people to take an interest, the NFL has thrived in both television viewership and stadium attendance.
That said, while some may think that there’s no sense fixing a product that’s not broken, there are always some things that could be improved on.
For the NFL, one of the most glaring issues is the month-long period of meaningless exhibitions that proceed the regular season.
Is there even a legitimate purpose for the lengthy slate of glorified scrimmages? After several weeks of training camp, the idea that the players need these games to get their acts together before the season is just nonsense.
College athletes get no exhibition games and typically they’re at the top of their game by week two or three. The threat of injury in a game that has no real impact...

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