NFL: The Easy and Needed Solution to the 18-Game Schedule

November 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Most of us who are reading this article grew up playing street or sandlot football and dreamed about becoming an NFL football player. 
Many of us would play 50 games a year making the NFL minimum salary just to have the privilege of pounding it out on the field. 
Yet, NFL players are making millions of dollars a year to work at a job they love while most of us can’t even find a good city league to play flag football during the weekends (or for that matter, a job we love), and NFL players are only required to perform half the year.
True, one game can take toll on the body for the remainder of a football player’s life.  But in honor of our soldiers and veterans, combat missions can be far more strenuous physically, emotionally and mentally during a full year of mobilization. 
No football player can identify with the tremendous amount of stress that war takes on the body for the remainder of a soldier’s life. Most soldiers are luck...

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