Why the NFL Should Keep the 16-Game Season

July 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For years, we have heard rumors of extending the NFL season or "What to do with the preseason?"  Now that we are hopefully on the doorstep of a new CBA, those rumors may now become a reality.  It seems in many cases it would be wise to fall on the same side of an issue as Ray Lewis and in this case, I'll take Ray's side.  Here's why.

The Record Book:  Call me old-fashioned, but I'm just not quite ready to throw away the current record book.  Its been a few decades since the NFL moved to a 16-game season, and I personally have grown quite fond of the records associated with the current format.  With an "extended" 18-game season—suddenly you have to start a new batch of records because everything changes.  The 1,000-yard rusher already is somewhat antiquated as a benchmark, but this would remove the magic of the 2,000-yard rushing season as well.  What are backs shooting for then?  2,500 yards is the new 2,000?  No thanks....

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