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Vote Now on Length of NFL Season

By Cindy Boren  |  March 24, 2009; 10:38 AM ET  | Category:  League Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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The NFL has gotten outright boring. Games take too long, talent is in short supply. Shorter season, smaller leagues, dump replay.

Posted by: rsampson02 | April 3, 2009 6:51 PM

Instead of teams keeping 1 starting QB with an extension of the season it is reasonable to assume to have teams with 3 starting QB's one for every 6 games or until they get their shoulders separated.

Posted by: Sideswiped | March 24, 2009 9:18 PM

NO! NO! NOOOO!

The NFL have been geniuses at marketing.

If the season gets any longer MOST of the games will be meaningless!

Posted by: kls1 | March 24, 2009 8:51 PM

There is nothing to be gained by adding more games. If the NFL wants more revenue, why not just stretch out the schedule and add a couple more bye weeks? That way they can have more weeks of games on TV (more revenue), without watering down the competition or increasing injuries.

Posted by: SmittyATL | March 24, 2009 8:07 PM

The NFL is messing with a good thing... It should remain the same with one less preseason game (2 games to evaluate, 1 dress rehearsal for the season). Your asking players to risk too much & you will water down the play at the end of the season even more... teams sitting players to avoid injury.

The real money for the owners are playoff games because I believe they get to keep the whole purse... I don't understand why the NFL wont go to NBA/Hockey format... 8 teams each league, with reseeding occurring after each round... It's fair enough that the regular season #1 will play the 8 seed instead of getting a bye also. That's where the real excitement is, add more playoff games!

Posted by: tony325 | March 24, 2009 5:15 PM

They need to increase the regular season to 18 games and add two teams per conference to the playoffs. There are too many teams with playoff credentials denied because only six per conference are eligible.

Posted by: rillbizi | March 24, 2009 4:31 PM

It will mean more injuries. Preseason games are not full-out affairs and the starters don't play the whole time. They're not as demanding as regular games so it's not like making 2 of them into regular games is no big deal. Rookies coming off of much shorter college seasons will take longer to develop as their injury rates go up and the fatigue of a long season saps their desire. Veterans will also incur more injuries as their bodies break down near the end of a long season. Come playoffs, these guys will be beat.

Posted by: allknowingguy | March 24, 2009 4:05 PM

I like the idea of keeping the current schedule and just changing the last 2 preseason games into regular season ones. To compensate for the lack of roster battles they can increase it to 60 players per team or something.

Posted by: ozpunk | March 24, 2009 2:40 PM

16 games is long enough...they should just remove a preseason game or two...

but i guess just making one or two preseason games into regular season games is an alternative...

Posted by: deadskin | March 24, 2009 1:45 PM

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