Thursday, October 16, 2008

Expanded regular season?

The NFL owners teed up a discussion about shortening the pre-season, expanding the regular season, and changing the playoff format...
 
No one expected them to decide anything at this meeting, but there is some anticipation that they can reach an agreement before next season, and possibly start the new format in 2010....
 
And naturally, the discussion was focused on money and "the integrity of the game."  But, I wonder how this all figures into the concept of the labor negotiations and the opting out of the CBA that happened earlier this year.  I guess we'll see.
 
What did surprise me was that they were thinking about adding some additional PRE season games in the spring.  That just seems weird to me.   Then again, it just strikes me that they want to corner the market and play some games that would require people to pay money to see them...
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