17 game regular season.

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  1. Dummy McIdiot

    Dummy McIdiot Nincompoop

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    It seems a sure thing that the new collective bargaining agreement will be approved and with it a 17 game regular season.

    While I like the idea of extra football I have a few questions foremost of which is what teams get the extra home game and which get the extra away game? Should the extra game be played at a neutral site? Is the NFL trying to get 17 games in London or God forbid Azteca stadium?

    It's perplexing that they would go with an odd number.
     
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  2. TheNextStep

    TheNextStep TX BBQ > KC BBQ

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    Also crazy that they’d cap the pay for the game at 250k per player when there are players making four times that for the first sixteen games. I also agree with the players who say that the push for another game shines a light on the sincerity of the owners when talking about player safety.

    If they go to 17, I’ll certainly watch it.... but I don’t get why they think the players would agree to it with how it’s currently proposed.
     
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  3. Armyr8rfan

    Armyr8rfan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah my OCD makes me hate it.

    Make it 18.

    2 preseason games with a scheduled “scrimmage” in between.

    17 is just weird.
     
  4. Armyr8rfan

    Armyr8rfan Well-Known Member

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    I do like the expanded practice squads, expanded rosters and active players on GameDay.
     
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  5. TheNextStep

    TheNextStep TX BBQ > KC BBQ

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    I’d like it better if it were 18 and they added a second bye week. Make some scheduling rule that says that the second bye must be in week 9 or later.
     
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  6. Dummy McIdiot

    Dummy McIdiot Nincompoop

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    2 bye weeks would go a long way but capping the money players get seems like a deal breaker. I feel like the NFL union is the weakest of all the 3 major sports.
     
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  7. TheNextStep

    TheNextStep TX BBQ > KC BBQ

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    In looking at yesterday’s news, I think the NFL might have backed off on capping that game.
     
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  8. Dummy McIdiot

    Dummy McIdiot Nincompoop

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  9. 007

    007 Commitment To Excrement

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    Only two things to ask:

    Why an odd number of games? Who gets the extra fuckin home game?

    #stupid
     
  10. Nobodyinparticular

    Nobodyinparticular Well-Known Member

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    @london raider 2 gets the extra home game.
     
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  11. cruedi

    cruedi Well-Known Member

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    teams would probably get an extra home game every other year. I'd get rid of preseason games all together. Let teams scrimmage joint practice whatever on their own to get ready.

    If they went to 18 there would definitely need to be more player pay, but just one extra game? Who cares about the players?
     
  12. Armyr8rfan

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    Not the Raiders. That’s for sure lol.
     
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  13. Nobodyinparticular

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    NFL owners would never do that because it means they are giving up 2 free games that they get to leverage from their season ticket holders.
     
  14. Dummy McIdiot

    Dummy McIdiot Nincompoop

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    If they were still in Oakland this would be true. In Vegas with a shiny new stadium I think we'd be cool.
     
  15. Diceq

    Diceq Tired of hatin...

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    If every team has 1 neutral site game every year, you get an answer. When it comes to $, the NFL knows it's way...


    Can we play in Winepeg?
     
  16. alteredst8

    alteredst8 No Pity For The Masses

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    I would assume they would move to having more games abroad. Maybe just have week 9 be an abroad game for all teams. Then give every team a bye week after.
     
  17. DonkeyKilla

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    they will want to spread them out and also will want an opportunity to fuck us over on travel schedule
     
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  18. RaiderJF

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    I believe the current plan is to just give teams 9 home games on an alternating year basis. I am sure they will add more international games as well which will take some teams back down to 8 “real” home games and these are now typically scheduled with teams getting a bye week following, but last I heard is that there is no plan to add a second bye week.
     
  19. TheNextStep

    TheNextStep TX BBQ > KC BBQ

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    I haven’t heard anything about a second bye week either. It’s just what I would imagine would be a concession players would look for if the season is extended. I would.

    “ You want me to play more games? I need another week during the season to keep my body right. And, while we’re at it, let’s talk about how much of my off-season time includes ‘mandatory’ team activities...”

    Wouldn’t you?
     
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  20. Nobodyinparticular

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    I think the current schedule could already use a 2nd bye week. Adding another game only makes sense to add another bye week. Especially as a concession for only 1 playoff bye.