Are you for or against 18 game NFL season

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  1. jobister profile image61
    jobisterposted 12 years ago

    I am for 18 game season because as a fan of the game I would love to see more meaningful games, but the NFL has to agree with some of the demands made by the players. What are your thoughts?

    1. bogerk profile image71
      bogerkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am definitely for a 2-game preseason, I know that much.

      The risk of injury is too severe and the reward is meaningless.

      What is more pointless than a NFL football game? I believe in 2008 the Detroit Lions went 4-0 in the preseason on their way to a 0-16 regular season.

      As for 18 games, sure, why not? Like DB Cooper said, anything to fill in the gap from the Super Bowl to Opening Day in Baseball seems like a good idea to me because the NBA looks sillier and sillier every passing season.

    2. GREINKE1 profile image61
      GREINKE1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      An 18-game football season is nonsense ! How many players, amateurs
      and pros have died only during training camp. I'll cut to the chase : This
      is only another way for owners to make more $ ........ Don't agree ? Tell
      me how players would benefit from this ?

    3. profile image49
      NFLFootballNowposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      AGAINST....if they must add more games, Expanding the Playoffs is the way to do it:

  2. ediggity profile image59
    ediggityposted 12 years ago

    Even though I would love to see 18 games in the regular season; I think it would be too much on the players.  I mean, these guys are pretty beat down as it stands now.  Although, from the perspective of some divisions like AFC West for example two extra games would make a world of difference.  If the NFL does go to 18 games there are going to be a lot of unhappy wives.

  3. kingis profile image70
    kingisposted 12 years ago

    I much rather see an 18 game season with 2 exhibition games than 16 games and 4 exhibition games.  I believe if there is an 18 game season, you will see a second bye week which will be needed.  I think it is going to happen once the collective bargaining agreement is settled.

    1. kingis profile image70
      kingisposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am actually going to rescind my comment from earlier and say that 16 game schedule is a much better fit for the NFL.  Too many players get hurt with the average career lasting 4-5 seasons, if that.  Hopefully, the players union and owners will get back to the bargaining table and settle this dispute so we can have a 2011 NFL season.

  4. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image74
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 12 years ago

    I think 16 is a good number. Any more and you'll have more injuries, which will lead to even more watered down rosters and more bad rules preventing players from looking at each other too hard. Also, I don't want to hear all the additional whining about how much money athletes make that will come along with them picking up two more game checks.

  5. LakeShow T profile image77
    LakeShow Tposted 12 years ago

    In the end I guess it is all about the money and that is why this will happen at some point. With that said, I agree with EYEAM4ANARCHY in that 16 games is enough and any more than that would result in more injuries and watered down games. I like the way it is now with 16 games because "almost" every game matters. I think 14 would probably be better because there is typically those final 1-2 weeks of the season where teams are out of contention, banged up, and playing their 2nd and 3rd teamers against teams that are trying to make the playoffs. I think often times that tends to taint, for lack of a better word, the playoff races at the end of the season.

  6. jobister profile image61
    jobisterposted 12 years ago

    I think the players union requested a 2nd bye week, with expanded roster to compensate for injuries that are bound to happen. It would definitely bring in more revenue for the NFL but the players will need to be compensated according as well.

  7. I am DB Cooper profile image64
    I am DB Cooperposted 12 years ago

    When would the season start and end if they added 2 more games and an extra bye week? Are we going to see regular season games in mid-August? Or will the Super Bowl be played in mid-to-late February (about a month later than it was played just a decade ago)? It'll seem weird, but I'd like to see football get pushed further into February. The gap between the Super Bowl and the start of spring training is too long for me.

    1. jobister profile image61
      jobisterposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Ya I would like it to be pushed into mid february so I can anticipate Baseball to start just in time.

  8. rotl profile image60
    rotlposted 12 years ago

    As much as I would love to see more games, I think there will be too many injuries. Plus the NFL season is so special because it is short, unlike the NBA and MLB where seasons go on forever with mostly meaningless games.

  9. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 12 years ago

    I'm against 18 games its just way to much on the body, they would also add another bye week. I love football(play semipro) and I think it would make the season last to long! A 2 game preseason is a great idea!

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image84
      Stevennix2001posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.  18 games is way too long, as i think it's perfect the way it is, but i am in favor of a shorter preseason though.  maybe while they're at it, they can get rid of the all star game, as the players don't even want to play it.  plus, fans don't seem to enjoy it as much, as players don't even show any emotion over it.

  10. melpor profile image91
    melporposted 12 years ago

    I am against the 18 game season. The football season is long enough for me. I do not want to watch football almost into March.

  11. Michael Willis profile image68
    Michael Willisposted 12 years ago

    As a fan I would love to see 18 games and only 2 preseason games. But It is a long season for these players, so 16 is fine with me.

    The playoff seeding should be changed though!!! Winning your division should get your team in the playoffs, but then the teams should be seeded by record.

  12. DAONE1983 profile image61
    DAONE1983posted 12 years ago

    I can't stand preseason football because there is a very high risk of players getting injured in games that are not even meaningful.But if they do go to a 18 game schedule there have to give the players a extra bye week or at least put the Pro Bowl right in the middle of the season so the players can get some extra rest

  13. chip22 profile image60
    chip22posted 12 years ago

    I favor the current 16 game season versus an 18 game schedule. In fact, I think all pro sports should have shorter seasons... but that's not likely to happen!

  14. theiconmurphy profile image61
    theiconmurphyposted 12 years ago

    I am for the 18 game season. We all love the sport, so why wouldn't you want to see more of it? easy answer.


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