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18-game season: deader than Richard Nixon

Posted on: June 21, 2011 3:23 pm
 

It's basically a goner and it should be.

Oh, sure, there will be verbiage in the new collective bargaining agreement that says an 18-game season can be revisited by the owners and players but that will likely never happen. The players won't revisit jack.

The players despise the idea of an 18-game season so much it's likely we may not see one in the next 10 to 20 years if ever. Players see it as a symbol of owner greed and a detriment to their very lives as football players. They view the 18 games as a generator of more concussive brain damage and overall bodily harm.

Players, rightfully so, don't think the extra headaches (literally) are worth the extra revenue. This is why they've fought so hard against it and didn't budge during these negotiations.

The only way 18-game season is approved by players: if exorbitant changes are made to long-term health care plans which right now are inadequate.

So, for the near future, the 18-game schedule is dead.

As it should be.



Category: NFL
Tags: lockout
 
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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 3:50 pm
 

18-game season: deader than Richard Nixon

terrible blog/article.

first off... the players 'beatings' come at the hands of themselves and their coaches. the helmet contact is the result of players, not owners and rule makers.

my vote is to completely get rid of the preseason altogether. you want to talk about completely unnecessary injuries... go no further than games that don't even count. turn two of these into discounted priced scrimmages, and turn the other two into games. reduce the league of each quarter by two minutes to reduce the amount of time players are in harms way... and boom, everyone is happier and make more money with less risk.

freeman's pro-player agenda is painful to read most of the time.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: June 23, 2011 12:09 pm
 

18-game season: deader than Richard Nixon

Freeman, you are scary worthless.

The 18 game season was gone before the CBA started. Please report on something new and not just put somethng out there because of a deadline.

There was no way the players would agree to 18 games. Their bodies already take a beeting. Now I'm all for reducing the pre season to 3 games as its painful to watch at times. The preseason serves its purpose but paying full price for those tickets because they are part of a season ticket package is painful.



Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: June 23, 2011 9:46 am
 

18-game season: deader than Richard Nixon

Good, no one wanted an 18 game season and I think the owners seriously miscalculated the fans reaction to an 18 game schedule. I bet the owners figured that most fans are "dumb and/or addicted to football" and would have supported an 18 game season. Then they'd have additional leverage in their negotiations with the players, pitting fans against the players reluctant to play 18 regular season games. The owners are transparently disengenious with this proposal that would have upped their revenue while reducing players salary and hurting the quality of the game, all in one move. Nice, this from guys who supposedly care about the players safety and the integrity of the game.


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