I’m Concerned with Roger Goodell’s Quest To Expand the NFL to an 18-Game Season

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Published: March 25, 2009


... the NFL's Regular Season. He would like to add an additional game or two to the schedule and has an interesting plan to make that happen.

As of now, the NFL runs on a 20-game schedule. Sixteen regular-season games and four preseason games. According to Goodell, "If the NFL's name is attached to it, it should be high quality. Preseason games do not represent that quality, that's clear."

So his plan is to take one or two of those preseason games and turn them into regular season games.

I'm not sure how everyone else feels about the preseason, but I am very supportive of it.

People might complain about the quality of the games but they have to understand that preseason is nothing more than a glorified practice. It enables players to have the opportunity to prepare for the regular season by practicing against opposing teams instead of each other.

The issue with preseason games is the fact that they are meaningless.

Whether a team wins or lo...

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