Longer NFL Season Means More Running Back-by-Committee Headaches

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Published: March 29, 2009


... of its preseseason games, and extend the regular season to 17 or 18 games. Although these are only preliminary discussions, there is a possibility that we could see two more regular season games in the not so distant future.

It seems that the  NFL owners are on board with this idea because two more regular season games would mean more dollars in their pockets in a time when the sports economy is, as Joe Namath would say, "Strug-gel- ing."

With two more regular season games we get a longer fantasy season, and we get to bid farewell to some meaningless preseason football. Any true football fan has to be excited about the possibility.

More real football in the same amount of time. Instead of two weeks of watching practice squadders go at it while coaches hold their collective breath in hopes that some catastrophic injury doesn't occur, we will have two more weeks of regular season play.

There are a lot of positive things that c...

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