What the NFL Should Consider Before Expanding to an 18-Game Season

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Published: April 17, 2009

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... and enjoy the smaller things. Among them are the hundreds of High School and College Football Games that occur all across the country. Chances are that one instance of such isn't far from anyone, whether physically or spiritually.

On the other hand, the NFL is in active pursuit of international expansion.  Which may explain the proposal of having additional regular season games to accommodate games in London, Mexico City, Toronto, Beijing, or Berlin.  I do not mind global expansion to increase the international fan base (not to mention the NFL's bottom line).

A lot of football fans, I have discussions with, would like to see more AFC-NFC games should an 18-game season come to fruition. 

First, that seems to be the case with the games in the International Series as noted in the 2007 game between the Giants and Dolphins and the 2008 game between the Chargers and Saints.

Secondly, it seems as though a lot of fans crave r...

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