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NFL potentially moving to 17 game season in new CBA

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10 hours ago, RandyMossIsBoss said:

Please be dead. I hope the NFLPA flat out refuses to put players through this extra wear and tear unless they clearly get the better of the deal (which is not to say the NFL wouldn't still profit a ton, but sure seems like they always come out on top over the NFLPA)... and then I'm hoping the NFL refuses to agree to any deal they "lose", and we keep our 16 games. 7 game playoffs I am opposed to as well but that won't shake up my world too much. 17 games though... record books get re-written and 1978-2020 seasons now need extra work to compare to 2021-xxxx seasons, no more ".500", we completely have to retrain our brains to what each record indicates. Right now, you can generally get a very good feel for a team and the season they had based on 2 numbers ("13-3", "10-6", etc.) but 17 games? 13-4!? What even is that team? World of difference between 13-3 and 12-4. Stop this madness!

I think they will implement a rule where players can only be active for 16 games. it actually adds intrigue and more game playing for coaches throughout the year. Not only that Backup Qbs will stay active more

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any chance of the 17 game season failing, but the 7 seed passing?

thats what i want to see

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On 2/21/2020 at 3:05 PM, pf9 said:

The 17-game schedule also brings the opportunity for markets without an NFL team of their own to host an occasional NFL game.

I had this idea well before the NFL thought of it. Some teams can play games in other markets which are part of their territory, like these:

Atlanta - Sanford Stadium (Athens, U. Georgia)
Carolina - Carter–Finley Stadium (Raleigh, NC State), Kenan Memorial Stadium (Chapel Hill, UNC)
Chicago and Indianapolis - Notre Dame Stadium (South Bend, UND)
Cincinnati and Cleveland - Ohio Stadium (Columbus, OSU)
Dallas - Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium (Austin, U. Texas)
Detroit - Michigan Stadium (Ann Arbor, U. Michigan)
Green Bay - Camp Randall Stadium (Madison, U. Wisconsin)
Houston - Kyle Field (College Station, TAMU)
Jacksonville - Doak Campbell Stadium (Tallahassee, FSU)
Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa Bay - Camping World Stadium (Orlando)
Kansas City - Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE, U. Nebraska) and Dome at America's Center (St. Louis)
LA Chargers and LA Rams - SDCCU Stadium (San Diego)
New Orleans - Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge, LSU)
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh - Beaver Stadium (University Park, PSU)
Seattle - BC Place (Vancouver)
Tampa Bay - Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (Gainesville, U. Florida)
Tennessee - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Memphis) and Neyland Stadium (Knoxville, U. Tennessee)

Many of these stadiums host college football, and being able to host a game from these teams would bring in extra revenue for the universities hosting them. In Camping World Stadium's case, they can sell their NFL games (hosted by the Bucs, Fins, and Jags) as either individual games or a package. I also believe a lot of Lions fans would love to go to The Big House for a Lions game.

Many of the colleges listed here can have their football traditions take place at the NFL games too (like "dotting the I" at Bengals and Browns games held at OSU).


A regular season Browns game at the Shoe would possibly get 100k in attendance. There are a ton of Browns fans here in Columbus and some would make the trip down from Cleveland too.

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