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NFL expected to add 17th regular season game, starting in 2021, 4 extra international games starting in 2022


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The NFL is quickly declining, and the NFL elites are trying to bleed it dry.

This will water down the product even more.   The additional playoff team was already stupid.   This is even worse, and will eventually lead to 18 games.

I never want to hear the NFL of fans who support this cry about the player safety ever again.     At least own it.   Stop pretending you  actually give a **** about these players.   You dont.  

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3 hours ago, Caaddy24 said:

Typical overreactions by players. Why don't they see how everything goes before just going "it's dumb as hell". And it drives me crazy sometimes how much players cry about changes. They are lucky to be paid so much to play a game. And especially after 2020, with so many people losing their jobs, or just losing some income in some fashion. The NFL faired very well, obviously playing all games, players get all their salary, though the owners lose out on millions or whatever. And here they are, crying about one more game to the regular season. Which will most likely mean a higher salary. Ridiculous. 

Keep your head down, do what you're told, and we won't have any problems.

Shut up and dribble, right?

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12 minutes ago, jrry32 said:

If I were the players, I'd be irate that they cut the salary cap and are now forcing a 17th game.

On them for not being prepared at all for a labor stoppage and signing that **** awful CBA. Union failed them badly yet again.

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28 minutes ago, seminoles1 said:

Keep your head down, do what you're told, and we won't have any problems.

Shut up and dribble, right?

You're trying to exaggerate but you're actually understating. I spent 24 years in Las Vegas betting sports. Every week there are locals in those sportsbooks but also tourists from everywhere. It is incredible how everyone would take the owners' side, no matter the issue. During the 1987 strike when I was new to town you had guys arguing that the players should go without pay for 5 years for having the audacity to inconvenience the owners. The themes hadn't changed much by the time I left town, and I am sure it's identical today. Guys with that perspective actually tone it down on message boards, compared to their true beliefs.

Meanwhile I had friends from college who majored in sports administration and later worked for pro teams. The stories they've told me are incredible, regarding all the unethical moves these teams make, like hiding income while simultaneously mistreating and intimidating employees. One friend told me nobody would take the owners' side ever again, if they actually saw and heard everything behind the scenes. I told him I'm not so sure about that. American males aspire to be that ruthless lying cheat with all the cash and power. Sad times and trending in the wrong direction.

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19 minutes ago, 49erurtaza said:

I still think adding a 2nd bye was the better approach. 

Its number of games not number of weeks that makes them more money. 

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1 hour ago, Deadpulse said:

Its number of games not number of weeks that makes them more money. 

If they’re gonna add more games they should at least add a second bye but we all know they won’t do that. 

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As a UK-based fan then this is good news and gives me the opportunity to watch more live games, but can understand why others don't like it. I can't imagine the uproar if this happened to the Premier League. However, it makes sense financially and will increase the exposure of the league worldwide. 

The NFL is a money-making machine and moves like this only makes more of it. 

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In contrast to the above, living in Europe, I disagree with having NFL games over here. There are some die-hard fans over here, but they'd be rightly pssd off if their soccer team were forced to give up a home game to play for the benefit of MORE money for owners and directors and share holders in another time zone. They play a lot more games too, so one game has less value than an NFL game where 1 loss could change your entire season.

Also, the stadium is filled with fans of all teams, so it's more of a festival atmosphere than a tense NFL game-like atmosphere where 90% of the crowd is fully invested. And if they do play games here, at least make it in September so it's not a wash-out. 

Maybe it's a parochial view, but keep NFL in America 

 

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