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Old 08-27-2010   #1
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Default 18 game season.....mcnair says "go for it"

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Texans owner wants 18-game season

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Another sticking point, McNair said, is when to start and end the season.

"It's difficult, if you try to start before Labor Day, because so many people are still out on vacation, and so it's hard to get a good crowd," McNair said. "And then up north, if you extend the season, you get into bad weather there.

"There are a few problems, as it relates to the schedule and the weather and that sort of thing. We'll just have to work through that, and we can always adjust later on, too."

McNair is confident that an 18-game schedule will be in place by the 2012 season.
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Default Re: 18 game season.....mcnair says "go for it"

What comes to mind of this situation is the law of diminishing returns.

Two more games in an NFL season is not necessarily going to equate to a prorata increase in revenue of 12.5% (2/16) in revenues.

The league will generate more revenues. But I don't think it will be enough to cover the costs associated with the labor issues, which is what is driving this issue anyway.

At some point incremental growth hits it's peak.
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What comes to mind of this situation is the law of diminishing returns.

Two more games in an NFL season is not necessarily going to equate to a prorata increase in revenue of 12.5% (2/16) in revenues.

The league will generate more revenues. But I don't think it will be enough to cover the costs associated with the labor issues, which is what is driving this issue anyway.

At some point incremental growth hits it's peak.
I would be shocked if the players would not end up demanding significant monies increases. Just another clash and barrier to a owners and players coming to an agreement for avoiding stoppage and a new CBA.
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Default Re: 18 game season.....mcnair says "go for it"

In radio interviews, etc I have yet to hear a player that is in favor of an 18 game schedule. Most cited the injury factor.
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Default Re: 18 game season.....mcnair says "go for it"

I am strongly against this.

Injuries for one, and all single-stat records would be smashed...just a bad idea.

I say cut to 2 preseason and keep 16 games regular season.
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Default Re: 18 game season.....mcnair says "go for it"

I just have bad feelings about the 18 game season. I think it's going to be a sticking point for the new CBA. I get this sinking feeling about next year being a scrub year right when the Texans are finally starting to get their act togeather.
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I would be shocked if the players would not end up demanding significant monies increases. Just another clash and barrier to a owners and players coming to an agreement for avoiding stoppage and a new CBA.
Very likely. As it currently stands, Pre-Season is paid differently than the regular season, this is why so many holdouts return right before the regular season to get their "game checks". The easiest solution would be: All new contracts account for the extra 2 games, and all existing contracts to pro-rate the extra 2 weeks at the same rate as the original 16.

I'd much rather pay my "Full Fare" for only 1 preseason home game, rather than two.
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I am strongly against this.

Injuries for one, and all single-stat records would be smashed...just a bad idea.

I say cut to 2 preseason and keep 16 games regular season.
The Dolphins "undefeated season" in '72 was after a 14-game regular season. Stats be damned....just like they were then.

Injuries? - We lost two draft picks this year in PRE-Season...I'd rather lose guys when the games count.
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Default Re: 18 game season.....mcnair says "go for it"

So we might not have a 2011 season at all and then you expect the players to come back after 20 months off and play 18 regular season games?? riiiight
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The Dolphins "undefeated season" in '72 was after a 14-game regular season. Stats be damned....just like they were then.

Injuries? - We lost two draft picks this year in PRE-Season...I'd rather lose guys when the games count.
I know it was. I just think 18 is too much

Yes, we lost 2 draft picks in the first two games of the pre-season. Less pre-season = less chance for injury
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Default Re: 18 game season.....mcnair says "go for it"

if they do it I hope one of the weeks is set aside for state rivalry week(or something like that). I would like to play the cowboys every year. Seems like it would make sense to have all the instate teams play each other every year.
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rosters would have to be expanded as well
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Default Re: 18 game season.....mcnair says "go for it"

I understand the owners wish for more money. But surely there must be other options? I read an article (sorry, cant find the link) that said a minor league between the draft and training camp would be huge. Make it like a season, players under a certain age (or years pro) are eligible, and expand the draft. With the rise in interest in the draft, people would eat this up. Especially if the minor league team was placed close to the home city.
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Texans owner wants 18-game season

Since when did it get that cold in Mexico or London?! Canada would be a problem, but, that's what DOMED STADIUMS are for!! Just a ploy to get teams in another Country. JMO! The start of the demise of the NFL as we know it, if that happens.
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Where will the extra two opponents come from? Right now you play 1 AFC division, 1 NFC Division, 6 games inside your own division, and the other 2 are against teams inside your conference that had the same placing as you.
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Where will the extra two opponents come from? Right now you play 1 AFC division, 1 NFC Division, 6 games inside your own division, and the other 2 are against teams inside your conference that had the same placing as you.
Probably two of the opposing conference that finished in the same place as you.

Or, they could do something interesting like rivalry weeks. We could play Dallas and NO every year.
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Probably two of the opposing conference that finished in the same place as you.

Or, they could do something interesting like rivalry weeks. We could play Dallas and NO every year.
Rivalry weeks wont happen. The NFL tries to make everything as fair as possible. Say we are rivals with Dallas, and they are doing well. And the Jags are rivals with, I dont kow, Tampa Bay. TB sucks. Jacksonville would have a definite advantage for a while.
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Default Re: 18 game season.....mcnair says "go for it"

I think a pay increase is going to have to happen so the owners may as well get over it. If they really want to make it easier on themselves they'll quit setting new records on contracts. I'm for more football so...yup. I'll be pissed if ticket prices spike though, we pay full price for pre season anyway. I'm curious on how they plan to support the small market teams, bigger rosters means more contracts....
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My brother mentioned earlier that his idea would be to make last 4 games of the season be Divisional games, that would be pretty cool IMO.
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Rivalry weeks wont happen. The NFL tries to make everything as fair as possible. Say we are rivals with Dallas, and they are doing well. And the Jags are rivals with, I dont kow, Tampa Bay. TB sucks. Jacksonville would have a definite advantage for a while.
You may be right, but the NFL is not concerned with short term advantages. They will be looking at the $$$. I look for some really creative marketing to offset some of the increased expenses due to player salaries, roster expansion, and more international games.
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