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Old 05-30-2011   #1
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If the lockout drags on, the NFL has a built-in mechanism to delay the start of the season until what is now scheduled to be the fourth week and still play 16 games and a full postseason.

Here's how they will make up those three weeks if necessary:

- In a bit of creative scheduling, teams playing each other in the third week of the season have the same bye week later in the year. For example, the Giants are scheduled play at Philly on Sept. 25. The Jets are in Oakland. The Giants and Eagles each have their bye in the seventh week. The Jets and Raiders each have their bye in the eighth week. So, if the third week gets cancelled, the makeup games will move to the bye week. Of course, it becomes a lot more complicated if the lockout wipes out more than the first three weeks.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/fo...#ixzz1Ns5kW8vk
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/fo..._a.html?page=1

Starting to look more and more like there will be games missed.
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Why bother having a season if there is going to be a late start or games are going missed?
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Why bother having a season if there is going to be a late start or games are going missed?
I absolutely agree with that.

If games are going to be missed, then just cancel the whole fricken thing.
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I'd rather have some football than no football at all.
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I absolutely agree with that.

If games are going to be missed, then just cancel the whole fricken thing.
I am just sick of it all and with more fans would just quite on the NFL.
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I am just sick of it all and with more fans would just quite on the NFL.
I hear what you are saying, but fans LOVE football. At that time of the year, what are your sporting options?

1. Baseball. Ok. Sure, in September, but baseball ends in October.

2. Ice Hockey? Its a distant fourth in terms of sports interest.

3. Basketball? They are going through their own problems and may have a longer lockout.

4. college football? Sure, but they already have their own fan bases. I don't see it drastically increasing. College football is very different from NFL football.

5. Auto racing? Nah.
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I hear what you are saying, but fans LOVE football. At that time of the year, what are your sporting options?

1. Baseball. Ok. Sure, in September, but baseball ends in October.

2. Ice Hockey? Its a distant fourth in terms of sports interest.

3. Basketball? They are going through their own problems and may have a longer lockout.

4. college football? Sure, but they already have their own fan bases. I don't see it drastically increasing. College football is very different from NFL football.

5. Auto racing? Nah.
I am sick of the NBA too. We pay high prices supporting them and they don't give a rats behind about you or I.
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I am just sick of it all and with more fans would just quite on the NFL.
Are you going to quit the NFL?
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Are you going to quit the NFL?
I might just do so.
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Default Re: Sounds like the NFL is serious about this lock-out stuff...

I could go with a ten game season.
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Why bother having a season if there is going to be a late start or games are going missed?
Because there is still plenty of money to be made, even if the season is shortened or delayed.

Even with all the propaganda about the fans, and getting the season together for "the fans", it's not about you or me or any of the fans. It's all about the fans money.
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I could go with a ten game season.
And then the whinging begins regard preparation - a note goes next to the winner as winning the season, which no one could conduct pre-season training etc.

They need to either have it all, or nothing. For me football season is set up with the training camp battles, and rookie reports on who is going to burst onto the scene the next year. If it goes from courtroom to football field in 4 days, I'm just not going to be as into it all.
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Because there is still plenty of money to be made, even if the season is shortened or delayed.

Even with all the propaganda about the fans, and getting the season together for "the fans", it's not about you or me or any of the fans. It's all about the fans money.
Which is exactly why fans ought to start seeing the light.
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Well....

From the article it sounds more like a "delayed start" vs. a "games missed" thing.

What I find more intriguing than anything is that they are talking about taking out the bye weeks and still playing a full 16 game schedule.

That is interesting because we would still have a whole season, BUT that sounds like it would be kind of taxing on the players.
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Starting to look more and more like there will be games missed.
The NFL actually revealed their "late season" strategy several weeks ago.

Fans are quickly getting fed up with this entire fiasco, even without suffering the loss of one game yet.

I found the comments of fans (those after this article) are very telling and representative. Take the time to read them VOICE OF THE FANS
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Which is exactly why fans ought to start seeing the light.
Ok, but like I said, if fans enjoy "football" where will they focus their attention? Arena Football and the USFL does not have the same quality of play.

So, if you are really a football fan, where do your football $ and attention go?

I figure the players will cave in September, so the season probably starts in October.
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Ok, but like I said, if fans enjoy "football" where will they focus their attention? Arena Football and the USFL does not have the same quality of play.

So, if you are really a football fan, where do your football $ and attention go?

I figure the players will cave in September, so the season probably starts in October.
There are plenty of other forms of football I'd watch rather than get crapped on by the NFL like we are now.
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I think that something that is not being appreciated as far as the "pulse" of the fans is the fact that here on the MB we are getting the views of the more "hardcore" fan segment. Fans outside of this type of venue are not nearly as likely to keep forcing hemselves to "put up with" this mess...........now or later.........no matter what the outcome.
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I am just sick of it all and with more fans would just quite on the NFL.
Screw em ... I'll watch HS and college and find something to do on Sundays . If more folks had this attitude then maybe they'd come to their senses .
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Screw em ... I'll watch HS and college and find something to do on Sundays . If more folks had this attitude then maybe they'd come to their senses .
Right. Both sides all they do is count us being there once they arrive back to business as usual.
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