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mlh1981 07-23-2010 11:14 AM

18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
There has been a lot of chatter about this recently, what are the pros/cons of this?

Personally, I don't like it. What's wrong with the 16? This is a nation that goes crazy for the gameday Sunday, and I think the more games you add, the less meaning you attach to each one.

Then you have the issue of injuries. 2 more games=more chances for injuries. Guys will be really run down by the time the playoffs roll around.

and what about records?

This just seems like messing with someone just for the sake of change. Nothing more. Noone I know has ever said "boy, they sure do need to change that schedule!"

Posterize246 07-23-2010 11:28 AM

Re: 18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
Wasn't the thought process that they would cut 2 preseason games and add them to the regular season? 4 preseason games are too much but I like the regular season at 16.

Jackass18 07-23-2010 11:36 AM

Re: 18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
More games = more entertainment
They don't need 4 preseason games

Skywalker 07-23-2010 12:53 PM

Re: 18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
16 is good, it would mess with the single season records adding 2 more games

InspiredLebowski 07-23-2010 01:24 PM

Re: 18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
I completely understand how a lot of purists would hate it from the standpoint of records. But in football, probably more than any other sport, records are made to be broken. So there's that.

As a fan, awesome, more games the better. As a person, it's kind of gross. Is the 16 game season broken? Obviously not. There's no reason to do this other than money.

1manfastbreak 07-23-2010 04:03 PM

Re: 18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
same amount of games.. but 2 of the preseason games count now! woo! im all for it.

MK2V1GP 07-23-2010 05:38 PM

Re: 18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
I say NO! Just elminate one (or two) of the preseason games. There doesn't need to be 18 games. They'll start putting more games on Thursday and Saturday night, and like mlh said, that'd take away from the aurora of SUNDAY FOOTBALL! There's NOTHING better than watching football ALL day Sunday, from noon to 11 pm. I don't mind the Thursday/Saturday night games later on in the season...but I wouldnt want it to become an every week thing.

And, like already mentioned, it would totally screw up all the records. Now there'd be like 3 RBs per season potentially racking up 2000 yards a season. Not to mention the passing records that Brees and Manning would break in the first 18 game season. It'd be ridiculous.

Just take away a preseason game or two and leave it like it is. 16 games is perfect. Don't add two more games and end up with screwed up records and more injuries.

Also, players might get more exhausted and worn out and the playoffs might not be played at such a high level.


KEEP IT AT 16 GAMES!!

-playmaker- 07-23-2010 07:49 PM

Re: 18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
I would actually LOVE for them to make 2 of the preseason games official...

there is no way in hell 2 extra games is going to cheapen anything for the NFL...

the popularity of the NFL is too strong, they would double them if the players could handle it...

18 games > 16 games

both literally and figuratively...:D

-playmaker- 07-23-2010 07:52 PM

Re: 18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
btw, for those worried about records and history, this wouldn't be the first time...

the 1972 Dolphins went undefeated, 17-0...including the playoffs...

that is because back then there were only 14 games a year...

MK2V1GP 07-23-2010 07:55 PM

Re: 18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
I understand they've added more games before. But just leave it at 16. People say that 1000 yards per season isn't that much of an accomplishment as it used to be. Could you imagine how "inflated" the stats would be for an 18 game season?

I LOVE football and the NFL. And more football is good, but I'd rather it just stay at 16.

-playmaker- 07-23-2010 08:34 PM

Re: 18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MK2V1GP
I understand they've added more games before. But just leave it at 16. People say that 1000 yards per season isn't that much of an accomplishment as it used to be. Could you imagine how "inflated" the stats would be for an 18 game season?

I LOVE football and the NFL. And more football is good, but I'd rather it just stay at 16.

after just a few seasons, you wouldn't view them as inflated anymore...

the game has to evolve for the better at some point in time...can't just go an eternity with less games in an effort to keep stats down...

making the fans happy should be priority #1...

InspiredLebowski 07-23-2010 09:03 PM

Re: 18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by -playmaker-
after just a few seasons, you wouldn't view them as inflated anymore...

the game has to evolve for the better at some point in time...can't just go an eternity with less games in an effort to keep stats down...

making the fans happy should be priority #1...

But the fans aren't unhappy. It's not like the NBA where it's becoming a handful (if that) of title contenders and then everyone else. Nothing needs to change. I agree fan contentment should be #1, but aren't we all already pretty content? At some point the potential harm it does to the players supersedes giving more to the fan, it has to. With all the stuff in recent years about concussions and the toll football takes on the body and the NFL seemingly finally starting to get proactive about it, adding games is hypocrisy at best.

-playmaker- 07-23-2010 09:31 PM

Re: 18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by InspiredLebowski
But the fans aren't unhappy. It's not like the NBA where it's becoming a handful (if that) of title contenders and then everyone else. Nothing needs to change. I agree fan contentment should be #1, but aren't we all already pretty content? At some point the potential harm it does to the players supersedes giving more to the fan, it has to. With all the stuff in recent years about concussions and the toll football takes on the body and the NFL seemingly finally starting to get proactive about it, adding games is hypocrisy at best.

well I don't agree that just because we love it now doesn't mean that we still can't change things for the better...

but yeah, player health would be a legit concern here...

although, they aren't letting up on hits in the preseason, but the starters are only playing half a game at most...

seems like it is the RBs that should be the most concern here...alot of the other positions could add a couple games no problem...

Jackass18 07-23-2010 10:44 PM

Re: 18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MK2V1GP
that'd take away from the aurora of SUNDAY FOOTBALL! There's NOTHING better than watching football ALL day Sunday, from noon to 11 pm.


You know what's even better than football on Sunday? Having football on Sunday and other days, too.

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I don't mind the Thursday/Saturday night games later on in the season...but I wouldnt want it to become an every week thing.

They're not forcing you to watch every game. You can always catch the highlights later.

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And, like already mentioned, it would totally screw up all the records.

Who cares? Really? It's not like the records are held in that high regard. Many of the records are from the '80s on up. It's not like they're long standing records.

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Also, players might get more exhausted and worn out and the playoffs might not be played at such a high level.

Or, they could get more playing time to other players.

-playmaker- 07-24-2010 04:40 AM

Re: 18 game schedule?!?! What does ISH think of this?
 
I agree with jackass on this stuff...

18 games and - 2 preseason games seems like a no-brainer to me...


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