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#41 Dan

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:02 PM

Who cares. Preseason or practice games or whatever. The only 2 problems with the preseason games...

1. They make season ticket holders pay for seats as though they're real games when everyone knows they're not. Just stop penalizing season ticket holders, or drop the price to reflect what they are...practices.

2. People are so jonesin' for football, that they all (fans, media, betters, everyone) try to pretend they're regular season games. They're not. Stop watching, stop putting them on tv like a real game. Stop marketing it as though... Football is back. It's not. It's just a practice game.

In other words... If the world could just grasp that these games are just fancy practices, stop worrying about wins/losses, stop thinking about preseason stats, stop the marketing hype.. Then all other discussion becomes mute.

The NFL created a false problem by over-hyping a practice game in an effort to make money. Now they need to fix the fabricated problem? I think its all ...rediculous.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:07 PM

Not sure they really make preseason the same value as regular, they could adjust that easily. But it was brutal to have a (say) $900 season ticket and have it list $90 for the 10 games...

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:22 PM

One idea is you go to 2 preseason games, one home and one on the road. Then you go to a 18 game regular season schedule. Add 4 teams to the playoffs and eliminate the bye. So now you have 8 teams from both sides in the playoffs. This model would increase revenue as your now playing 2 additional post season games and removing two crappy preseason games to regular season. Playoffs become more exciting.
 
To help with injury I would also add another bye week, so each team now has two bye weeks. You can stagger them like they do now or two make it even you have one bye in week 6, one bye in week 12.


Best idea yet. Having 2 bye weeks helps marquee players return which fills seats and ratings.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:25 PM

The regular season is bad enough,each week I see the 16 or so games on TV and you couldn't pay me to pretend to care about 13 of them. Oh boy, Jags at the Bucs, that should be awesome!!!