DMD

18 Game Regular Season Considered

The NFL playing an 18-game season  

36 members have voted

  1. 1. Are you in favor of an 18 game NFL season?

    • Yes - the more the merrier
      10
    • No - players are right and the season is long enough already
      23
    • Doesn't matter to me.
      3


Recommended Posts

every sport has a preseason. It's needed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, loaf said:

every sport has a preseason. It's needed

 

Why is it needed? They can have inner squad games, they already do. It's useless 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, loaf said:

every sport has a preseason. It's needed

College football?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Big John said:

College football?

 

Most college football teams play cupcakes in their first 2-3 games.  But yeah, there are some that get right to it.

 

Pre-season is needed in the NFL to determine backups' level of play.

 

I think they could cut one preseason game out, though.

 

18-game season is NOT happening though, according to a source close to Dan Patrick.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, darin3 said:

 

Most college football teams play cupcakes in their first 2-3 games.  But yeah, there are some that get right to it.

 

Pre-season is needed in the NFL to determine backups' level of play.

 

I think they could cut one preseason game out, though.

 

18-game season is NOT happening though, according to a source close to Dan Patrick.  

 

Backups make the team in training camp. The preseason is nothing more than an easy money grab for owners. That's why they'll never cancel the preseason games 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, League_Champion said:

 

Backups make the team in training camp. The preseason is nothing more than an easy money grab for owners. That's why they'll never cancel the preseason games 

 

Your opinion.  From my understanding, there is a lot of "slotting" that happens... especially at the back-end, during the pre-season.


Can it be cut to 3 games?  Absolutely.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pre season isn't worthless.  Guys make careers who would otherwise get cut and backups become starters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Bobby Brown said:

Pre season isn't worthless.  Guys make careers who would otherwise get cut and backups become starters.

 

Why can't that be determined in camp? At least in camp they can play against better competition. In the preseason they are playing against a bunch of stiffs that have no chance of making the NFL. I think you are overvaluing the preseason. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

we think you're undervaluing it because of your bias against it being a money grab

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/6/2019 at 7:16 AM, loaf said:

every sport has a preseason. It's needed

 

The "its just a money grab and not needed" comments are just dumb. 

 

The only money grab is teams forcing season ticket holders to buy pre-season tickets. don't think any of the other major sports do that. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I definitely agree that it's a sham to force season ticket holders to pay for preseason games. They should at least reduce the cost for those games.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, stevegrab said:

 

The "its just a money grab and not needed" comments are just dumb. 

 

The only money grab is teams forcing season ticket holders to buy pre-season tickets. don't think any of the other major sports do that. 

 

That's the point Steve. If the owners couldn't find a way to make money off it there wouldn't be a preseason. #MoneyGrab 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/7/2019 at 2:28 PM, loaf said:

I definitely agree that it's a sham to force season ticket holders to pay for preseason games. They should at least reduce the cost for those games.

 

Some teams have done that, with various ticket prices for different tiers of games. I recall the 49ers may have been one of the first when moving into their new stadium. From what I recall reading when this was done the pre-season prices were cut a bit, whiles others increased, the overall cost to a season ticket holder was unlikely to be lower than the prior season. (And you were still obligated to buy them if getting season ticket.)

 

So at least some teams were recognizing they truly have a lower value.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, stevegrab said:

 

Some teams have done that, with various ticket prices for different tiers of games. I recall the 49ers may have been one of the first when moving into their new stadium. From what I recall reading when this was done the pre-season prices were cut a bit, whiles others increased, the overall cost to a season ticket holder was unlikely to be lower than the prior season. (And you were still obligated to buy them if getting season ticket.)

 

So at least some teams were recognizing they truly have a lower value.

 

The Eagles make you buy them at full price with a season ticket package. It's total BS. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.