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(CBS Sports)   Roger Goodell says the length of the NFL preseason is a problem. Although not as much as the duration of the Super Bowl halftime show   ( cbssports.com) divider line
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2017-08-13 02:19:23 AM  
He should also look into how a 60 minute game ends up lasting 3.5 hours.
 
2017-08-13 02:22:13 AM  
Why is there any musical act other than Bruno Mars playing in the Superbowl Halftime show?
 
2017-08-13 02:59:02 AM  
Yeah... I bet he's just been knocking himself out trying to think up a solution
 
2017-08-13 04:38:34 AM  
The most entertaining thing about preseason games is the letter I get with my season ticket invoice with the phrase "TEN exciting home games!" when two of those games -- at minimum -- involves players who'll be selling mufflers by Labor Day.
 
2017-08-13 06:19:54 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Why is there any musical act other than Bruno Mars playing in the Superbowl Halftime show?


Hey.  HEY.  Lady GaGa put on an amazing halftime show.  Say what you want about her dressing silly, but she is an incredible showwoman.
 
2017-08-13 06:28:44 AM  

tarheel07: He should also look into how a 60 minute game ends up lasting 3.5 hours.


So much this. When you watch a game live you really get to understand how TV advertising has made the game slow. Multiple times during a game the payers and officials are just milling about on the pitch waiting for the go ahead from the tv directer to start playing again.

Eliminate the tv timeouts, maybe the 2 minute warning, speed up reviews, speed up turnovers, maybe shorten the play clock by a few seconds, and allow a true hurry up offense.

By speeding up the game you will also have a side effect of players needing more cardiovascular fitness so will have to slim down slightly to be able to make it through a game and putting the control of the game more in the hands of the players again, increasing the flow of the game.
 
2017-08-13 07:54:04 AM  
3 preseason games.  One at home, one away, and one at a neutral site where they don't normally play NFL games.  Tie it into their markets, too.  Panthers-Skins could play at ECU or Hampton, Cowboys-Cardinals in El Paso, Vikings-Packers in Fargo, or Bengals-Steelers in Cleveland.
 
2017-08-13 08:16:45 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Yeah... I bet he's just been knocking himself out trying to think up a solution


And when he doesn't, he'll blame Tom Brady.
 
2017-08-13 08:19:36 AM  
Watching the first 2 quarters of the Redskins/Ravens game three nights ago and was surprised (but reminded) how fast a pre-season game goes because there are not as many TV timeouts for a pre-season game.

/Redskins punt the ball
//about to get up to go to the bathroom or get some food/drink....
///then notice that they didn't go to TV timeout and the Ravens are starting their drive...
///wow this is nice I say
//palindrome slashies
/6s
 
2017-08-13 08:35:15 AM  
If Goodell can talk Tomlin and every other coach into trimming the preseason down, the league's next goal could be expanding the regular season to 17 or 18 games. However, none of that's going to happen until Goodell talks to the NFLPA.

Went six words too long there, Buddy.
 
2017-08-13 08:43:18 AM  
The length of the preseason is fine, as long as you understand the purpose of preseason instead of trying to sell tickets to them as though it's a regular season game.

Not that anyone in the NFL front office seems to understand anything about anything. They've been trying to milk money from every aspect of everything they can find that they don't even remember what their original product is.
 
2017-08-13 09:36:13 AM  
NFL gets rid of preseason games. Next year's headlines: Evil Roger Goodell forces players to play regular season games without any warm ups, personally responsible for many injuries.

/it's to the point that if Gooddell said breathing is good some of you idiots would hold your breaths until you passed out
//the preseason is too long but since Goodell said it we must rant!...2 preason games would be fine, 2 weeks off, start your 18 game regular season
 
2017-08-13 10:34:53 AM  

js34603: NFL gets rid of preseason games. Next year's headlines: Evil Roger Goodell forces players to play regular season games without any warm ups, personally responsible for many injuries.

/it's to the point that if Gooddell said breathing is good some of you idiots would hold your breaths until you passed out
//the preseason is too long but since Goodell said it we must rant!...2 preason games would be fine, 2 weeks off, start your 18 game regular season


A bit rough on the starters. Many of them will play less than a quarter in the preseason games. 16 regular season games is enough. Just reduce the preseason without replacing the games with regular season games, ya greedy bastids.
 
2017-08-13 11:29:31 AM  

tarheel07: He should also look into how a 60 minute game ends up lasting 3.5 hours.


But hey, baseball is boring (yet takes just as long).

/Weird Al for the Halftime show!
 
2017-08-13 01:48:43 PM  
Not to mention the 10 and a half pre-game programming.
 
2017-08-13 02:07:54 PM  
They are beginning to recognize that the popularity of their league is on the precipice of free fall following a couple of,decades of taking their fan base for granted.
 
2017-08-13 04:21:31 PM  
The NFL makes even more money just by being in the news. For them, there's no such thing as bad publicity.
 
2017-08-13 05:44:54 PM  

germ78: tarheel07: He should also look into how a 60 minute game ends up lasting 3.5 hours.

But hey, baseball is boring (yet takes just as long).

/Weird Al for the Halftime show!


hear hear for weird al!!
 
2017-08-13 05:46:51 PM  
Goodell and the owners have a hard on for the idea of having 18 regular season games. The players are just meat to feed into the grinder. F**k him.
 
rka
2017-08-13 06:17:43 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: A bit rough on the starters.


Who are the very veteran players who are completely against expanding the hitting, OTAs, the amount of time in full pads.

Quite frankly, nobody wants to get hit more than absolutely necessary and for the vets, the only time that it's necessary is during games...when they are getting game checks..aka $$$$.

Vets ALWAYS biatch about practice hitting.
 
2017-08-13 10:21:32 PM  

rka: forgotmydamnusername: A bit rough on the starters.

Who are the very veteran players who are completely against expanding the hitting, OTAs, the amount of time in full pads.

Quite frankly, nobody wants to get hit more than absolutely necessary and for the vets, the only time that it's necessary is during games...when they are getting game checks..aka $$$$.

Vets ALWAYS biatch about practice hitting.


There are some restrictions on what occurs in practice. A good deal less in games. We have plenty of people brain damaged and crippled by the 16 game season as it is.
 
2017-08-14 12:39:50 AM  

UNC_Samurai: 3 preseason games.  One at home, one away, and one at a neutral site where they don't normally play NFL games.  Tie it into their markets, too.  Panthers-Skins could play at ECU or Hampton, Cowboys-Cardinals in El Paso, Vikings-Packers in Fargo, or Bengals-Steelers in Cleveland.


[I see what you did there.jpg]
 
2017-08-14 05:44:14 AM  
From 1970-1977, teams played 6 preseason and 14 regular season games.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_preseason#History
 
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