Just don't care
but your right... it should be about what the fans want an nothing else right? 16 games and the playoffs is plenty.
And if playing the SAME 20 games.. and 2 less preseason games, i'm 100% FOR IT.. as give a meaningful game with REAL PLAYERS for my money, over 30+ guys that will be cut the following week as have now in the 4th preseason game.. and IMO if go to 2 preseason games, they will bring back the 'team scrimmages" used to have in 1970's 1980's for more camp competition
Not the same DB. The league has expended since the 12 game schedule and again since the 14. This isn't being done to accomodate new teams it's being done to increase broadcast revenue. I'm not going to carry a picket sign and march against it but I don't think the league needs more games or a longer season.
I'm getting to that age where a lifetime warranty just doesn't mean as much to me anymore as an afternoon nap.
Honey Badger Don't Care. Honey Badger Don't Give a Shit.
How do they know? Did they play 12 or 14 games back when that was the norm? Have the played in 18-20 game seasons? No. Of course the players don't want to add more games, do you want to add more hours to your work week?
IYHO 16+playoffs is plenty, IMHO 18, or even 20+playoffs is even better. There is no science that says your career shortens, over longer playing time, nor is there evidence(as DB states below) that injuries go up. And your point about leaving the fans wanting more is also a myth b/c the game has grown exponentially w/the addition of games. All your points are moot.
Again I'm not 100% no matter how they do this for it. You have to remove some of the pre season bs games, you have to expand the roster, and add a bye week and a playoff week into the mix to make this viable for the players and the owners. But a few more weeks of NFL is only better for the fans, ecpseically when the only real sport all summer is Baseball....and womens basketball....ugh.....
Wonder how they expand...I could see two teams, one in Mexico City and another in Canada to make it an "international" sport. Where else do they expand to? Maybe somewhere in the midwest like Omaha or Oklahoma? Maybe another team in Tx, in San Antonio? God know if CA can expand into 4-5 teams, Tx can esaily hold a 3rd.