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#85 Inimicus

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

man, you're pissy today...that's not what i'm saying at all. I have no problem with player safety... I think it's really important that the game evolve... but not reactionarily... every move they've made thus far has been to protect their brand, not the players. With one hand they fine players for things that aren't against the rules, plays that don't even draw flags on the field...with the other they cover up and deny allegations and excise any responsibility for concussions and the damage they cause... all the while pushing to expand regular season play, denying benefits for those who HAVE suffered and fighting against protection for defensive players. They aren't trying to make the game safer... they're trying to protect their asses.



LOL

Yeah prob so.


There is just this crazy rush here over the last few months to paint Goodell out to be the harbinger of doom for the NFL and I for one just dont see it.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:39 PM

LOL

Yeah prob so.


There is just this crazy rush here over the last few months to paint Goodell out to be the harbinger of doom for the NFL and I for one just dont see it.


i don't believe that... but i think he's rushing to make the game EVEN more commercially viable... and I think that's having an affect on the game. I'm just afraid he's short sighted.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

In my opinion, if it was to go to 20, to me the regular season games doesn't mean anything if 20 out 32 is going to the playoffs. I'm OK with 8 teams per conference but pushing it to 10 teams per conference is pushing it a little bit but I agree with everything you have said thus far. I just differ from you on this point.

i don't see why it matters who gets in as long as they can make it through. pushing it to 10 per conference wouldn't be horrible. just looking at last year there were 10 teams in each conference without a losing record. i know that's not the norm (maybe it is, i don't know) but still the challenge is to be just good enough to get into the playoffs...just like before and just because it's easier to get in doesn't mean it's easier to get through. teams that win the most would still have homefield advantage and every team in the playoffs would still have to be perfect and beat every team it faces.

again, not an advocate of it, i just don't see it as being a bad thing.

#88 MadHatter

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

fug.

no.

this guy is trying to destroy football.

(Unless this means an expansion of two-ish teams for each conference. Then yes.)

I don't think going to 14 teams would hurt.

Only give one bye and add one more team in the each Conf.

I could get behind this change.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:05 PM

i don't believe that... but i think he's rushing to make the game EVEN more commercially viable... and I think that's having an affect on the game. I'm just afraid he's short sighted.

he's expanding the market and bringing in more revenue. not sure he's the one being short sighted.

he's a good business man. above everything else, that is the most important role as league commish. to draw more viewers, draw more advertisers, and make more money. he has to take what was handed to him and help the league grow and be more viable.

but since he's the top dog in the league he's easy to hate. it comes with the job.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

i'm for expanding the playoffs only if it eliminates bye weeks

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

It kind of defeats the point of having a good regular season if you can go 8-8 or even 7-9 and have a shot at the Super Bowl.



It's fuking stupid. They are going to kill the goose that laid the golden egg if they don't quit tinkering with the NFL. There are only 16 games, the regular season is sacred. Leave it alone. Goodell is an idiot for even considering the idea.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

They used to also play 14 games a year and people said the same thing when they tried to move it to 16.



Well the people were right. It was perfect.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

I agree with expanding them to 14 games. How is it fair for the 9-7 Titans to miss out last year or the 10-6 Bucs before that?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

NO. Example #1-- the Jets under no circumstances should be in the playoffs this year unless they magically win a 6th seed. If you can't get in with 12 spots, too bad. We get new playoff teams every year.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

It's fuking stupid. They are going to kill the goose that laid the golden egg if they don't quit tinkering with the NFL. There are only 16 games, the regular season is sacred. Leave it alone. Goodell is an idiot for even considering the idea.

it's their tinkering that got it to 16 games and 32 teams in the first place.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

it's their tinkering that got it to 16 games and 32 teams in the first place.


Defending Goodell?