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    Re: Report: Owners have proposed 18 games with a 16 game limit for each player

    Quote Originally Posted by Craic View Post
    Come to think of it, this has nothing to do with playing an 18 game season or revenue earned from an 18 game season. Nope. Instead, this has 2020 written all over it. When the players are just about to give on a major issue but they need one thing from the owners, the 18 game season will be trotted out and nixed. The players will cheer they got great concessions and the owners will walk away snickering.
    Agreed it is a CBA issue when the current agreement expires

    But IMO the owners want the $$$$ by expanding the length of the season or playoffs since other means of generating more $$$$ are not panning out so far (such as NFL made noise about exercising its right to sell streaming, non-satellite, rights to Sunday Ticket to someone other than DirecTV after 2019 season but apparently nobody has stepped up with a good enough offer)

    So the owners throw a few bones to the players on other issues (arbitrator rather than Goodell has final say on player discipline sanctions/no suspensions for marijuana if it is deemed to be for “medicinal” purposes) in return for an 18 game season

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    Re: Report: Owners have proposed 18 games with a 16 game limit for each player

    Quote Originally Posted by Born2Steel View Post
    I did not use the word "MAY" the way you describe.

    If the league requirement is 3 years to qualify for long term health benefits, a career average of 2.8 years is below that mark. That means(to my reasoning) fewer player reach the 3 year mark and not meeting the requirement. Is this math wrong? Asking.
    So you're saying that fewer will reach three years because there will be more injuries in 18 than 16 games? Perhaps expanded rosters would offset that.

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    Re: Report: Owners have proposed 18 games with a 16 game limit for each player

    Quote Originally Posted by DesertSteel View Post
    So you're saying that fewer will reach three years because there will be more injuries in 18 than 16 games? Perhaps expanded rosters would offset that.
    No. Read the article that is the thread header. Read the posts and articles in the thread. It makes more sense that way.

    I recommend post #21 as a reference.

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    Re: Report: Owners have proposed 18 games with a 16 game limit for each player

    Quote Originally Posted by Craic View Post
    Come to think of it, this has nothing to do with playing an 18 game season or revenue earned from an 18 game season. Nope. Instead, this has 2020 written all over it. When the players are just about to give on a major issue but they need one thing from the owners, the 18 game season will be trotted out and nixed. The players will cheer they got great concessions and the owners will walk away snickering.
    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaDan View Post
    Agreed it is a CBA issue when the current agreement expires

    But IMO the owners want the $$$$ by expanding the length of the season or playoffs since other means of generating more $$$$ are not panning out so far (such as NFL made noise about exercising its right to sell streaming, non-satellite, rights to Sunday Ticket to someone other than DirecTV after 2019 season but apparently nobody has stepped up with a good enough offer)

    So the owners throw a few bones to the players on other issues (arbitrator rather than Goodell has final say on player discipline sanctions/no suspensions for marijuana if it is deemed to be for “medicinal” purposes) in return for an 18 game season
    An entire article that backs both of your points of view.

    https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2019/7...l-implications

    "This idea is so bad that I suspect it isn’t a serious proposal and is rather a distraction that owners will bring to the bargaining table so that their less dumb ideas will seem like compromises when they’re hashing out the new CBA with the NFL Players Association."

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