Monday, April 13, 2009


NFL Season to be Extended?

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stated a vote to extend the League's regular season may occur in May.

NFL officials and franchise owners are now discussing the future direction of the NFL at its annual meeting, and the possible extension of the regular season to 17 or 18 games per team would certainly bring more revenue opportunities for the sport.

Apart from revenue, it will give fans a whole lot more viewing enjoyment with an extra few games to watch.

According to reports:
A new collective bargaining agreement with the players' union must be secured in the next year or the NFL faces an uncapped 2010 season and a potential labour stoppage.

The parties would have to agree to additional player compensation for the extension measure to be enacted and that would likely see a cut in the number of pre-season encounters to keep the total number of games at 20 per team.

The only down side to this is--it is unlikely to come in before the 2011 season.

See these stories for details:

NFL eyes extension of season
- The Denver Post
NFL ponder season extension |

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