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  1. TrueBeliever

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    Came across this article:

    http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=451098

    Some thoughts:

    1) I have never been in favor of playing regular season games overseas, period.

    2) I think the coaches are going to be less than thrilled. Yes, the preseason is dull for us fans, but with no more NFL Europe or rival leagues (like the XFL or USFL) the coaches are going to have even less time to evaluate new players in game situations.

    Discuss.
     
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    i do not like the ideas. i hope someone finds a way to get goodell out of there before he makes things even worse than he already has
     
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    I don't like it at all; it's a brutal season as is. They'd better increase the roster limits if this happens, because I can see a lot more injuries happening as a result.
     
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    Goodell is HORRIBLE. They've got to get this guy out of there. Terrible judgment.

    First he destroys the evidence
    Then he strips us of a 1st rounder
    Then he pushed for a reseeding of the playoff field
    Now he's going to force teams to play overseas and expand the regular season.

    Can somebody please tell this guy to stop fixing things that aren't broken.
     
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    more regular season games will lead to more key players getting hurt and a lower quality of play. plus playoff teams will be more sore tired and beat up than they already are now, and if you have them in other parts of the world the travel time will also wear on them.
     
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    A business needs to expand and growth will come overseas. The 17 game format with an international game is fine under these circumstances:

    Expand the roster. The player's union will not have a problem. This will probably be done with some rookie cap and expanded cap.

    The injured reserve will have to be modified like baseballs D/L.

    No international games late in the year.

    Make it rivalry friendly.
     
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    Needless expansion leads to over-extension and failure. The NFL is in a comfortable position where it doesn't need to worry about fueling growth overseas, which hurts their product in their biggest, most important market. I'm totally opposed to games being played overseas, it's trying to tap a dry well - demand for the game just doesn't exist there. On top of that, the league is already diluted in terms of talent, expanding the schedule and potentially adding teams is going to weaken the product even more. Go ask the NHL about how uncalled for expansion worked out for them. Goodell is a fool and an idiot, and any other pejorative I can come up with pertaining to his business acumen and judgment. He'll be the ruin of the NFL at this rate.
     
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    There is a market in the UK, possibly even Germany. Last year the Superbowl was viewed by 1 in 12 people in the UK, not bad for a 'minority' sport. The game over here was a huge success and incresed viewing figures by 20% and the same could happen again after this years game.
     
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    Overseas games area terrible idea, no if's and's or but's about it.
     
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    That one game huge success won't count for much when it starts impacting the quality of play across the board. And that's the Superbowl, it's watched as an event for many, rather than as a football game. If the schedule becomes too long and rosters too diluted, the league will lose fans in their home market at a rate that no amount of overseas success could mitigate.
     
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    this is something college football league has been doing. Goodell tries to copy it. I think that it's a bad idea because we can't evaluate new players.

    College football coaches hate this idea and NFL is 100% college football in the future. Oh Well.
     
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    Agreed. Just leave it the way it is, as bad as preseason can be. Eighteen regular season games is too much of a marathon and more than ever, it'll become a game of attrition.
     
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    Kraft and a majority of the owners want an 18 game/2 preseason game schedule. It's gonna happen, don't fight it.

    I also think the 4 preseason games were tanked purposely to make it happen quicker.
     
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    Where have you read this? Source please.
     
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    I disagree that overseas games are a good idea...but I agree completely that all of these things need to happen in order for it to work. There should be NO division or rivalry games played overseas. Preferably only AFC v NFC games. I would add that every team has a bye immediately following their international game.
     
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    "We have to grow the pie," Kraft told the Boston Globe. "The biggest way of quickly growing the pie is in the media area. The feeling is that we would get greater revenue for media if we had more regular- season games."

    http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_10310155
     
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