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How to make the season longer and everybody happy

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by House of Hayne, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. House of Hayne

    House of Hayne Chargers Smash

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    I have a proposal to make the season longer and not have anybody play anymore games than they do now.
    What if the teams play every other week
    But the NFL can have games every week
    So the teams that play each other play in the odd week and the other teams play the even weeks
    In playoff times they play each week so it makes it exciting
    This doubles the season without adding games
    Everyone gets more time to heal in between games
    The NFL gets more tv rights =more money so they will be happy
    Their can be more time spent with family in between games
    Give them a week off after a game and then back to the grind the week of the game
    This way they get the same time off they have now and they don't miss the little things when kids grow up
    I have some football players that are my clients and they love this idea
    We can expand on this in the comments
    Just wanted to see what you guys think
     
  2. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    And give fans all the extra time to bitch and moan after a loss?!?!?........ think what you're saying. :eek:
     
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  3. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Waiting that long between games would be insufferable for fans and players alike.

    The sheer duration a season that is 32 weeks long, not including playoffs and pre-season, would be grueling. I'd compare it to reading a 2000 page novel, there is so much filler eventually you're like "get to the damn point!"
     
  4. House of Hayne

    House of Hayne Chargers Smash

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    But you would get football every week
    Just not charger football every week
     
  5. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Every other week may be a bit much, but I can see taking that same principal and adding an extra bye week or two.
     
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  6. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I'd rather they come up with some type of farm team system. At least that way San Diego might be on of the first cities to gain a farm club.
     
  7. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Yes, a second bye week seems reasonable. In fact, if the NFL ever makes good on their desire to have an 18 game season, it would be mandatory to give more than one break.
     
  8. Joy Division

    Joy Division Slightly-known Member

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    Instead of 4 preseason games, make it just 2 preseason games. Make those other two weeks count
     
  9. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    The most I could see is converting ONE game to regular season. Players like Inman and Oliver (late draft picks and UDFAs) count heavily on those games to show what they can do. I don't like the idea of cutting their live snaps in half.

    And I believe most players would argue that 16 games is plenty, they're beaten and battered by the time the playoffs come around as it is.

    The only changes I'm really in favor of is adding an extra bye week, and expanding rosters to at least 56. Any thing else is a blatant money grab.
     
  10. powayslugger

    powayslugger No longer a fan- FU Spanos

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    year round football...
     
  11. Joy Division

    Joy Division Slightly-known Member

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    16 games is plenty but teams are technically still playing in 20 games. Not having to cut players by expanding rosters as you stated is a good idea that would keep those guys, the ones you mentioned, on the team. So expand rosters and convert two of the preseason games to regular season. Agree that extra bye week would be a good idea.
     
  12. ETicket

    ETicket Well-Known Member

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    So... business as usual. ;)
     
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  13. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    If we expanded the football season like that, it would be just like basketball or baseball...
     
  14. Fossil

    Fossil BoltTalker

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    You lost me at, "make...everybody happy." :roflmao:
    Seriously, good ideas though.
     
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  15. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    Actually it would be 36 weeks (assuming that you're doing this to expand to 18 games), plus let's say 2 preseason games and 4 weeks for thw playoffs, that's 42 out of 52 weeks a year, when you say everbody you don't mean our wives do you?
     
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  16. House of Hayne

    House of Hayne Chargers Smash

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    They can have a week off after each game to see family
    And see their kids grow up instead of missing 4 months at a time
     
  17. House of Hayne

    House of Hayne Chargers Smash

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    It got you to read it didn't it;)
     
  18. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    I wrote OUR wives
     
  19. House of Hayne

    House of Hayne Chargers Smash

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    But they are charger fans too
    Right?
     
  20. Concudan

    Concudan ...

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    No. My wife couldn't give a damn about football...
     
  21. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    Not mine, although she's cool with me watching the games
     
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  22. House of Hayne

    House of Hayne Chargers Smash

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    Sorry to hear that
    Mine only cares when it's during the season
    She can't stand me in the off season
     

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