The NFL released a proposal today about a possible 18-game regular season. What would happen is that there would be two preseason games, followed by a bye week, followed by an 18-game regular season.
First reaction is good, preseason games blow. The players can moan, talk about their legacies and their health after football. But with everything they are shoving into their bodies (let’s be real), this argument does not hold water. And really, hockey players play 82 games – sometimes with the Olympics mixed in – so it is time for these guys to butch up.
And if you are concerned so much about your body, here is a suggestion. Do not play football.
The cycle is broken!
Lost in all of this is that bye week between the two preseason games and the start of the regular season. If the league continues its current schedule with an extra week pushed in to the current schedule, the Super Bowl would be played on the second weekend in February.
Otherwise known as President’s Day Weekend.
That is right, the league could be moving in having the Super Bowl over a long holiday weekend, meaning the average Joe would have the Monday after the Super Bowl off. I am not sure why the league is not making a bigger deal out of this. Because having a Super Bowl Monday would put everybody on the owner’s side on this one, and attempt to shame the Nancy-boy players into playing some extra games.