Eighteen games in a regular season? Games on only Thursday and Saturday? GUHHHHH?????
The NFL is toying with the idea of expanding its schedule from 16 games to 18 games — which could mean some huge changes for TV.
Among the changes under discussion are playing games on Thursdays and Saturdays for the entire season — not just at the end of the season, and playing at least eight games a year outside the US.
Cramming 32 more games a year into TV schedules will be a challenge — as will deciding whether to cut the pre-game schedule by two or expand the season by two weeks.
There are countless reasons why this doesn’t work and why it’s only a small blurb on the NY Post’s website, which include but are not limited to: player contracts, growing fears of concussions and other injuries, college football, and uh, oh yeah, MONEY IN GENERAL.
I really hope that this plan gets shot down faster than Amelia Earhart. Wait, you think she went missing on her own? That’s what they want you to believe, man.