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View Poll Results: Should it be shortened?
No four games are fine 9 33.33%
Yes they should shorten it 18 66.67%
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:01 PM
 
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i dont see why people want to mess with how many preseason games there are, or where games are played, or when teh seasons starts and ends. if oyu like the game, you are going to watch the preseason just like the regular season and post season play. if you dont like the game, then why are you bothering to even post about it?
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Not true. You can enjoy the game and have zero interest in pre-season. I watch no pre-season games. They are meaningless. It's simply a money grab by the owners and NFL; TV rights and forcing season ticket holders to buy those games. For a sport on the edge of doom you'd think they'd be smart enough to mitigate damage and get rid of superfluous games and the extra hits involved.
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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The Preseason can Be shortened, and if the league wants to throw a game in Mexico, England or wherever, do it in Preseason.
I agree. Any international game should be preseason. I've mentioned this in the past but it's worth repeating. A few years ago reports surfaced that the English Premiere League was thinking about the possibility of holding matches in the US and, I believe, China. One game a year. Keep in mind just thinking about it. Fans and press staunchly against and it was never mentioned again. If only Goodell actually cared what fans thought. To think he only carries water for the owners. This is what our teams think of us.
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:28 AM
 
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Not true. You can enjoy the game and have zero interest in pre-season. I watch no pre-season games. They are meaningless. It's simply a money grab by the owners and NFL; TV rights and forcing season ticket holders to buy those games. For a sport on the edge of doom you'd think they'd be smart enough to mitigate damage and get rid of superfluous games and the extra hits involved.
meaningless? rubbish. they are a chance for the coaches to see how their rookies are going to do when the hits happen in anger, how any changes to the team is going to work, among other things. and they get to do these things when the game mean nothing as far as the regular season goes. it also gets everyone back into the swing of hitting and being hit in less than controlled conditions. for instance in practice, quarterbacks wear red jerseys and are not allowed to be hit at full speed, unlike in the preseason and the regular season games.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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They see that in live scrimmages with other teams. Coaches are the first to tell you those games are meaningless and that they get more from the scrimmages. And absolutely no one wants the starting QB taking a hit in a preseason game.
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Old 01-29-2018, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Not true. You can enjoy the game and have zero interest in pre-season. I watch no pre-season games. They are meaningless. It's simply a money grab by the owners and NFL; TV rights and forcing season ticket holders to buy those games. For a sport on the edge of doom you'd think they'd be smart enough to mitigate damage and get rid of superfluous games and the extra hits involved.
Iím actually getting to the point of not watching preseason anymore because itís not that interesting. It means nothing to me and I would rather watch regular games than preseason.
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Old 01-29-2018, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Hartford CT
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I say keep it at four, only so coaches can fill out their rosters and practice squads. The fans really don't get anything out of it, which is why the tickets should be cheaper.
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Old 01-30-2018, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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The real fans enjoy it. They want to see the UDFA kick but as a gunner and if the extra arm in camp has any potential. Most of the players in the preseason make a team or practice squad by the end of the season because of injuries.
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Old 01-31-2018, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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They don't need to shorten the preseason, they need to stop charging full price for those games though!!!
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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There are too many injuries in the game. Yes, shorten the Pre to 2 or maybe 3 games. While most injuries do not occur in Pre-season, one notable was Tony Romo in Seattle in 2016. It eventually ended his career.
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