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They could do for the 7 playoff teams, the best records set your seat not who is the division leaders. But 8-8 or worse can end up getting in and most would be cannon fodder (I know any given Sunday). It'll give more prominence to week 17 games.

But I don't like the 17 games, most likely it'll be at a neutral site so all teams will play overseas each year BUT who will they play that's fair each year. The rotation is already good, this is why I liked the 19 game schedule.

All in all a money grab especially with the TV contracts coming up.
 
I have a ton of respect for JJ Watt! I love the way that he plays, that he has fought through several serious injuries, his community work and philanthropy... His response to the CBA is lame: "Its a hard no!" OK, tell me why, offer a counter. Explain to me, a fan for longer than you have been alive, why you don't like getting a pay raise that is more than what I make in a year isn't good with you.
 
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I have a ton of respect for JJ Watt! I love the way that he plays, that he has fought through several serious injuries, his community work and philanthropy... His response to the CBA is lame: "Its a hard no!" OK, tell me why, offer a counter. Explain to me, a fan for longer than you have been alive, why you don't like getting a pay raise that is more than what I make in a year isn't good with you.
Did he elaborate if it's on the pay raise or game increase?
 
Explain to me, a fan for longer than you have been alive, why you don't like getting a pay raise that is more than what I make in a year isn't good with you
It's capped at $250K for the 17th game. That means that players who are making more than that per game on the 16 game schedule, are in effect getting a pay cut. E.g., if you are making $4.5 million on the 16 game schedule, you're getting about $280,000 per game. If you get an extra $250K for game 17, that's less than the $280K you're getting for each of the first sixteen games. Or to put it another way, you're now making less per every game than you were before. Put yet another way, the best players are not making any more for that seventeenth game than lesser players.
 
It's capped at $250K for the 17th game. That means that players who are making more than that per game on the 16 game schedule, are in effect getting a pay cut. E.g., if you are making $4.5 million on the 16 game schedule, you're getting about $280,000 per game. If you get an extra $250K for game 17, that's less than the $280K you're getting for each of the first sixteen games. Or to put it another way, you're now making less per every game than you were before. Put yet another way, the best players are not making any more for that seventeenth game than lesser players.
Too bad JJ can't say something like that.
 
In what has to be an absolute shocker, in the XFL the LA Wildcats blew out the DC Defenders 39-9. In case you weren't watching before (no worries, league is new :)), LA was 0-2 and never looked good, DC was 2-0 and looked unbeatable. DC QB Cardale Jones looked like a shoe in for MVP and he should be in the NFL. He threw 4 pics and was benched late today.

The leagued looked like it would have several lopsided games with DC and Houston colliding on March 22nd. Now, this throws a nice wrench in the motor. If you're looking to watch next week, Houston plays Dallas in what could be a good game. The game will probably be on FS1, if you have that network.

St. Louis looks like a solid team in the east, with wins over Dallas, and a close loss to Houston. They play DC in two weeks, and if DC bounces back next week that could be a good game.
 
This looks like a ploy by the owners to:

a) Make more money. More games = More money. This would come at the expense of the player's health, more than anything.

b) Pitt the star players against the bottom 90% (see Merckx math).

I addressed some of this before and don't feel like repeating a post.
I would much rather see more preseason time (not games) so that teams play 16 good games, than an extra game. But to your point, this won't make the owners more money.
 

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