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NFL considering an eight-week season

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Freelance Hack, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

  2. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Bullshit. That's all I got to say to this idea.
    No way does it happen.
  3. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

    Kevin Sweeney is taking some reps in Fresno just in case they decide to have a full season without union players.
  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    So what's the drop-dead date in the labour dispute? The NHL waited until Feb. 15 to officially kill the 2004-05 season.

    Keep in mind it will require 2-3 weeks MINIMUM once a deal is reached to sign players and get teams together for any sort of competition. Also, it's not feasible to push the season back indefinitely into February or March. So, my timeline is something like this:

    DEAL BY: End of June...... training camp and season on schedule

    DEAL BY: End of July .... abbreviated training camp, 2 preseason games, regular season on schedule

    DEAL BY: End of August.... abbreviated training camp, no preseason, regular season starts late September, 16 games, no byes

    DEAL BY: Mid September.... abbreviated training camp, regular season starts Oct. 1, 14 games

    DEAL BY: End of September... abbreviated camp, 12-game regular season starts mid-October

    DEAL BY: Sometime in October... abbreviated camp, 10-game regular season

    DEAL BY: November 1... abbreviated camp, 8-game regular season

    NO DEAL BY NOV. 1: Season cancelled
  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Keanu Reeves is waiting patiently by his phone.
  6. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    KY, you beat me to it!
  7. Brad Guire

    Brad Guire Member

    I'm still predicting a 12-game season.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    They'll be on the field by October.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I figured 12 games from the start of this. It'll take a missed game check or two to get the ball rolling. Once that happens, I expect rapid movement.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Now an eight-week NBA season, that I'd be in favor of.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I could envision a six-game season where everyone plays a double round-robin home and away in the divisions, then the top two in each division go into a 16-team tournament. The regular season would have to end on Jan. 8 so theoretically you could start on Dec. 4. So you could go a little ways into November without a deal, but this is the hindmost of hind tits to suck.
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Decertification is still a sham, unless I'm missing something with secret meeting between the league and union in New York. I don't think the NFLPA is helping its case by deciding to meet.

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