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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2010, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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NFL considering ending season with divisional games

ORLANDO, Fla. — In an effort to have teams play their top players through the final games of the season, the NFL is considering making the final week – and possibly weeks – of the season all divisional matchups.

“Potentially Week 17 will all be divisional games,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday during his closing remarks of the NFL Annual Meeting. “That will address this to some extent. It will not necessarily eliminate the issue.”

Goodell said the league actually is considering making the final two games of the season divisional games for teams.

While teams who have clinched playoff berths routinely have rested key players late in the season, an uproar of sorts erupted when the unbeaten Colts sat many starters in the second half of a Week 16 game they eventually lost to the Jets.

The rationale – as it is for teams that sit players – is to minimize injury risks and to have key players as healthy as possible for postseason play.

By scheduling teams against division opponents in the final week (or weeks), it could force teams to play key players because a divisional title – and playoff berth – could hang in the balance.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2010, 03:02 PM
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I get the jist of why he wants to do this, but in what way does that benefit the NFL? Does he think ratings will go up or something? I still watch all the games, even when they are sitting their stars.

Fuck that. Leave it alone. It's a reward to teams that have busted ass and won throughout the year, so fucking what if they drop a game due to resting players. They earned the right to do it! So a bunch of crybaby Indy fans got upset that it ruined their "perfect season". Who gives a fuck? It's Indy.

I actually see this hurting the NFL more than helping it.
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If teams are good enough, they should be able to rest their players. They earned it, so why the hell should anyone have the right to tell them otherwise? If you want the same luxury, don't suck.

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Originally Posted by bcoop View Post
So a bunch of crybaby Indy fans got upset that it ruined their "perfect season". Who gives a fuck? It's Indy.
Well, Darren Sharper really ruined their perfect season...

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