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 by St. Loser Fan
1 month ago
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United States of America   LA Coliseum
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Won’t the next meetings be in Miami?



Edit a few hours later: Sounds like the NFL wasn't happy about this getting out. Reminded everyone to keep things private and to stop the leaks.

 by majik
1 week ago
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If the players are going to cave on the 17-game schedule, force the owners to accept the two bye-week system. One an additional week for the owners to broadcast regular season games and Two, it would push back the Super Bowl to President's Day weekend, which for some, means no work the day after.

 by St. Loser Fan
1 week ago
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majik wrote:If the players are going to cave on the 17-game schedule, force the owners to accept the two bye-week system. One an additional week for the owners to broadcast regular season games and Two, it would push back the Super Bowl to President's Day weekend, which for some, means no work the day after.


I would guess NASCAR wouldn’t be happy about sharing the weekend with their premiere race. Then again, given NASCAR’s declining power and ratings, I don’t think they have much say against the NFL.

 by rams74
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St. Loser Fan wrote:I would guess NASCAR wouldn’t be happy about sharing the weekend with their premiere race. Then again, given NASCAR’s declining power and ratings, I don’t think they have much say against the NFL.


The PGA doesn't appear to bat an eye at scheduling the Phoenix Open against the Super Bowl for the last several years. Crowds at TPC Scottsdale have been huge on Super Bowl Sunday. NASCAR would just have to deal with it, and I think they would be fine.

 by St. Loser Fan
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rams74 wrote:...NASCAR would just have to deal with it, and I think they would be fine.


Yes, NASCAR would have to deal with it. But no, I don't think they would be fine.

 by St. Loser Fan
1 week ago
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Don't buy "the sky is falling" narrative regarding the meeting cancellation.


 by St. Loser Fan
1 week ago
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Other news is coming fast this afternoon. Seems though that one thing is the expansion to 7 teams per conference for the playoffs.

 by Elvis
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https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/287 ... ources-say

More playoff teams expected under new NFL CBA, sources say

Adam Schefter
ESPN Senior Writer

If and when a new collective bargaining agreement is finalized -- and there is now mounting optimism it could be done sometime in the next week -- it is expected to change the NFL's playoff structure as it is currently constituted for next season, league sources told ESPN.

Under the current CBA proposal that NFL owners are pushing for, the playoff field would be expanded to seven teams from each conference, while the regular season would be increased to 17 games per team and the preseason shortened to three games per team, sources said.

As part of the proposed playoff format, only one team from each conference would receive a first-round bye as opposed to the two that currently do, league sources said. That would mean a revised postseason schedule that includes six games on wild-card weekend, with three on Saturday and three on Sunday.

The changes to the NFL's playoff format would take effect for the 2020 season, assuming the new CBA is ratified beforehand. Had the proposed format been in place this past season, the Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers would have been the next teams included in the expanded playoff field.

"That's been agreed to for a long time," one source familiar with the CBA talks said about the NFL's new playoff structure. "There wasn't a lot of disagreement to that issue."

Additionally, the players on the teams that earn a first-round bye will receive postseason pay for that weekend. That was not the case under the current CBA, which has always rankled some players.

Now the sides are trying to work through the final issues, including getting the players to sign off on a 17-game regular season. That has yet to be agreed to, and would not take effect until 2021 at the earliest.

"The new CBA's not done, there's no term sheet yet, there still are issues being negotiated, but I'd be very surprised if there's not a new CBA for the new league year," the source said.

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