17th Game Added - Cards at Browns

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There will only be 3 pre-season games this year. Since the Cards don't have a 9th regular season game, I'm sure we will get stuck with 2 worthless pre-season games. So the Cards will have 10 home games as usual. The third pre-season game will be at home where none of the starters play. Being a season ticket holder, I'm use to this rip off. :bang:
 

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I'm hoping the added game comes at the beginning of the season instead of the end. I miss the old days of opening day on Labor Day weekend. Was almost like there was a holiday to recover from the first game of the year.


That would be great - I will likely be in Columbus the week prior, would be great to be able to see the Cards in Cleveland
 

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I love football, but I'm meh on this for so many reasons.

For competitive reasons, this is a lot of wear and tear on players. I don't like the balance of stats and competition like BritCard mentioned. Also, every record is about to fall in short order now.

Then there's personal reasons. By the end of a 17 week season and playoffs, I'm a bit burned out on every Sunday, Monday, and Thursday being dedicated to football, with your outlier Saturday games thrown in too. Sundays are just a complete slog of 10 or so hours of football activity from the start of the morning games to the end of the night games, along with setting your fantasy lineups and such. This is also just more fantasy football to play, which takes up additional time. I already play in 7 leagues and it's so much work to extend for another week, with podcasts, waivers, monitoring performance week to week, setting lineups... ugh.

I know I'm in control of my own destiny, and I could choose to do something else with my day and sit down for the Cards game later or even just carve out that 3 hour period, but football's a big part of my life. I'll probably be amped when it gets close, but I'm still a little burnt out from last year.

It doesn't help that we haven't been good in five years, and for a good chunk of those periods due to injuries, coaching, or talent, I've woken up expecting a loss.
 

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One less meaningless (IMO) preseason game is fine with me. I agree with Cheese that the game should be added to the front of the season rather than the back end.
 

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I really don't like the 17th game.

Makes everything asymmetric. Some teams will have more home games and some more away games.

Same applies to strength of schedule. Up to now we play the same opponents as our division rivals. That's now out the window.

For the 17th game the Niners play the Bungals. The other 3 face playoff caliber teams (Steelers, Brown's, Ravens).

Also it screws up all records and direct stat comparisons.

Really, really not a fan.

This is a very bad take. We play one team with the same division rank in the prior season in the same conference already that our division rivals don't play.

The NFL didn't always have 16 games. They played 14 game seasons in the 1970s.
 

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The asymmetry won’t affect the competitive balance; one entire conference gets all the extra home games.

This year the NFC plays at the AFC for the extra game. So for all the teams we’re competing against for the playoffs (ie, the NFC teams), we’d all have the same number of home/away games.
 

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Really? Season is still half a year away?
The logistics for a game with travel personnel lodging meals stadium availability etc is absolutely ridiculous. I’m betting coming off the pandemic made this a little easier actually.
 

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I bet this gm comes down to cards making playoff and well let's see
 

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I really don't like the 17th game.

Makes everything asymmetric. Some teams will have more home games and some more away games.

Same applies to strength of schedule. Up to now we play the same opponents as our division rivals. That's now out the window.

For the 17th game the Niners play the Bungals. The other 3 face playoff caliber teams (Steelers, Brown's, Ravens).

Also it screws up all records and direct stat comparisons.

Really, really not a fan.
Same things were said when it went to 16 from 14. Not a valid argument against, IMO.


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Wonder if they are going to increase the number of players on the roster. Extra game can lead to more injuries.
 
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