Roger Goodell still insists fans want an 18-game schedule, something he continues to preach.
What I want to know is this: Why wouldn't they?
I keep hearing all about the polls that say the fans don't want 18 games. What makes no sense is why you wouldn't want two extra games that count and take away two that don't?
Fans pay top dollar for preseason games that feature quarters full of guys who will be working as substitute teachers and lawn men in the fall. The preseason is dreadful, and four games are not needed.
So two more games that count would be good. Expand the rosters. Get more jobs. Keep more players active on Sunday.
That will help offset the injury factor. I can understand the players not wanting to play two more games that matter, but for the right money I still think they would be OK with it.
It's the fans I don't get.
Two games that count against two games that don't?
Sure seems like an easy decision to me.