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CanadianSteel
02-02-2011, 08:06 PM
Jones floats idea of 22-game season

How long can an NFL season be? The league will have no trouble playing 18 or even more regular-season games if it can persuade the players to accept an expanded schedule, Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said Tuesday. "It's something we certainly have had the ability to do," Jones said at a news conference in Arlington, Tex., the site of Super Bowl XLV. "We've had the ability to go to 22 games, had we wanted to as owners without anybody's approval. We haven't done that without the approval of players. Certainly, we want players to buy into what we do on a going-forward basis."



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Just makes me sick!!
:HeadBanger :HeadBanger :HeadBanger :HeadBanger :HeadBanger :HeadBanger

SanAntonioSteelerFan
02-02-2011, 08:17 PM
Jones floats idea of 22-game season

How long can an NFL season be? The league will have no trouble playing 18 or even more regular-season games if it can persuade the players to accept an expanded schedule, Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said Tuesday. "It's something we certainly have had the ability to do," Jones said at a news conference in Arlington, Tex., the site of Super Bowl XLV. "We've had the ability to go to 22 games, had we wanted to as owners without anybody's approval. We haven't done that without the approval of players. Certainly, we want players to buy into what we do on a going-forward basis."



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Just makes me sick!!
:HeadBanger :HeadBanger :HeadBanger :HeadBanger :HeadBanger :HeadBanger

Who exactly does Jerry Jones think he is speaking for when he says "we"?????

"Tonto, we're surrounded by 2 dozen Indian tribes that have sworn to get our scalps. Our only plan is a diversion. It will be dangerous, and we might die, or we might get tortured and then die, but if we do it right, I think we'll get out of this just fine."

"What do you mean, 'we', Paleface?"

Crash
02-02-2011, 08:19 PM
A 22 game season? Yeah, OK Jerry.

Thanks for hosting the game, now scram.

hawaiiansteel
02-02-2011, 08:30 PM
pure negotiating ploy...makes the 18-game season seem more reasonable.

now STFU Jerry and go back to picking your nose or see if a plastic surgeon can't stretch your face just a little bit tighter...

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Mister Pittsburgh
02-02-2011, 09:41 PM
Jeez. Just go for the 162 game season with double headers and all douchebag.

TallyStiller
02-03-2011, 10:07 PM
Jerry Jones is absolutely he** bent on destroying everything that is worthwhile in the NFL so that Dallas Cowboys, Inc. can become the New York freaking Yankees and buy a championship every year.

hawaiiansteel
02-04-2011, 12:14 AM
Updated: February 3, 2011

27 percent favor expanded season

Associated Press


DALLAS -- Even though Americans like watching football far more than any other sport, they don't necessarily want a longer NFL season.

An Associated Press-Knowledge Networks poll released Thursday shows only lukewarm backing at best for a switch from 16 to 18 regular-season games, one of the NFL's key -- and easiest-to-understand -- proposals in its labor negotiations with the players' union.

How Poll Was Conducted
The Associated Press-Knowledge Networks poll on NFL football was conducted Jan. 21-26, 2011 and is based on 1,125 interviews, including 482 NFL fans.

The national survey was conducted online by Knowledge Networks of Menlo Park, Calif., under the direction and supervision of AP's polling unit.

Knowledge Networks initially contacted people using traditional telephone and mail polling methods and followed with an online interview. People chosen for the study who had no Internet access were given it for free. With a probability basis and coverage of people who otherwise couldn't access the Internet, the Knowledge Networks online surveys are nationally representative.

Results were weighted, or adjusted, to reflect the adult population by demographic factors such as age, sex, region, race, and education.

No more than one time in 20 should chance variations in the sample cause the results to vary by more than plus or minus 3.6 percentage points from the answers that would be obtained if all adults in the U.S. were polled. The margin of sampling error for NFL fans is plus or minus 5.5 percentage points.

There are other, potentially greater, sources of variability in surveys, including the wording and order of the questions.

Of everyone surveyed, 27 percent strongly favor or somewhat favor adding two regular-season games and dropping two preseason games. When the group is narrowed to those identifying themselves as NFL fans, support for the change rises to a total of 45 percent -- yet only 18 percent who strongly favor it.

And that's despite data that shows football clearly is king: 41 percent of everyone surveyed called it their favorite sport to watch, more than tripling the 13 percent who chose baseball. Basketball was nearly as popular as baseball, with 12 percent.

The NFL says its data shows fans like the idea of expanding the regular season. But Steven Keller, a 43-year-old from Crystal Lake, Ill., was among the 9 percent of football fans in the AP-Knowledge Networks survey who strongly oppose an 18-game schedule.

"There's plenty enough football as it is," Keller said. "Eighteen games is too many for the players. ... Those guys get beat up."

Two players for the Pittsburgh Steelers -- who face the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl on Sunday -- were vocal this week in their opposition to changing the current schedule format.

"No player wants to play 18 games," receiver Hines Ward said. "You're not thinking about the players' safety if you're trying to add two more games."

Linebacker James Harrison echoed that sentiment, saying: "You talk about adding two games, it's going to be a far cry to get a guy through a whole season healthy."

Among football fans, nearly four in 10 think the game has gotten more dangerous over the past five years.

Yet 31 percent of fans, and more than half of all the people polled, said they have heard nothing at all about the labor dispute between NFL owners and players, whose collective bargaining agreement expires in early March. There will be a formal bargaining session in the Dallas area on Saturday.

If a new deal can't be reached in time, owners could lock out the players, and it's possible next season could be affected.

"I am afraid," Steelers safety Ryan Clark said, "that games will be missed."

About three-quarters of those surveyed don't sympathize with either the NFL or players in the labor dispute. But those who were willing to choose sides were twice as likely to back the union over the owners.

"A work stoppage is not going to help anyone," said Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy, who was a vice president of the union in the 1980s while playing for the Washington Redskins. "I also realize when you get into a work stoppage situation, I think the fans don't like either side. It's kind of a pox on both sides. They just want to see football."

In other poll findings released Thursday:

72 percent of all those surveyed -- and 64 percent of NFL fans -- think players' salaries are too high;

59 percent of fans think the NFL is doing the right amount to prevent concussions;

53 percent of men who were surveyed, and 34 percent of women, consider themselves NFL fans;

about a third of NFL fans say their interest in pro football has increased over the last five years.

The AP-Knowledge Networks Poll on football was conducted Jan. 21-26. It involved online interviews with 1,125 adults, including 482 who consider themselves fans of professional football. The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points for all adults, 5.5 percentage points for football fans.

Respondents to the survey were first selected randomly using phone or mail survey methods. People selected who didn't otherwise have access to the Internet were provided with the ability to access it at no cost to them.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6086002

fordfixer
02-04-2011, 12:16 AM
Jone's has to pay for his new dig's some how

Starlifter
02-04-2011, 01:17 AM
hate the idea of 2 more games. first off, when would the season start? no one gives a crap about football in august - to dang hot. I like how the NFL season starts in september at the holiday weekend and finishes first week in feb. gives me 3-4 weeks (cause the steelers make the playoffs every year.. :tt1 :tt1 ) to unwind and get ready for march madness and the NHL playoffs.

I want each game to really mean something. I want every win and every loss to be critical. Think troy not causing the fumble on flacco. he doesn't make that play, we probably don't win the game. that means we don't win the division and IF we make the playoffs go on the road 3 games and probably don't make the super bowl.

one play, which affected one game, which dictated our playoff run. that's a 16 game schedule. add 2 and you might as well employ tom berringer to tell rube to calm down....it's a long season.

Oviedo
02-04-2011, 09:31 AM
18 games only works if you have expanded rosters and expanded practice squads. That is what the unions should make happen because that equates to more jobs.

Mister Pittsburgh
02-04-2011, 10:59 AM
18 games only works if you have expanded rosters and expanded practice squads. That is what the unions should make happen because that equates to more jobs.

Totally agree. Maybe even create some sort of minor league type system where the younger players can start learning the systems, lifting, etc. I would pay to go watch football in the summers down at Heinz.