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Re: No loss of revenue. They still play the same aount of games

May 18, 2024 07:09AM
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AlbaNY_Ram
The networks pay the NFL based on an 18 week season, where they can broadcast a full slate of games each of the 18 weeks.

If you cut that down to 17 weeks the networks will pay less.

But if you bump that up to 19 weeks (or 20 weeks!) the networks will pay more. Hence the incentive to go to an 18 game schedule ... and if each team gets 2 bye weeks that's a 20 week season.

I'm riding RantoulRam coattails on this one (posted elsewhere in this thread). While there is still one bye give half the league a bye in week 9 and the other half a bye in week 10. No lost weeks of football and everyone gets a break mid-season.

I'd even have all the teams that have a bye week 9 play each other in week 10, and all the teams that have a bye in week 10 play each other in week 11. That would virtually eliminate any advantage teams have based on when their bye is and how many teams they face that are coming off their bye week.

If (when?) the league goes to an 18 game schedule you could do something similar if they want 2 bye weeks per team, maybe weeks 6 & 7 and then again in weeks 13 & 14?

So, you’re saying that NFL gets paid by networks by individual games broadcast and not by the season? That doesn’t feel right to me.

In a 17 games played but 18 game season the networks would get the identical amount at conclusion of the season by either method. So, if I’m right then the hypothetical additional bye week would not affect overall NFL income from the networks at all. Same number of total games played, same amount of money from networks to NFL overall.
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  2 interesting observations

NewMexicoRam419May 17, 2024 09:25AM

  Yep I think there should be 2 Bye Weeks also

BerendsenRam68May 17, 2024 09:31AM

  Re: Yep I think there should be 2 Bye Weeks also

LoboRam56May 17, 2024 10:33AM

  I should have read this post before I posted! lol

Ramsdude36May 17, 2024 12:54PM

  Re: Yep I think there should be 2 Bye Weeks also

PSJRam57May 17, 2024 10:50AM

  Well said PSJ!

Ramsdude34May 18, 2024 05:25AM

  Re: 2 interesting observations

LaDoc63May 17, 2024 11:03AM

  How about only ONE Bye week but...

Ramsdude62May 17, 2024 12:51PM

  I *almost* really like this idea

RantoulRam42May 17, 2024 02:09PM

  Yes! That would work fine IMO

Ramsdude35May 17, 2024 02:45PM

  Re: How about only ONE Bye week but...

ABQRam36May 17, 2024 04:23PM

  No loss of revenue. They still play the same aount of games

Ramsdude33May 18, 2024 04:03AM

  Re: No loss of revenue. They still play the same aount of games

AlbaNY_Ram32May 18, 2024 04:52AM

  Yeah, as it "stands" I guess you're right AlbaNY

Ramsdude21May 18, 2024 05:23AM

  Re: No loss of revenue. They still play the same aount of games

Rams4325May 18, 2024 05:36AM

  Re: No loss of revenue. They still play the same aount of games

AlbaNY_Ram27May 18, 2024 06:32AM

  Re: No loss of revenue. They still play the same aount of games

Rams4323May 18, 2024 07:09AM

  Re: No loss of revenue. They still play the same aount of games

AlbaNY_Ram23May 18, 2024 07:36AM

  Re: No loss of revenue. They still play the same amount of games

Rams4326May 18, 2024 07:43AM

  Re: No loss of revenue. They still play the same amount of games

AlbaNY_Ram27May 18, 2024 07:51AM

  Re: Great topic and ideas.......

oldschoolramfan23May 18, 2024 07:12AM

  Re: Great topic and ideas.......

Rams4326May 18, 2024 07:46AM