NFL players, owners open to playoff expansion

NFL players, owners open to playoff expansion


WAS THE EXCEPTION. UP $2.45.>>>NOW SOME FOOTBALL. NFL PLAYERS AND OWNERS ARE OPEN TO CUTTING THE PRESEASON SHORT, THEN EXPANDING THE PLAYOFFS. FORBES SPORTS MONEY CO-HOST IS WITH US. SAID BEFORE THE BREAK, MIKE, THIS WAS A MONEY STORY. FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE, MORE PLAYOFFS IS MORE MONEY, RIGHT?>>ABSOLUTELY. MAKES A LOT OF SENSE, CONNELL. YOU HAVE HIGHER TV RATINGS FOR THE PLAYOFFS THAN THE REGULAR SEASON AND CERTAINLY THE PRESEASON. IF THEY’RE ABLE TO ADD ANOTHER ROUND EVER PLAYOFFS WITH IT WILL BE MORE LUCRATIVE TO THE LEAGUE. THIS IS TIED IN THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, THEY WANT TO GET DONE BEFORE 2022, WHEN ALL TV DEALS EXPIRE. CONNELL: THIS IS TALK BETWEEN THE OWNERS AND PLAYERS UNION. WE FLASHED ON NUMBER OF TEAMS IN THE PLAYOFFS. INSTEAD OF 12 TEAMS, YOU HAVE 14 TEAMS. BUT WHAT ABOUT TAKING THE SEASON MAKING IT LONGER? I UNDERSTAND CUT DOWN THE SEASON, JUST HAVE THREE GAMES INSTEAD OF FOUR. THE REGULAR SEASON, IS THAT A STICKING POINT FOR PLAYERS? THEY WANT TO PLAY ANOTHER REGULAR SEASON GAME? THEY PLAY 16 NOW. WHAT ABOUT 17 OR 18?>>YOU’RE RIGHT. IT IS A STICKING POINT. THEY DON’T WANT TO PLAY MORE GAMES BUT HAVE THE GAMES COUNT MORE. DON’T FORGET THEY WENT THROUGH A BIG CONCUSSION SETTLEMENT. FROM A PR STANDPOINT IT WOULD BE HARD TO THE LEAGUE PUSH FOR MORE GAMES WHERE LIKELIHOOD OF INJURY WOULD BE EVEN GREATER. CONNELL: THAT IS THE KIND OF THING, THAT YOU TRY TO PUT PLAYERS SAFE AND NEW EQUIPMENT, NEW HELMETS, THAT KIND OF THING. ON PRESEASON I ALWAYS WONDER, FOUR SEEMS LIKE WAY TOO MANY, RIGHT? BY THE LAST PRESEASON GAME, THEY COULD THROW YOU AND I OUT THERE. NONE OF THE STAR PLAYERS ARE PLAYING. DO THEY EVEN NEED THREE? I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT IT, TO KNOW WHAT THE PLAYERS THINK IN TERMS OF HOW MUCH PREPARATION THEY NEED, KIND OF A AT GAME SPEED. OR CAN THEY PRACTICE, PLAY A GAME OR TWO? SOME PLAYERS DON’T EVEN PLAY AT ALL DURING THE PRESEASON?>>MOST OF THE PLAYERS, CERTAINLY STARTERS AGREE WITH YOU. COACHES LIKE PRESEASON GAMES. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU NEED FOUR. PROBABLY AT LEAST TWO. DIFFERS DEPENDING ON THE COACH. WHAT THIS IS ABOUT, TOUGH REMEMBER, NATIONAL TV MONEY, WHICH GETS SHARED EQUALLY AMONG ALL TEAMS IS ABOUT $8 BILLION A YEAR. 55% OF THE LEAGUE’S REVENUE. THIS IS ALL ABOUT INCREASING THAT $8 BILLION WITHOUT EXTENDING THE REGULAR SEASON. PLAYOFFS ARE THE WAY TO GO. CONNELL: NFL PROFITS 16 BILLION LAST YEAR FLASHING UP ON THE SCREEN AS YOU FINISH YOUR LAST COMMENT. HOW DO YOU LOOK AT THE NFL WHERE WE STAND, AUGUST 2019? COUPLE YEARS AGO ALL THE STORIES AND TALK, MAYBE AMERICA’S FAVORITE SPORT IS STARTING TO DECLINE. THERE IS CONTROVERSY WITH THE KAEPERNICK STUFF AND ALL THE REST BUT WHERE IS THE NFL RIGHT NOW? HOUSE DOES IT LOOK AS A BUSINESS?>>IT LOOKS GREAT. CONNELL: YEAH.>>2/3 OF ALL REVENUE FROM ADVERTISING OF THE FOUR MAJOR SPORTS WENT TO THE NFL LAST YEAR. THE LAST TEAM THAT WAS SOLD, THE PANTHERS, SOLD FOR ABOUT $2.3 BILLION. COMPARED TO 1.4 BILLION FOR THE PRIOR SALE, THE BUFFALO BILLS. SO I THINK IT’S PRETTY DARN GOOD FOR THE NFL BUT YOU GOT TO REMEMBER, THERE ARE ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT THE NEW TECHNOLOGY, THE NEW WAYS TO PUT GAMES ON. YOU HAVE A LOT OF PLATFORMS NOW. THE NFL IS A MASTER AT SELLING AGAINST THOSE PLATFORMS. WE HAVE AMAZON IN THE PICTURE NOW. SO WHEN THESE TV DEALS WITH THE NETWORKS AND THE CURRENT PROVIDERS ALL EXPIRE BY THE END OF 2022, THE NFL IS GOING TO BE BRINGING IN NEW PLAYERS. COULD BE FACEBOOK, COULD BE A GOOGLE. COULD BE MORE BUSINESS WITH AMAZON WHAT HAVE YOU. SO PLAYOFF GAMES, IF THEY INCREASE THAT, THE VALUE OF THOSE NEW DEALS ARE GOING TO BE HELPED A LOT. CONNELL: RIGHT. JUST SHOWS YOU EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS, EVERYBODY IN THE BUSINESS ENTERTAINMENT OR MEDIA, EVERYBODY HAS TO ADJUST

42 Replies to “NFL players, owners open to playoff expansion”

  1. Cut all the politically correct garbage and retract all the stupid rules they've imposed on the game over the last 10 years and ratings will instantly increase. Higher ratings means more money.

  2. Let them crash and dissapear! NFL is SO RACIST it's disgusting. You stand for those that can't and too bad you forgot the people that made your organization, the fans. DOWN WITH THE NFL

  3. Nice but I am no longer an NFL, or football in general, fan. The recent events on the field where players thought it wise to insult about half of the fans by refusing to honor the country that gives them freedom did it for me. Screw all those overpaid pretty boys with dreadlocks. I'm finished with them. They can rot in hell for all I care. From now on my game is ice hockey. That is a game that is still played by men, not political pussies.

  4. The nfl is rigged for that overrated Tom Brady every year. No point in watching it. It used to be good years ago

  5. I dont care any more the NFL sucks and for those who stand and honor our great flag and anthem god bless you and i fill thiat was to much for me i am a proud HISPANIC AMERICAN TRUP 20/20 dont bee sheep look for ypur selfs

  6. BTW heads up: With satan worshiper J-ZERO running the show, NFL will just incinerate itself with full-blown HELL FIRE symbology hysterics, and lay itself to rest in a tormented pile of ASHES. BUH BYEEEE!

  7. Now, that you partnered with Jay-z, a know racist, drug dealer, woman demonizer, you truly have lost touch with your fans , and reality.
    I put you to rest in 2017, I was considering watching this year, until the poor choice you made of keeping the devicive rhetoric from the left going.

  8. 25 years I have given nfl zero Penny's and I will never bother to see football. I like SOLO sports. Oh yea, some COMMIES can't look at the USA FLAG. I hope NFL go to bankrupt ASAS.

  9. Still NOT INTERESTED in the NFL…NO MORE FOOTBALL IN OUR HOUSE…DON'T MISS IT ST ALL..OTHRR THINGS TO DO. .

  10. I don't like pro sports, and I hate the idea of expanding seasons. What's more, as it is many teams with .500 seasons (mediocrity) already make the playoffs.

  11. NFL wants more money to create from more play offs🤔.
    Increase play offs. Why increase players🤔? What about balance of earnings from play offs?

    But what NFL is playing?

  12. Money is all they care about if people only knew what lengths the NFL go to for these media bonanzas that occur on a yearly basis now, deflategate, the Kaepernick kneel, the saints no call. People are slow to catch onto this stuff

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