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Washington Post: An 18 Game Schedule

In my latest article for the Washington, I focused on what it would mean to fans of Green Bay Packers if there was an extra home game. Could they make a third season ticket package to clear a bunch of names off the season ticket waiting list? They'd have to take at least one game away from the Green package holders. But in the end I hope it doesn't happen:

If they had two more regular season games, then they would have to practice all week, and have two extra weeks of game preparation and film study. Most players wouldn't complain about it publicly, but it's certain to take an extra toll on them physically and mentally. Knowing what two extra regular season games would mean for the players, and knowing they are unlikely to receive raises solely for these two extra regular season games, I wouldn't complain at all if the players squashed the idea of an 18 game schedule.