The NFL is exploring an 18-game season and Stephen A. loves it | Pardon the Interruption

Pubblicato il 14 lug 2019
Stephen A. Smith and Tony Kornheiser break down why the NFL’s suggestion of an 18-game season, with players only being allowed to play in 16 games max, would be a great move and would not only improve the competition within the league, but help the players by putting more money in their pockets.
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  • Tony, Stephen A, and I are the only 3 people that like this idea

  • This is dumb!

  • What the hell are these two guys talking about! It sounds like they're playing Pokemon cards.

  • Who gives a shit if it is 12 games or 18 games. Get a life people.

  • Sounds like a way to let the teams with garbage first stringers, try to even the playing field by letting there backups make up for what their starters can’t accomplish. Wow.

  • Gotta add players to the 53 man roster. Take it to 59 players.

  • i didnt care about nfl, i see SAS on thumbnail then i clicked

  • If you think QBs are demanding too much now where starters are getting 30+ per year wait until backup QBs start demanding 20M to ensure you win the other 2 games.

  • U know u already know tht beliechek bout to be poppovich on this shit 💯

  • Noo

  • He left first take?

  • This is the worst idea I’ve ever heard.

  • I feel like they should just change the playoff regimen. They should allow 10 teams from both the afc and nfc to be in the playoffs. Out of those 10 teams, the bottom four has to battle for the 7 and 8 seed, one week dedicated for these games while the other 6 teams from both the afc and nfc have to wait until the week after to get to play football. The two teams that do win for both sides advances to the actual playoff round, the highest seed from the victor takes the seventh seed while the lowest has the 8th seed. After that, for the next round, make it like a actual tournament for the 8 teams on each conference to battle for the Super Bowl. However, during the off-season, the 16 teams that didn’t make it into the playoffs are entered into the Super bowl, play in a similar tournament to battle for the number one pick in the draft.

  • Dallas will be 9-9 instead of 8-8 No news here

  • I don’t like the idea..... but I would like the NFL season to start 2 weeks earlier than normal.

  • So 18 games and you have to play four playoff games on top of that?! Just making more problems...smh

  • no cuz theyll add more safety rules...

  • "Alright team. If we win the last two games of the year, we clinch the division and make the playoffs but there's a catch". "what's the catch coach?". "The catch is we have to sit out all of our best players because they've already played 16 games and Blake Bottles is our backup."

  • Terrible idea will lead to more concussions more cte.

  • This means 18 game regular season right

  • If this happens, I'm not playing fantasy football anymore

  • Meh...the nfl is dead to me since they took up America hating. Dead to me and my family for life!

  • Of course he does because his buck dancing azz don’t have to take a hit . Leave it at 16 and players develop a spine get more money and increase the roster size to 60

  • The NBA and NFL getting really entertaining and Awesome!


  • I hate it

  • Rip the single season nfl record books


  • NFL players have a hard time getting through a 16 game season let alone 18 plus playoffs unless you played football you don’t realize how much it beats you up I’m no pro but played in high school and college it’s rough. Plus all the records will be broken and I’ll have to heard you younghans say this new guy is better than Barry Sanders or Jerry Rice I don’t want to have to go through that.

  • They’re obviously paid to say they like this idea but the fact is, it will only make the nfl more my injury prone, more fatigue. You can tell they scripted this.

  • this is bullshit max games for a player, you are asking a team to sit its best players at some point where it could cost them a playooff spot, along with the fact that no one can ever break set games played streak again..other things come to mind but those are good enough for now.

  • 2 people who probably never touched a football on their lives got an expert opinion.thursday night football is crap. Players need rest.. Not longer seasons

  • This would be great if it allowed for more upsets. For example Patriots could rest Brady v Bills and give them a better chance to win. But what if the smaller teams are thinking of maximising their potential and putting their best on the field for games they think they can win, and then sending out a bad team against opponents they think they have no shot against. It's gonna be a little iffy!

  • I would prefer a 17 week schedule and add one more bi-week. 17 is an odd number so either you have a winning season or a losing season.

  • Picture in Madden 20 your team is 8 and 7 it’s week 18 but u have to play your backups

  • You are good Mr Smith I’m a fan of all sports I enjoy your take,you make sense I wish you the best

  • Are they gonna charge full price to patriots fans when Brady is scheduled off?

  • Just shorten the preseason schedule to two games, leave the regular season games alone

  • How does still playing 16 games show care about player safety when they already play 16 games. All this does is make the league more money. That is all this is, something they wanted anyway. All this would do is allow players the opportunity to screw up their team’s season. Guys who aren’t first string for a reason will now potentially tank a season for a team that would have made the playoffs. The game is literally 200 pound plus dudes slamming into each other repeatedly. You guys just want it because it means more money to talk about the games and to act like you have some insight into the new strategy system. I remember why I stopped watching you clowns.

  • How dare Stephen A disrespect the BOAT Blake Bortles..