Newly Proposed NFL Schedule: A Dream Come True

Chad MatejickaContributor IApril 1, 2009

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on during Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

After commissioner Roger Goodell's proposal of expanding the NFL regular season from 16 to 18 games, how can any sport fan not be excited?

Extending the NFL season would not only allow two more weeks of football, but it would also open up the possibility for the Super Bowl to be played on the Sunday of President's Day weekend.
Under this proposal, the NFL would cut preseason games from four to two games, thus extending the normal first Sunday in February as the Super Bowl to two weeks later.
This would entitle everyone to enjoy two extra weeks of football, your fantasy season to be extended, some extra time with friends and family at Super Bowl parties, and the comfort of a nice day off after the big game.
From a league perspective, the NFL and teams would receive more revenue, player's salaries would be higher, and additional roster spots would be created as a result of the extra games.
So what could be the only obstacle from stopping this proposal from being approved? Real simple: the NFL Player's Association.
The Player's Association will argue that this proposal will shorten player's careers by playing more regular season games, that long-term insurance for life after football be included due to the increased likelihood of more injuries, and that player's salaries increase.
Despite these obstacles, expect the proposal to be approved as soon as this Spring and implemented beginning with the 2011 season as the positives far outweigh the negatives.
In the meantime, you do not have to worry about dreaming anymore, as all of our dreams will soon become a reality.