Picture this: The NFL will start the 2012 season with a newly extended 18-game schedule.
This is a very real scenario that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is endorsing.
For the owners, more regular games generate more money. For the fans, they have two more weekends of real football to look forward to.
That sounds like a win-win situation.
But wait, let's not celebrate just yet.
Here's why an 18-game schedule will be a bad idea.