In regards to the NFL labor nightmare, why not add 3 bye weeks to the season, for 20 weeks of football. If you put the 4 bye weeks in weeks 3 - 18, there are still 12 games per week to choose from. This translates to an increase of 17.5% in weeks that football can air. If the union lets the owners keep the extra cash in the next TV deal, the owners can get the money that they are looking for. The owners can also pretend to the public that they care about the players' health, and they should have a legitimately better chance of their starters being in better health, and of putting their best product on the field. The players could declare victory that they get to keep the status quo and get more in season recovery time, and possibly have longer careers. Thanks for your time and go Buckeyes.