In an effort to squeeze out every last dollar, the Commissioner of the league is slowly destroying the game. Too many Thursday night and Saturday games threaten to water down the quality of play, and increase injury. Over exposure of pro football damages the desire of the fan for the product, and the anticipation for each upcoming NFL weekend. Expanding the play-offs serves to increase the odds of teams making the tournament with a .500 record, or worse, cheapens the value of regular season games, and destroys what is so special and elite about the NFL playoffs. Further expansion threatens to water down the quality of the product. All this as the cost to actually attend a game skyrockets. Need I go on?
I understand that Goodell works for the owners, and is handsomely paid to make the league as profitable as possible. But, as NFL Commissioner, he is also supposed to serve as a steward of the game...and do what's best for football, and the fans...who make all of the NFL's billions a reality. Sadly, Goodell is remiss in this area...stirred by the majority of the present day owners, who are businessmen first, and football people third: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/25/goodell-believes-expanded-playoffs-wouldnt-water-down-postseason/