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NFL schedule suggests season could start Oct. 2

Posted on: April 21, 2011 6:17 pm
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Posted by Andy Benoit

When the NFL 2011 schedule came out earlier this week, everyone commented on how the NFL boldly slated games in a fashion that seemed to imply the lockout would not carry on past Labor Day. (Example: putting the Redskins-Giants game on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11; it would be a PR nightmare if the league cancelled the game due to financial squabbling).

But not so fast. A closer look at the schedule reveals that the NFL has actually left open the possibility that a 16-game regular season could begin as late as October 2. Credit ESPN’s Adam Schefter for first noticing this.

How it works is, every game in Week 3 involves teams that share the same bye week later in the season. Thus, those teams could make up that week's games on what was originally scheduled to be their bye. The NFL could also fill up the bye week between the conference championship games and Super Bowl.

What’s more, the league has already booked hotels and other venues in Indianapolis for two weeks in February for Super Bowl XLVI. Thus, the Super Bowl could be moved from February 5 to February 12.

When presented with this scenario, the NFL declined comment.
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Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2011 2:48 pm
 

NFL schedule suggests season could start Oct. 2

God-Hell is making a $1 and is still over paid!!!

Fire him!!!

January 26, 2011 5:17 pm God-Hell is shutting his own coffin. I as a Steeler Fan love it! Changing the rules to suspend Big Ben did not endear him to us true Steeler fans. Now he will fumble these negotiations like a Browns running back. Please owners, dump him and his double standards before we lose a second of the 2011 season and he ruins fantasy football for the whole year



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2011 12:01 pm
 

NFL schedule suggests season could start Oct. 2

When I was a youngster these strikes made me crazy and I hated the whole process.. Now that I'm 50  --  I say "If they want to fight among themselves, give me another league or replacement games".. I don't care about the individuals - Just give me something fun to watch on Sundays..



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2011 10:42 am
 

NFL schedule suggests season could start Oct. 2

Dickhead.



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2011 8:20 am
 

NFL schedule suggests season could start Oct. 2

Geaux Tigers



Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: April 22, 2011 4:26 am
 

NFL schedule suggests season could start Oct. 2

Everyone on this post (except me) get a life.  The season will start when the season starts.  Get over yourselves and move on to some other topic that might actually require intellectual dialogue.




Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 12:58 am
 

NFL schedule suggests season could start Oct. 2

You're not that bright.  Even with an 18 game season, the Super Bowl will never run past February Sweeps and the season will always start the week after Labor Day.  That's the deal. Period. The End.



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 12:57 am
 

NFL schedule suggests season could start Oct. 2

You'd be the only one upset if they had to start 10/2. I think it's smart of them to have a contingency plan in place with 10/2 as a drop deadline for a full season. Very smart.  Everyone will be happy if it's done by then... even if they miss the original deadline. Hopefully, it won't come down to that- though.



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 12:55 am
 

NFL schedule suggests season could start Oct. 2

You'd be the only one upset if they had to start 10/2. I think it's smart of them to have a contingency plan in place with 10/2 as a drop deadline for a full season. Very smart.  Everyone will be happy if it's done by then... even if they miss the original deadline. Hopefully, it won't come down to that- though.


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