An NFL season with a two-week goodbye, which closes the 49ers in favor of comedian Kevin Hart Cold As Balls show, could solve some of the scheduling and logistical issues for the tournament as well as allow athletes more time to recover during the season.
Niners TE George Kittle has been in the league for five years, and told Hart there’s “a huge physical loss” playing 17 games with just a week off. The 17-week regular-season fixture is a new development this past season compared to the previous 16, and the physical damage is even greater considering the new extended playoff format.
As for scheduling and logistics – the bye weeks don’t always line up with Thursday night football matches, which often force athletes to play two full games within four days of each other , giving them insufficient recovery time and thus diluting the product . While I understand that scheduling is more complicated than I’m prepared to say, the weekly goodbye queues before Thursday night games can enhance the quality of Thursday Night Football and allow athletes to restored to his health and possibly more than realistic with two goodbyes during the 19-week season.
Another week into the season will also give fans a big win when booking Super Bowl Sunday on Presidents Day weekend. As Americans have been wishing, praying, and supporting for years that the Monday after the Super Bowl becomes a national holiday, we’ll have a long weekend with the regular season extended by a week.
However, the current collective bargaining agreement is in effect until 2030, so Kittle and other double goodbye advocates may have to find alternative avenues to negotiate more of that time.
The league switched to a two-leg schedule in 1993, which Paul Tagliabue then said would “allow for greater schedule flexibility, reduce the player’s injury factor and reduce travel burdens.” for the team”. All of that sounds like it’s still pretty relevant to this day – but unfortunately the extra goodbyes in 1993 were a disaster. With the 28-team league at the time, TV ratings dropped and the goodbye schedule was a mess, as entire divisions would be off for the same weekend. While this could be a positive development for the safety and well-being of the players, it will have to be meticulously scheduled by the league as a whole rather than in parts.