Daily Madden: Is A Shorter Preseason In The NFL Future?
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – This weekend marks the start of a full four-week schedule of NFL preseason games.
“I think it’s fun to watch,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew, acknowledging complaints about the games from some fans.
“Fans don’t like paying regular season prices for preseason football. It’s not that they don’t like the preseason football — if you don’t like it you just don’t watch it. But if you have to pay for it and you don’t watch it, that’s a different thing.”
Madden said the NFL may eventually change the preseason set-up.
“They’re not going to lose money, though,” Madden said. “If they do lower (preseason game prices), then they’re going to up something so the end sum is plus, not the end sum being minus.”
One proposal is to reduce the number of preseason games.
“I’m really against this,” Madden said. “Fans don’t like preseason games, therefore let’s cut it down to two. And then if we cut it down to two, we can add two regular season games. And then we can make another package to sell to another network.” (6:40)
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