Just voted in a poll on ESPN’s homepage (scroll down to find it) regarding whether or not the NFL should extend the regular season to 17 or 18 games, or keep it as is with a 16-game regular season schedule. I was not expecting much out of the results; in fact, I figured NFL fans would want more regular season football.
As it currently turns out, however, the majority of NFL fans are in favor of keeping the current 16-game regular season intact. Which kind of surprises me, honestly, given that most fans despise the four-to-five week preseason and enjoy fantasy football in record numbers every year.
But there was something a little more interesting in the results. 49 of the 50 states are in favor of keeping the 16-game schedule. Guess which state is in favor of extending the regular season to 18 games?
Bingo! Nevada is in favor of an 18-game schedule, and does it come as a surprise to anyone? Two more meaningful weeks of football means millions upon millions of dollars for the football-gambling industry centered around Las Vegas.
Funniest poll results ever. But come on NFL fans, let’s get more regular season games on the schedule huh?!?