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Old 05-11-2007, 12:01 AM   #7
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Default Re: League considering expanding the schedule

This is what I heard today on the Fan590 in Toronto with Lee Hamilton on the bullpen.

Nothing is concrete but:

- Pre-season games would be reduced from 4 to 3.
- The season would start on labour day weekend with games overseas
- Teams playing a game say in Toyko, Sydney or London would have to get the bye the following week (to account for all the travelling)

The biggest hurdle is that their isn't enough international markets with the right venues to host the games. So a city 4 rotation is possibility.

I think this is a dumb idea. Almost as dumb as the rumour the NFL wants to do a three day draft, with the first round held on Friday night (with the TV rights going to the highest bidder).
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