NFL Commish Pitches Longer Regular Season

Goodell prepares proposal to expand to 17 or 18 games
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2009 3:17 PM CDT
Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes of the Pittsburgh Steelers (left) played more than 16 games last season but didn't seem to mind.   (Disney)
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(Newser) – If you think the NFL preseason is too long, you have good company: Roger Goodell does, too. And unlike you, the NFL commissioner can do something about it. Goodell wants to extend the regular season from 16 games to 17 or 18 and shorten the exhibition season, the AP reports. The players union and the league’s TV partners would have to sign off, but Goodell hopes to have a formal pitch for owners by May.