As a fan, wouldn’t you rather watch a regular season game that is worthwhile, as opposed to a preseason game that doesn’t count? How many times, we as sports enthusiast and fans have seen teams with great preseasons, experience a poor and disappointing regular season? Besides, which fans want their star players involved in seemingly meaningless games, which could possibly result in injury? Why is the NFL unhappy when star players don’t play, or are limited to three to four downs, a game? Let me guess, it’s about providing a quality product. Does this mean that the Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady’s, and Ed Reed’s are more valuable in games that don’t contribute to their teams making the Playoffs neither the Super Bowl?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that a team that has a great preseason can’t recapitulate that during the regular season but I am more concerned about fans getting their monies worth and the athletes preserved and protected. Can you imagine, the NFL making it mandatory for star players to play for an allotted amount of time during preseason games, and a player happens to get hurt? From a business aspect, season ticket holders aren’t buying season tickets to watch second and third string players perform, instead, they would rather watch Coaches coach and the best Players play. Before this happens, let’s do away with the “Pre” and begin the Season. I was always told that, “prevention is better than cure”, so let’s skip the appetizers and head for the main course because I am ready to watch games that affect records, instead of players who probably won’t even make the practice squad. What do you guys think? Share your thoughts in the comments below.