Once More, the most Superb time of the year has arrived for fans of the National Football League. The NFL’s exhibition matches, euphemistically called pre-season, have started with the yearly kickoff in the Hall of Fame Game. Fans understand that their teams’ weekly competitions and all the times pre-game speculation and post-game dissection are just around the corner. The feeling for football aficionados looks like that of kids when the Christmas product appears in shops. Alas, the expectation has been extended just like the retail outlets do by decorating immediately after Labor Day rather than after Thanksgiving Day.
Honestly, anyone Still cling to the antiquated notion that professional football players want four meaningless games so as to prepare themselves for the regular season slate of sixteen. Teams participate in mini-camps through the off-season. Plus, players voluntarily take part in drills with teammates during the spring and summer prior to the official opening of training camps. The days when most, if not all, players showed up to training camp at mid-summer noticeably heavy, rigid or, in any other manner, indifferent of any football related matter because their teams’ final game of the previous season have gone the way of the phonograph and black/white televisions.
Granted, most fans Enjoy watching the first berita bola and possibly the second exhibition matches. Those two provide a chance to see rookies chosen from the draft and new additions to the group obtained through free agency or off-season trades. Few lovers have access to this scrimmages conducted during training camp so the first exhibition game stays the first viewing of the novices in their new uniforms. However, the novelty soon dissipates in the understanding that any outstanding performances have to be weighed against the half-hearted amount of effort of veterans in the matches and the irrelevancy of the final scores. The only drama for all those fans who watch the last two exhibition games is in the holding of the collective breath in hope that none of the starting players of their teams maintain any injuries preventing them from enjoying with the games that truly count in the standings.
Therefore, this writer Proposes the removal of the last two exhibition games. Undoubtedly, the owners and others who profit financially from the staging of those meaningless competitions will object. In the end, NFL teams charge hefty costs for tickets to those glorified scrimmages that season-ticket holders cannot prevent since these exhibition games are contained in their season ticket packages. People who make their living based on presence in the games such as vendors, workers at parking lots and many others would hate to see two of the ten chances for earnings to vanish. Obviously, some recompense must be offered to assuage the pain of withdrawal.