Should NFL go to 18-game slate?

June, 17, 2010
6/17/10
9:04
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Thursday morning on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike," Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic discussed Wednesday's statements from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who declared they were against the idea of expanding the regular season to 18 games.

Here is Brady's statement, which was posted on the NFLPlayers.com along with Lewis':
"I've taken part in several postseason runs where we have played 20 games. The long-term impact this game has on our bodies is well documented. Look no further than the players that came before we did. Each player today has to play three years in order to earn five years of post-career health care. Our union has done a great job of raising the awareness on these issues and will make the right decision for us players, the game and the fans."

SportsNation is conducting a poll on the subject.

What's a more important issue when it comes to the NFL schedule?

  • Fan fatigue with four preseason games.
  • Player fatigue with 18 regular-season games.

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