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Packers' Mark Murphy Says NFL Plan To Reduce Preseason Schedule Is "All But Dead"
Published August 23, 2013
TIME TO RE-THINK: In Las Vegas, Ed Graney wrote, "This just in (for the 10,000th time): The NFL’s preseason needs an overhaul the size of Texas." But the "good news is, it appears the league is on board with reducing the number of preseason games." The preseason schedule "should have been cut in half years ago," as fans pay "full price for two glorified exhibitions." It is "one of the greatest shakedowns in sports. It’s a total fraud." Graney: "Yet more than the NFL ripping off those who support and play the game remains the fact that four preseason games is damaging the product. It’s making our country’s most popular sport less than it should be" (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 8/21).