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An NFL All-Star Break could be the right compromise on adding games to the season

Set aside for a moment the knuckling under of Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, who has stated publicly for years he doesn’t believe in adding games to the season for player safety reasons. Apparently players are safe enough. The NFL clearly wants more games, and in this case “the NFL” is code for “the owners.” It doesn’t take a Nobel prize in economics to understand why either: more games means more money.

Players could be into the proposal because more money means a bigger pool for the NFLPA to bargain for, meaning the potential for bigger salaries and more high-paying contracts.