... it must be so. And tonight on his radio show, Polian, the Colts team president said an 18-game NFL season is a "fait accompli."
Sure, everyone with a working brain cell knew that already. But Polian all but confirmed it.
It is, frankly, a horrible idea for everyone but the owners, whose idea it of course was. Two more regular-season games means, essentially, 120 more minutes of stretcher bearers. If they'll plump up the owners' already grossly obese bottom lines, they'll also plump up the IRs and PUP lists.
And please, Roger Goodell: Enough with that disingenuous pap about how expanding to 18 games really won't add any more games because they're chopping a couple of preseason games. Comparing preseason games to regular-season games is like comparing orangutans to Rhode scholars. Most front-line players play barely more than a full game in preseason, for one thing. And the intensity level is hardly the same.
A bit of irony: Twenty-four hours before Polian said the 18-game regular season, his Colts were already dipping into their taxi squad to find enough receivers to put on the field in a 27-13 win over Denver -- in just the third game of the season.
Yeah, boy. Let's play 18.