Neutral Sites for Championship Games an Awful Idea

by JJ Cooper

If the NFL decides to extend the season, it will almost assuredly push the playoffs back, which means the Super Bowl would be played in mid-February while the AFC and NFC Championship games would move into February from their current January dates.

That's good news for the television networks since February is a sweeps month, and it's one of those deals that will also be fine for fans. It's a simple formula: More football=good.

But one of the possible side effects of such a move could end up being one of the dumber moves the NFL could make. According to the Sports Business Journal, there's a possibility the NFL might move the championship games to neutral sites because of the potential for bad weather in Northern cities in early February.

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