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who determines how long it will be between Championship game and the Supe? What's the basis for his decision?

 
I think it's always 2 weeks, but it was 1 week just that one time because the NFL lost the week after 9/11 and they didn't want to have to reschedule the Super Bowl. I could be wrong though.

 
I think it's always 2 weeks, but it was 1 week just that one time because the NFL lost the week after 9/11 and they didn't want to have to reschedule the Super Bowl. I could be wrong though.
I could be wrong though.You are.

 
I think it's always 2 weeks, but it was 1 week just that one time because the NFL lost the week after 9/11 and they didn't want to have to reschedule the Super Bowl.  I could be wrong though.
I could be wrong though.You are.
Maybe you could take a moment out of your day to explain the situation to the unwashed masses?
 
It is almost always 2 weeks. They tried 1 week a few times but I don't think we'll see it again unless something out of the ordinary happens.

 
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who determines how long it will be between Championship game and the Supe? What's the basis for his decision?
I think the fact that the superbowl is not just a game but in fact a media circus is the basis for having 2 weeks. The players/coaches have to take care of all of the travel plans/media stuff and one week just isn't enough time to get a proper practice regime in.
 
All I know is that from a fan's perspective, two weeks is too long. If I have to watch one more "news" story about Steeler fans who live in Seattle or radio guys selling Seahawks merchandise in The Strip, I'm gonna :X

 
I guess you can tell it's Friday when I read the thread title too quick and thought it said "2 For 1 Week...".

 
who determines how long it will be between Championship game and the Supe? What's the basis for his decision?
I think the fact that the superbowl is not just a game but in fact a media circus is the basis for having 2 weeks. The players/coaches have to take care of all of the travel plans/media stuff and one week just isn't enough time to get a proper practice regime in.
Not sure that I agree that this is done to somehow benefit the coaches and players (if that is what you were getting at). It just must be a moneymaker to have two weeks. If the league somehow made more money by going back to one week, that's what would be happening, even if it meant the teams practicing in the middle of the night.
 
I am sure it is just a moneymaker, but I want to say they oscilated it for some reason; like every 4 years there is a one week break.But two weeks works good for what the league wants to do; they want to give the teams at least a week to get ready but also want about a week of interviews, set-up and other misc. activities that makes more money.Plus, with the two weeks off, I think it adds more value to the host city and makes offering the right to be a host city that much more appealing. It may be all about getting cities to build new stadiums.

 
I think it's always 2 weeks, but it was 1 week just that one time because the NFL lost the week after 9/11 and they didn't want to have to reschedule the Super Bowl. I could be wrong though.
I could be wrong though.You are.
Actually, that was the reason for only one week during 9/11
 
The Super Bowl was after a 2 week break for many years, then when the bye weeks started to happen, the season grew a bit longer.When the Super Bowl started to creep out of January and into February, some thought it was too late in the year. So they went with one week off.That was a mistake, but it persisted.The reason it was a mistake is because the first of the two weeks is half prep for the game and half getting distracted by the logistics of going to the Super Bowl.Each team has to make their own arrangements for the Super Bowl (which seems a bit dumb to me - the league should intervene and help out for the NFC and AFC teams, whomever they may be). Players are distracted by ticket requests, accommodations for friends and family, all sorts of things associated with getting ready to go to the Big Game.With only 1 week before the Super Bowl, it is terrible. Now you have 4 teams making plans, not 2, and 2 won't ever get to use those plans. To make matters worse, they are distracted for the week of the NFC or AFC Championship Game, so they can't pour 100% of their effort into the game.Additionally, 2 weeks allows for players to rest / heal up for the game and also make a few appearances on the NFL's behalf.

 
I think it's always 2 weeks, but it was 1 week just that one time because the NFL lost the week after 9/11 and they didn't want to have to reschedule the Super Bowl.  I could be wrong though.
I could be wrong though.You are.
Actually, that was the reason for only one week during 9/11
If i remember correctly, NFL did lose a a week due to 9/11. Which would only give them one week before the super bowl. BUT, if i remember correctly, they switched weeks with an auto expo so they could have 2 weeks between the championshp game and the superbow. I might be wrong but i think thats right..
 

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