March 19, 2013 in Sports

Quandary for NFL

 

The NFL won’t add playoff teams for 2013, commissioner Roger Goodell said, and the defending champion Baltimore Ravens could open on the road because of a conflict with the Orioles. Traditionally, the season has opened with the Super Bowl winners at home on the Thursday night after Labor Day. The Ravens won’t have that opportunity unless baseball’s Orioles, who share parking lots with the Ravens, will move their night game Sept. 5 to the afternoon. So far, there’s been no progress, and Sept. 4 is not an option because it’s the first night of Rosh Hashanah. Goodell twice has spoken with his MLB counterpart, Bud Selig, seeking a solution. “Unfortunately, the only (other) option is to take the Ravens on the road,” Goodell said. – AP

Get stories like this in a free daily email


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus