Supposedly, MLB owners are quietly talking about shortening their games to just 7 innings. Everyone is really, really angry about this. I'm trying to think of what a comparable change could be to the NFL.
Sure, 18 game schedules would throw everything out of whack, but someone who hadn't watched a game in a few years could still turn on a random game and have everything mostly be the same.
I got it! What if they banished Field Goals altogether? Kickers are gone, and the only way to score it with a touchdown! Gosh, that'd be so boring. Don't do it, NFL!
(This is how rumors get started)