Originally Posted by 7437
Decided not to do it? owners vote, NFLPA. It comes up every year.
Who decided more games would "water it down"? The players' association opposed adding two games to the regular season, but I don't think the concern was "watering down" the league, so much as it was the additional risk of injuries without additional compensation. The owners gave up (for the time being) on that proposal because the PA was going to fight it, not because they thought it would water down the league. As far as the additional playoff team in each conference, the article you linked seems to say that it just won't happen in time for the coming season, but that it could be in place for the 2015 season.
I'm just not seeing the comparison. But I don't mean to hijack the thread with this as it's really not on topic at this point.