January: As a Redskins fan, it’s generally the month you get to return to your usual weekend activities, keeping half an eye on the heartbreaks of others while your own heart heals. If you have season tickets, it’s the month that you get to experience reasonably priced beverages and you only have to sit next to a drunken assholes you like or are related to.

This period of blissful woe will be pushed back a bit in coming years; NFL owners will probably vote to extend the season to 17 or 18 games in May, Judy Battista reported in the New York Times yesterday. The piece quotes Roger Goodell, the league commissioner, as saying this change was in service of “increasing value.”

If you’re an Eagles fan, maybe.

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