Boilermakers/Badgers Preview: The Power Of Good Byes

Posted: 28th October 2009 by Jeff Robbins in NFL
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What: Purdue @ Wisconsin. Where: Camp Randall Stadium, ESPN2 When: Saturday, October 31, 11 AM CST. I love the double bye. I support the double bye. I miss the double bye. For anyone too young or for anyone too heavily engaged in the then-dominant stoner grunge scene to remember it clearly,áthe 1993 NFL season was the season of the doubleábye.áá For the first and only time, NFL teams (there were only 28 back then) played their 16 games over a period of 18 weeks, ensuring that each team had two bye weeks. Also ensuring that NFL fans had an extra week to enjoy meaningful games. But supposedlyámost teamsáfound the double bye weeks too disruptive and the experiment, like The Golden Girls spin-off, ended after only one year. But this year, the Wisconsin Badgers are bringing back the ...

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