The NFL preseason is an interminable month of televised scrimmages, but the league knows at least one way to minimize its misery.

The National Football League kicks off its preseason tonight, and just about nobody’s happy about it. Instead of just wrapping the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, into a week’s slate of preseason games, the NFL makes it a fifth preseason game for the participating teams. That means this year the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals play five preseason games instead of four, have an extra week of practices and … – All MarketWatch News – Personal Finance