As the Texans open their preseason schedule in Minnesota, critics say the NFL rips off season ticket buyers by forcing them to pay for two meaningless games that offer little entertainment.
Sportstalk 790's Greg Koch -- a member of the Green Bay Packers' hall of fame -- says fans won't learn much about the team tonight.
"You really don't learn anything in the first preseason game. This is where you're getting a good look at your youngsters."
Koch says NFL owners don't want to give up a cash cow -- no matter how boring it may be.
"The owners make all their money in preseason games because you're paying regular ticket prices to see guys that'll be selling insurance in three weeks."
Koch says some would like to see the league switch to an 18 game schedule with just two preseason games, but the players' union has fought that idea. Koch understands the players' concerns.
"Your starters would have to play much more during the preseason. You have to get your wide receivers’ and quarterbacks’ timing down much faster. You won't be able to develop young quarterbacks and those starters will have to go 18 regular season games and that's when the majority of your injuries occur."