The most common reason you'll hear is presumably:
more football = good
And as written, I cannot argue against that logic. Especially since I would love to have some personnel decisions to make for next weekends games. I'm not saying I'd want to play a playoff game on week 17, but I read somewhere about setting it up for a last week of games just for fun. Cash prizes optional. I would've loved for my league to have thought of this.
Place this lament under the heading of shell-shocked, ff jones-ing. What happened to my beloved season, where did it all go? Such hope and dreams, why did it have to end. WHY...WHY...WHY And so early in the day to start drinking. And the cycle continues...