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#31 SZ James (banned)

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

I don't want to see more losing teams in the playoffs. Has nothing to do with "tradition".

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

afraid the losing teams might win?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:34 AM

Why not expand it to 20 teams?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:38 AM

why not?

if a team can make it through those many teams and through all those rounds undefeated and win the whole thing, don' t you think they deserve it?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:39 AM

If Goodell proposed that every fan got a crisp new 100 dollar bill when they entered a stadium for an NFL game people would still bitch about how he is ruining the game.


I like the expanded format of 14 teams. 4 division winners and then the top 3 records. Seems like a great fix to situations where a team wins their division at 9-7 and leaves a 10-6 team sitting at home for the playoffs.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

14 teams would be fine. Only 1 team per conference gets a bye. There would be hopefully less resting players and more competing for a wildcard/bye.

16 is too many. No reward for best record, too many bad teams in the playoffs

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

^^^Is that what you're hoping to see eventually happen? A losing record team win it all?

In reality all it would mean is just more useless games and more revenue presumably. I don't feel like watching shïtty teams in the playoffs personally.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:55 AM

At what point are you diluting the NFL? A losing team shouldn't be there because they could not win in the season, not because they might win now. That is afterall, the point of playing the season. All this is, is more money as already stated. That is the bigest impact this will have and the main priority. Zero benfits for the fan really. But you can't just keep adding playoff teams and regular season games without eventually diluting the meaning of either or. 14 games doesn't seem so bad but teams can already go 8-8 and make the playoffs in hte right division.

As a fan my concern isn't money or more football it is the quality of the game/season/post-season, which I don't see how it will be maintained doing things like this. Quality should be all of our concerns because we are the consumer, what else do you invest in that isn't your concern? At what point is there too many? Goodell will most likley have a number based on money, not quality. Why not 18? or 20?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

^^^Is that what you're hoping to see eventually happen? A losing record team win it all?

In reality all it would mean is just more useless games and more revenue presumably. I don't feel like watching shïtty teams in the playoffs personally.

if a team can string together 4-5 wins in a row, defeating the best teams in the league in games that matter more than anything in the regular season...can it really be called a "losing" team?

sure makes for some more interesting games and stories i would think.

teams that can win it all, will win it all. teams that can't win, won't. it's really that simple. nothing would be diluted.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

At what point are you diluting the NFL? A losing team shouldn't be there because they could not win in the season, not because they might win now. That is afterall, the point of playing the season. All this is, is more money as already stated. That is the bigest impact this will have and the main priority. Zero benfits for the fan really. But you can't just keep adding playoff teams and regular season games without eventually diluting the meaning of either or. 14 games doesn't seem so bad but teams can already go 8-8 and make the playoffs in hte right division.

As a fan my concern isn't money or more football it is the quality of the game/season/post-season, which I don't see how it will be maintained doing things like this. Quality should be all of our concerns because we are the consumer, what else do you invest in that isn't your concern? At what point is there too many? Goodell will most likley have a number based on money, not quality. Why not 18? or 20?



But you are not really adding any length to the season and compromising quality by adding one more team from each conference. Wildcard weekend is replaced by the first round. The net effect is one more team gets in and one less team gets a week off. Oh and the additional team to make the cut wont be an 8-8 team. This scheme would still allow an 8-8 division winner to get in but it would allow for the team that finished 3rd in their division with a 10-6 record to have a shot. The team that we all would agree should make it in over the 8-8 div winner.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

At what point are you diluting the NFL? A losing team shouldn't be there because they could not win in the season, not because they might win now. That is afterall, the point of playing the season. All this is, is more money as already stated. That is the bigest impact this will have and the main priority. Zero benfits for the fan really. But you can't just keep adding playoff teams and regular season games without eventually diluting the meaning of either or. 14 games doesn't seem so bad but teams can already go 8-8 and make the playoffs in hte right division.

As a fan my concern isn't money or more football it is the quality of the game/season/post-season, which I don't see how it will be maintained doing things like this. Quality should be all of our concerns because we are the consumer, what else do you invest in that isn't your concern? At what point is there too many? Goodell will most likley have a number based on money, not quality. Why not 18? or 20?

more football and a chance for more fans to see their team have a chance at the lombardi isn't a benefit for the fan? really?

and i don't get this "diluting" stuff. how exactly is it diluting the playoffs or the game? more teams mean more competition. more competition means more fight. more fight means tougher to get to the top. if anything it just means that the team that will have won it all will have had to fight harder in the playoffs than ever before and isn't that what we want? to have the team that wins it all really have proved it?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

Cut 2 preseason games.


Go to 14 playoff teams.


Everybody is happy

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

If it aint broke, dont fix it.... Too many changes, its fuggin the game all to hell. What was he proposin on new kickoffs? Just kick the fuggin ball, let the man try to return it. Let the game be played, saw where he is trying to do away with low blocks too. Huh??? Remeber when we used to watch football and not have to worry about keepin up with rule changes?

Its all about player safety, right? Fug Goodell...

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

^^^My point was that it has zero chance of happening. Hoping for some losing record underdog to win it all is stupid. It would only result in a lot of pointless games.

Plus the hold mah dick moments won't be quite as lol-worthy if losing teams made it every year.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

There are enough teams in the playoffs IMO. Less teams make the regular season more competitive and interesting, especially down the stretch.

Usually you are what you are come playoff time, so if you missed out, you probably didn't deserve to make it.


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