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Playoff Expansion: Good Idea or Money Grab?

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Playoff Expansion: Money Grab or Good for the Game

  • Complete and total money grab that cheapens the regular season

    Votes: 5 100.0%
  • Great for the game as it will keep the excitement alive longer for the has beens

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Can't it be both things at once?

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Expand? WTF? Go back to the days of 10 teams and make clubs earn it

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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Lanky Livingston

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This is an absolutely awful idea. Par for the course for Goodell.

12 is the perfect number; add any more teams and you'll have the yearly crap fest that is the NBA playoffs, and teams with losing records in the final stanza. Garbage!
 

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Stupid idea. But if they do tamper with it, they have to do away with the wildcard and division system as we know it and make the top 8 teams from each conference playoff teams with no first round bye. But I like it the way it is.
 

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It's already a watered down playoffs.
Last year's Super Bowl winner was 9-7.
And didn't the Cards win their division at 7-9 or 8-8 a year or two ago ?
No doubt, with playoff expansion, we'd have 7-9 teams regularly making the post-season
 

Lanky Livingston

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It's already a watered down playoffs.
Last year's Super Bowl winner was 9-7.
And didn't the Cards win their division at 7-9 or 8-8 a year or two ago ?
No doubt, with playoff expansion, we'd have 7-9 teams regularly making the post-season
Seattle made the playoffs at 7-9, but they're actually an argument for the other direction, as they were able to take down the Saints in the Wild Card round.
 

tshile

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http://www.theonion.com/articles/roger-goodell-proposes-eliminating-ball-from-nfl,30732/

NEW YORK—Responding to concerns about high injury rates on plays involving a football, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduced a possible rule change Friday that would eliminate balls from the game entirely. “Footballs pose a significant safety hazard, and nothing is more important to the league than our players’ safety,” said Goodell, who noted that footballs often hurtle through the air at more than 50 miles per hour before slamming violently into receivers and defenders. “Under the new rules, the NFL would remain committed to preserving the parts of the sport that make it great—players would line up, run, block, and tackle as normal, but they would do so without the highly dangerous footballs we currently use.” Goodell mentioned that the league is also considering a rule change that would reduce unsafe collisions by imposing a strict 3-mph on-field speed limit.
 

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It's bad enough that we had a 7-9 make the playoffs a few years ago and a 9-7 team just won the Superbowl. I don't follow any other sports. I still like football because regular season games still mean something (sort of). If we go to NBA-type post-seasons I think I might just be done with this league. Seriously.
 

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Yep, bad idea. Would it suprise anyone if Goodell somehow had RG3 elligible for the expansion draft if this thing grows teeth? Stupid Goodell
 

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Let's face it though - fans, owners, teams, players, and practically anyone else associated with the league will end up supporting it, because it means that much more of a chance that "their team" will make it to the post-season. So pretty much everyone will either benefit either from a financial standpoint, or a fanatical standpoint, or from a team's perspective.
 

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Does it really matter if you win your division at 9-7 and win the Super Bowl or the last playoff team at 10-6 and a wildcard and win the Super Bowl?
 

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