You're right, it determines the best team that day. Every sport in the history of man has always been like that since the first olympics, except college football. The fastest runner ran a bad race and lost in the gold medal round but he had the fastest qualifying time, its called sports.
Not all sports do it, either Oylmpic or traditional.
I can see you calling golf not a sport, but college baseball? NBA?
Some of the same problems are there, but they are at least marginalized.
But that is the crux of the playoff supporter argument "We know it doesn't work in football, but we can't find a better way. It's way more important to be like everyone else."
And your citied argument of jogging is a horrible one.
Either you can run faster or you can't. Bad days do happen, but they are somewhat uncommon, if not rare.
There isn't a rock-paper-scissors element like in football.
This post was edited on 11/18 at 1:36 pm