reseeding or expanded playoffs? (Posted on 1/7/14 at 2:26 am)
I think reseeding is a great idea since it's BS that a team with a better record has to travel and play a team with a worse record just because said team won it's division.
Adding one more wild card team (bad idea) will increase the possibility of an 8-8 team or worse making the playoffs every season. But, this will fill the pockets of the commish and owners as well so I guess we'll be having an expanded playoff system in the near future.
On the DP show yesterday DP said one more Wild Card would be added in each conference. I think it's Goodell's way of adding another NFL weekend of games and skirting the issue of extending the regular season.
iwasthere UNO Fan New Orleans Member since Jul 2010 1089 posts
re: reseeding or expanded playoffs? (Posted on 1/7/14 at 8:36 am to JazzyJeff)
The best way to do the playoffs is to get rid of divisions and only have conferences. Each team plays all the other teams in their conference once. That is 15 games. Then they play an out of conference game against the team that finished in the same place as them the prior year. Top 6 teams go to playoffs with the top 2 teams having a bye.
re: reseeding or expanded playoffs? (Posted on 1/7/14 at 10:36 am to Unknown_Poster)
With three divisions the chances of having a subpar one where the champion has a worse record than the higher wild card seeds are significantly less. I really don't care for the rumored proposal that they'll just add another wild card team and take away the second seed bye. So just one team gets a bye? At that point you might as well just add another wildcard and give no one a bye.
Peazey New Orleans Saints Fan Baton Rouge Member since Apr 2012 6627 posts
re: reseeding or expanded playoffs? (Posted on 1/7/14 at 12:07 pm to JazzyJeff)
I'm actually fine with the current seeding arrangement. It increases the importance and excitement of division rivalries. If you want the higher seed then win the division. You have no one to blame but yourself.
tjtiger9 LSU Fan MS Member since Aug 2005 1664 posts
re: reseeding or expanded playoffs? (Posted on 1/7/14 at 12:46 pm to Peazey)
The point is, and has become more obvious in recent years, is that there is a disadvantage to better teams having to travel to a lesser team's home field just because they won a suck arse division. It should be seeded on record not based on a division!!