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(USA Today)   Have you ever found yourself watching the Poinsettia Bowl and thought, wouldn't it be great if teams with losing records in the NFL got to play in the postseason too? NFL set to expand playoffs   ( divider line
    More: Silly, Poinsettia Bowl, NFL, playoffs, Jerry Jones, March Madness, Super Bowl, Woody Johnson, Titans  
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1452 clicks; posted to Sports » on 09 Oct 2013 at 3:43 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-09 04:42:15 PM  
1 vote:
We don't need to expand the playoffs to get a team with a losing record in...we have the NFC East this year.
2013-10-09 03:53:39 PM  
1 vote:
Keep the playoffs as-is.

Realign the league to 4 8-team divisions.  In the NFC, combine the East and South, combine the North and West.  In the AFC, combine the East and North, combine the South and West.

Every season you play everyone in your new division once (7 games), your in-division arch-rival a second time (e.g. Redskins and Cowboys would have a home-and-home but play everyone else in the division just once) (1 game), and then the entirety of another division once each (8 games) -- that's your 16-game schedule.  The pairings between divisions rotate every year on a 3-year rotation with the home team alternating between rotations, so everything is on a six-year cycle.

Post season: The "conferences" are fluid as each side of the Super Bowl bracket consists of two divisions that played each other that year.  The division winners get (1) and (2) seeds, and byes to go with it.  The next 4 are the next 4 best teams from those two divisions.  Everyone has already played each other in this set up so you really have the best of the best going to the playoffs and lots of rematches heading into the Super Bowl.  The Super Bowl itself will be guaranteed to be two teams that haven't faced off that season.

This is insane and precisely why nobody (except me) would like it.
2013-10-09 03:45:27 PM  
1 vote:

PainInTheASP: I'd much rather watch one extra playoff game than another farking preseason game.  Here's my solution: no preseason, make opening day July 5th, expand the playoffs by another eight games, and give the linemen tanks.

/It's the only way the NFL will survive.

Mandatory HGH and steroid use. Then push the envelope with cybernetic implants.
2013-10-09 02:26:51 PM  
1 vote:
The 2010 Seahawks thought it was great. The Saints weren't as pleased.
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