I had a friend of mine e-mail me today saying he had a great idea for the playoffs.
He said, "Why not have the two teams that lose in the AFC/NFC Championship games play each other on the week between those games and the Super Bowl? Then we wouldn't have that horrible week in between the games that is so annoying every year."
Heck, at that point I said they should just do it like fantasy football and play for 8th through 3rd place...they could play all five of those lower place games on Saturday and Sunday.
Pro's for the NFL - huge amounts of revenue in having more games and no "week in between" game lull that I always hate. The fans would love having more games to see. I'm sure they can afford to give the teams a bonus for being in those games with the winners getting a bigger share and each higher place team getting a bigger check.
The only bad thing I could see happening would be possible injuries or players that really don't want to play since they would be playing for some "stupid consolation prize." I do think it would be great for the fans, though.
What do you guys think?