chk57 wrote:This is a very sore spot for me. I joined a league last year that a friend put together...and dumb me...didn't really read every fine point regarding it.
8 teams out of 10!!! made it to the playoffs. My #1 regular season record got knocked out week one of playoffs because number 8 had a phenomenal week, while I had a normal one.
I'm going 4 teams out of 12 for my league this year unless someone really argues a good point for 6.
Exactly why I don't think scrub teams should make the playoffs. Sure, it keeps people interested, but if they just played the game out no matter how good/bad they were doing, you wouldn't need to give handout playoff spots to junk teams.
NFL teams normally don't just give up halfway through the year if they are losing...well, at least they say they don't.
If the NFL let 20 of the teams make the playoffs, there's very little chance those poor teams would make it past the first round. Better talent beats sub-standard talent. In fantasy football, however, anything can happen with the players on your team. Everyone has decent players or can have a random guy score 3 TD's in one week. To me, it's not fair to the teams that really deserve to be there. If you want in the playoffs, earn it.
And sadly, the NHL wants to do this next year in order to get fans re-interested in the sport and their playoffs.