dream_017 wrote:Why have records and play each other H2H in the first place?
the answer to your question was already posted before you asked it:
Mathias wrote:quite frankly, the week-to-week win/loss format is popular because it's interesting every week and it simulates a real nfl game. but it's not the best way to judge who does best in picking talent and matchups. someone might have a terrible team but just lucks out to catch strong teams on weak games
My roommate is in first place and UNDEFEATED in one of my leagues, but he's in 7th place (out of 12th) in points. Points scored is a better indicator of overall strength of a team, but it's a lot more interesting having H2H matchups.
OK, so would you guys rather have a team that finishes 3-10 with the second most points in the league or 10-3 with a low total points and still in the running for the league title?
Under your argument the 3-10 team is the better overall team, but they are not going to get any money for their effort. I bet that goes far with the guys in your league, "yeah, you won the title last year but I finished 3-10 with the second most points, take that!! Hope you draft better next year, hahahahahaha"