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Postby VaderFin » Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:22 pm

Absolutely, positively, 100% NO! :-t
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Postby stevelabny » Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:23 pm

Expanding the playoffs is silly.

What makes football (and baseball) better than basketball and hockey is that not every team makes the playoffs, which makes the games that much more important.

So the best way for the league to make more money, and the gamblers to make more money, and the fans to get more excitement is to EXPAND THE REGULAR SEASON.

to 18, or even 20 games.

Wipe out the awful empty week before the Super Bowl, wipe out the bye week, and shorten the preseason by a game or two, and you don't even have to lengthen the season.

And think of all the conversations the sportsmedia can have about when coaches choose to rest certain players for a series or a game mid-season.
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Postby The Great Gambini » Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:50 pm

You can't eliminate bye weeks. Teams need those to recover - ever played football? In the NFL?
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Postby stevelabny » Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:36 pm

have I ever played football in the NFL? If I said yes what would you do? What a moronic question.

No I havent.

But I do remember that the bye week is a recent invention to get an extra week of TV. Nothing more.

The myth that teams NEED the week off to recover is silly, especially since some teams get their week off in week 3 or week 4.
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Postby converge241 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:36 pm

if the chiefs have their way the will lol

they had better not..too watered down

you could still have teams on a bye in the new 14 team playoff system but of course that would just be the top seed in each conference ( 2 plays 7, 3 plays 6, 4 plays 5 1st week) which would increase the impotance of that one aspect but in the long run it wouldnt be a good move
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Postby VaderFin » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:58 pm

The Great Gambini wrote:You can't eliminate bye weeks. Teams need those to recover - ever played football? In the NFL?



Um, for MOST of the history of the NFL there was no such thing as a bye week.
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Postby BeefSandwiches » Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:01 pm

converge241 wrote: which would increase the impotance


Anything that increases the impotence isn't a good thing ;-7 :-D

I agree that the playoffs are as big as they should be. As much as all of us would probably love to see more games played and the season be longer, the current system works perfectly. It's hard to get in the playoffs and in turn good teams make it which usually means everyone in the postseason has a legitimate shot to win it all which other sports can't say.
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