Honestly, if you don't want to join a league with 8 playoff spots, then switch leagues. It's silly to join a league that has its rules set and then immediately put up a stink about those rules. Either join and don't worry about it or leave the league and join a different league with rules you like. And if you really think it should be changed and you already drafted, then propose it next off-season so it can be voted on. personally, i think 4 is too few, 6 is just right, and 8 a little much. But i'd prefer 8 over 4. just my 2 cents
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I've been in this league for many years now. It is a league of friends basically. The league hasn't drafted yet, so thats not a concern. I don't like the idea of having 8 playoff teams, but I won't change leagues because of that. It just means that if I get 7th or 8th in that league, I will feel like I didn't earn a playoff spot. Just the same, I'm going to lobby to get it changed. If enough people in the league feel the same, he will change it.
Also, I feel obliged to stay in the league anyway, since I was champion last year.
I'm surprised at how many people voted for 4 teams making the playoffs. Any league with less than 12 teams should only have 4 teams making the playoffs, but I'd prefer 6 to make it in a 12 team league.
Kellys Heroes wrote:8 makes the league more competitive (everyone has a shot until the final weeks).. 6 is alright.. But a couple of owners will give up by week 10... and w/ 4 Too many will give up by Mid-season...
Just noticed this post. This is a good point that I hadn't thought of. If it isn't changed to 6 teams, this will make me feel a little better about it too.
As with everything, its a matter of what each individual prefers. This isn't a money league, so it doesn't matter as far as an 8th place team not deserving a chance to win the pot. Still, I just feel that 2/3 of the teams making the playoffs is too much.
SniperShot wrote:I play in a 12 team league where 8 teams make the playoffs. Always has felt like alot but it's never seemed to be that bad. Only problem is the playoffs have to start no later than week 13.
I'm not sure how you figure that out.
The way it would work in our 8 playoff team league is Week 14: 1 plays 8, 2 plays 7, etc. Week 15: winners play each other. Week 16: The final 2 play each other. We don't play in week 17.
The way it would work in our 6 playoff team league is Week 14: 3 plays 6, 4 plays 5. 1 and 2 get a bye. Week 15: 4 remaining play each other. Week 16: final 2 play each other. with 17 off.
I knew there were 3 weeks involved. Weeks 14, 15, 16 are our playoff weeks. For some reason I was thinking 3 weeks needed for playoffs and season ends in week 16. Forgot week 16 counts as 1