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Old 02-08-2008, 09:02 AM   #1
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New Playoff System

I dont like change very much and Im not a huge fan of Goodwell, but this sounds like a decent idea to me. Plus it might benefit the NFC East the most, if we truely are back:

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Old 02-08-2008, 09:05 AM   #2
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Why fix what's not broken?
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:10 AM   #3
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Leave the current system alone. The teams that lost at home need to play a hell of a lot harder during the playoffs to "protect their house" (quoting Eric Ogbogu from Under Armour).
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:16 AM   #4
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Re: New Playoff System

A summary of the idea would have been good, and spelling Goodell's name right would have been good.

Basically this article just suggests that no changes be made to the current playoff format EXCEPT that homefield advantage be determined by record only. As it stands now, if a Wild Card team finishes 12-4, they will have a lower seed than a division winner who finishes 9-7. The article is suggesting to change that so that playoff seeding simply follows the record and ignores whether the team is a division winner or wildcard.

I like it. You keep the 12-team format, division winners still automatically make it even if there are 3 wildcard contenders with better records (which preserves rivalries because your primary objective is to beat your division rivals), the only difference is determining seeding for homefield.

Doesn't seem right to me that the Giants (10-6) were seeded below the Bucs (9-7) this season.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:30 AM   #5
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Sorry, next time synopsis and spell check included. I kinda feel like teams that wrap up there divisions early deserve the right to rest some key players, especially a team like Tampa who didnít have a first round bye. But at the same time it would make for some much better games late in the season.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:54 AM   #6
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I understand the logic, it definitely makes sense. However, I think they definitely needs to be a reward for winning your division. If a wild-card team has a record of 12-4, chances are the other two teams in the division were terrible. Would it shock anyone if the NFC East Champ next year is 9-7 or 10-6? Wouldn't shock me as I could see all 4 teams beating the $h!t out of each other in their match-ups and splitting the games down the middle. I would be p!ssed if the Giants went 10-6, won the division, but had to go on the road for the first week and play Chicago who won the wild-card at 11-5, yet had Minnesota and Detroit win 8 games between them.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:12 AM   #7
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Leave it alone. COLLEGE football needs the reform.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:15 AM   #8
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Sorry, next time synopsis and spell check included. I kinda feel like teams that wrap up there divisions early deserve the right to rest some key players, especially a team like Tampa who didnít have a first round bye. But at the same time it would make for some much better games late in the season.
Yeah but the author makes a good point, resting starters is a miserable idea. Look how it worked out for the teams that tried it this season (Dallas, Indy).

Teams shouldn't be doing it because it kills momentum, and from a fan perspective the week 17 product isn't nearly as good as the first 16 weeks.
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Yeah but the author makes a good point, resting starters is a miserable idea. Look how it worked out for the teams that tried it this season (Dallas, Indy).

Teams shouldn't be doing it because it kills momentum, and from a fan perspective the week 17 product isn't nearly as good as the first 16 weeks.
Outside of the injured 3-4, Dallas did play their starters the whole first half against us. They played shitty, but that's not why they lost to the Giants.

The first two times the Giants and Cowboys met, the clear-cut better team won. The third time, it was a lot, a lot closer. Makes logical sense that the game was more competitive, and that the Giants eventually pulled it out.
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I understand the logic, it definitely makes sense. However, I think they definitely needs to be a reward for winning your division. If a wild-card team has a record of 12-4, chances are the other two teams in the division were terrible. Would it shock anyone if the NFC East Champ next year is 9-7 or 10-6? Wouldn't shock me as I could see all 4 teams beating the $h!t out of each other in their match-ups and splitting the games down the middle. I would be p!ssed if the Giants went 10-6, won the division, but had to go on the road for the first week and play Chicago who won the wild-card at 11-5, yet had Minnesota and Detroit win 8 games between them.
Yeah I definitely agree with that.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:50 AM   #11
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Leave it alone. COLLEGE football needs the reform.
Agreed. I loved this quote:
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Old 02-09-2008, 04:50 AM   #12
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I'm sure Charlie Batch and Jim Sorgi will appreciate....lol even though I agree with that.
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Why fix what's not broken?
Not broken? Redskins haven't had a home playoff game since 1999. I say change it maybe that'll be the impetus for another Redskins playoff win!
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Old 02-10-2008, 03:24 AM   #14
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Leave it alone. COLLEGE football needs the reform.
Hell naw, its tradicion. We cant be havin none of that fancy fare playoff crap. we done gotta rely on da good ole boy network and keep them west cost hippies out of da chamionshi'p game. gooooo dawgs crap at this rate the dawgs 'll neva get in da bcs championship. sad face
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:10 AM   #15
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leave it alone cause it's fine.why turn it into the nba playoffs which are a joke?it's college football that needs to have a revamped bowl system.
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