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#1 KellyToTasker

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:41 PM

Well this would certainly help end the drought.....

http://www.theredzon...ms/Default.aspx

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke Wednesday about possibly expanding the playoffs, Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com reports.

"Right now we're with 12 teams obviously. We'll look at probably 14 or 16 teams," Goodell said.
Goodell made it clear that the competition committee has considered such expansion in the past, and it clearly hasn't happened. The benefits of more playoff games are obvious: more teams involved in the race late in the season, and theoretically more television money.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

eighteen games and sixteen playoff teams would be awesome

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:41 AM

If you've ever read my sure-fire plan to improve the NFL, one idea was to add a 3rd wild card team and give only the #1 seed a bye week.  Someone at the NFL obviously reads my posts. :rolleyes:

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#4 Mark Vader

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:48 AM

14 or 16 teams? You'd be getting 8-8 teams.

No thanks, the playoffs are fine the way they are.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:49 AM

View PostKellyToTasker, on 12 December 2012 - 10:41 PM, said:

Well this would certainly help end the drought.....

http://www.theredzon...ms/Default.aspx

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke Wednesday about possibly expanding the playoffs, Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com reports.

"Right now we're with 12 teams obviously. We'll look at probably 14 or 16 teams," Goodell said.
Goodell made it clear that the competition committee has considered such expansion in the past, and it clearly hasn't happened. The benefits of more playoff games are obvious: more teams involved in the race late in the season, and theoretically more television money.

Hell yeah, this is win win for every one; league makes more money bc of more games and all htat goes with it and more cities and fans are excited about there chances of making it to the playoffs.

Just think we would have made the playoffs all of Jaurons years :D .

#6 Joe_the_6_pack

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:09 AM

12 is the right #   I really really hope they don't change it. Letting too many teams in has made a farce out of NBA and NHL regular seasons

#7 KollegeStudnet

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:27 AM

View PostMark Vader, on 13 December 2012 - 12:48 AM, said:

14 or 16 teams? You'd be getting 8-8 teams.

No thanks, the playoffs are fine the way they are.

We might have a chance then

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:54 AM

Long overdue! I think 14 would be best, but I would be fine with 16.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:58 AM

Anything for a buck.....I hate Goodell.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:59 AM

If we can some how get into the playoffs by hitting the "Jaron Cliff" of 7-9 I would be for it.....May need 20 teams however...

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:08 AM

I've made comments about the playoff format before about how I didn't agree with how it was currently setup.  I still believe the top 2 teams in each division should make the playoffs every year.  Otherwise you see things like last year where 3 teams from the AFC north made the playoffs and only 1 team from the other AFC divisions. And if people are worried about crappy teams making the playoffs based on this I can only think of the 2010 Seahawks that got in at 7-9 and went on to beat the 11-5 Saints.

And get rid of the first round bye.  That way adding teams to the playoffs would not lengthen playoffs.

Edited by The Wiz, 13 December 2012 - 07:52 AM.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:36 AM

no they don't need to add teams...no 7-9 or 8-8 teams in my playoffs please. in fact, please implement my realignment proposal so we can be sure the best teams get in every year.   thank you.

http://forums.twobil...20#entry2579553

#13 BLEDSOE1QB

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:49 AM

I have a feeling that this team would still find a way to screw it up.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:00 AM

View PostMark Vader, on 13 December 2012 - 12:48 AM, said:

14 or 16 teams? You'd be getting 8-8 teams.

No thanks, the playoffs are fine the way they are.

This. Like expansion has diluted the professional sports leagues over the years, adding more playoff teams would dilute the playoffs.

I agree the Bills would have a better chance and it's good for the league ($$$$), blah, blah, blah....but just be prepared for the quality of play to diminish a tad. Think of it this way - if they had 8 teams from each conference get in, the Jets would be in right now and play the Texans in round 1.

Yes...I said the Jets. The team whose QB fumbled because he ran into his own lineman.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:02 AM

View PostMark Vader, on 13 December 2012 - 12:48 AM, said:

14 or 16 teams? You'd be getting 8-8 teams.

No thanks, the playoffs are fine the way they are.
The Giants were 9-7 (barely) last season and they won the SB.

#16 CodeMonkey

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:04 AM

More playoff games means more TV revenue.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:16 AM

Great.  The only sensible playoff system among the 4 major sports is going to change.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:32 AM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 13 December 2012 - 12:41 AM, said:

If you've ever read my sure-fire plan to improve the NFL, one idea was to add a 3rd wild card team and give only the #1 seed a bye week.  Someone at the NFL obviously reads my posts. :rolleyes:

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PTR a 3rd wild card game? Or 7th seed to play #2 seed?

Last as bad as we've been the last 13 seasons what years would we have made the playoffs of it were expanded to 8 teams?

Outside of 2004, does one of Jauron's perennial 7-9 teams make it? That's sad probably 1 team would make the playoffs in 13 years with 2 extra teams!

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

I don't like it. It dilutes the accomplishment of making the playoffs. It will make the regular season not as important

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

View PostMeathead, on 12 December 2012 - 10:43 PM, said:

eighteen games and sixteen playoff teams would be awesome

Are you kidding me?  Why even bother playing the game then?  What's the point of playing regular season NFL Games???  Just start it off as playoffs then if we'd put your logic into effect...