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#41 benderbender

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

View PostBuffalo Barbarian, on 13 December 2012 - 05:49 AM, said:

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 .
But then Jauron would still be the coach... wait, he kind of still is. We have the same kind of coach that should still just be a coordinator.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

View PostMark Vader, on 13 December 2012 - 03:40 PM, said:

And they did that under the current playoff format.

yet a 10-6 team could miss the playoffs simply because there's not enough playoff spots, does that seem fair to you?

Even if its an 8-8 team, playoffs bring something good to a smaller market that perhaps helps them survive going up against bigger markets. Extra playoff games could be the difference between a profitable season to help secure the teams future.

I don't know about you fellas,  but an 8-8 Bills team making the playoffs this season would sure put a smile on my face...

#43 justnzane

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

View PostBigCountryBills, on 13 December 2012 - 08:32 AM, said:

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!
Nope, even in 2004 we finished 9th with tiebreakers. Even if the playoff system had been 8 teams all along, we would still be in a 13 year drought :bag:

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:45 AM

View PostJust Jack, on 13 December 2012 - 11:56 AM, said:

Lets allow 30 teams in the playoffs, and everyone gets a trophy!

hate to be the two teams that don't make it.

View Postbenderbender, on 13 December 2012 - 04:40 PM, said:

But then Jauron would still be the coach... wait, he kind of still is. We have the same kind of coach that should still just be a coordinator.

sad but true

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:17 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.
That is the point,  "disabled" teams like the Bills with functional disabilities then get a shot at the tournament.   This would be a great change as the Bills are never getting there.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:11 AM

View PostFig Newton, on 13 December 2012 - 05:00 PM, said:

Even if its an 8-8 team, playoffs bring something good to a smaller market that perhaps helps them survive going up against bigger markets. Extra playoff games could be the difference between a profitable season to help secure the teams future.
Not sure what the fascination with small markets is when it comes to the NFL.  And do you really think the NFL is going to enact rule changes to help the small markets?  I don't.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:44 AM

I think 7 teams in from each conference is an excellent idea.  Think of all it would accomplish:

1) With only 1 bye teams that jump out wouldn't be able to rest their starters as early.  This would guarantee competitive games later in the season as they would still have something to play for.

2) More teams with an opportunity allows for more fan bases to stay involved longer.  Think about how many Bills fans check out as soon as they are eliminated.  All of them would still have hope which in turn leads to more viewers, higher attendance, more dollars!

3)  It would bring into balance the % of teams making the playoffs after expansion as was mentioned earlier in the thread.

4) More football!  Who doesn't want this?

This reminds me of the wild card discussion in baseball.  The idea was panned and people hated it - fast forward a few years and it has become a great idea (until they messed with it this year).

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

The NFL Playoffs start this weekend, what happens if Roger Goodell's playoff expansion plan was in effect THIS year?

Sorry, the Bills still wouldn't make it...

http://www.thekickisgood.com/?p=4257

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

That might be our only hope to end our drought

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

This is a joke...there are enough teams in the playoffs now. We don't need any more.

This is all money-driven. They'd be diluting the playoffs just to get more $$$ in their pockets.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

View PostBuffaloWings, on 04 January 2013 - 08:29 AM, said:

This is a joke...there are enough teams in the playoffs now. We don't need any more.

This is all money-driven. They'd be diluting the playoffs just to get more $$$ in their pockets.

This^

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

Expanding to 14 could actually make the regular season better since there would only be one bye.

I'm with you, any more than 14 in a 32 team league is toomany.

I Also include a picture of a fried beef on weck in the post.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

Worst idea ever.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

I'm all for the 14 team format.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

The NFL knows that they will approach a point of diminishing returns soon based on Americans' diminishing income, increased debt, the slow transition to ala carte TV viewing, and the latest CBA. We all know it costs serious money to be football fans and most of the ones I know are already maxed out in that sense. Greed is one thing, but the reality is that the NFL is in a tenuous financial position moving forward, and the bulk of there money comes from people who themselves are in major debt. The corporate sponsors are in the same boat. If and when the municipal bond bubble bursts it could theoretically freeze the majority of investment in new facilities and renovations for a long time.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

Against.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

Bad idea. We all know Badell has been lobbying for an 18 game season, though.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

View Postdistortions, on 04 January 2013 - 12:05 PM, said:

Bad idea. We all know Badell has been lobbying for an 18 game season, though.

He can accomplish the same season extension by adding a second bye week and staying at 16 games.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

View PostBuffaloWings, on 04 January 2013 - 08:29 AM, said:

This is a joke...there are enough teams in the playoffs now. We don't need any more.

This is all money-driven. They'd be diluting the playoffs just to get more $$$ in their pockets.
Couldn't have said it better myself.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 04 January 2013 - 12:52 PM, said:

He can accomplish the same season extension by adding a second bye week and staying at 16 games.

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Nahh he can't - NFL player association will insist that they are taking food out of the mouths of the players' children.  They will claim it will do irreparable harm to players' ability to make money on side jobs during off season and we know it means players will need to get cleaner one week sooner.