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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:38 AM

@andrewperloff Dan Patrick says he's been told that the NFL will add a wild card team in both conferences.

Good idea?

#2 Teen Insight

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:41 AM

The games wouldn't work out if there were seven teams...

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:43 AM

View PostTeen Insight, on 06 January 2014 - 09:41 AM, said:

The games wouldn't work out if there were seven teams...

Only the top seed would get a BYE.

#2 would play #7

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:43 AM

I think I like it.

Reason:  Aside from 2-3 teams, there is so much parity in the NFL that there is very little difference between 7-9 and 8-8 teams and those that usually make the playoffs at 9-7 or 10-6.

We'd see a lot of upsets, I'm sure.  Which is entertaining.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:44 AM

it's great idea.


that is where the extra revenue will come from when they reduce the preseason games from 4 to 2.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:46 AM

This year, either Pitt or Ravens would've made it for AFC and the Cardinals for the NFC.

I like it

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:46 AM

I do like it.  It makes top seed very, very meaningful.  #2 seed gets a consolation prize of at least two home games in the playoffs if you go with the chalk.  And you still aren't letting half the league into the playoffs a la NHL / NBA.

You also avoid some of these ghastly scenarios where 7-9, 8-8 teams are making it over 10-6 ones.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:46 AM

View PostTeen Insight, on 06 January 2014 - 09:41 AM, said:

The games wouldn't work out if there were seven teams...

sure it would.

#1 seed gets a bye.

wild card weekend would have 3 games on saturday and sunday each.  1 pm, 4:15 pm & 8:30 pm.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:47 AM

It's a win win situation.  Good for fan's, good for owners and good for the Bills.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:47 AM

and also how great would Weeks 16 and 17 be when you have one more wild card spot? Literally every game would have playoff implications.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:48 AM

Bills finally have a shot at making the playoffs now lol.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:48 AM

View PostBangarang, on 06 January 2014 - 09:43 AM, said:

Only the top seed would get a BYE.

#2 would play #7
:doh: That's what I get for posting right after getting up.

I don't see how adding a wild card team would be a bad thing, it makes one more team happy every year for at least another week.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

I'm a fan. Gives us a better chance of sneaking in, hah.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

View Postbobobonators, on 06 January 2014 - 09:47 AM, said:

and also how great would Weeks 16 and 17 be when you have one more wild card spot? Literally every game would have playoff implications.

Would be fabulous and it would mean two more games on Wild Card Weekend.  Even greater domination of the airwaves by the NFL and more revenue too.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:52 AM

26Corner:  I'm already salivating at the thought.  This makes too much sense not to do.  And like someone else mentioned, reduce the preseason games from 4 to 2 and we're set!  CAN'T WAIT.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:57 AM

View Postpapazoid, on 06 January 2014 - 09:44 AM, said:

it's great idea.


that is where the extra revenue will come from when they reduce the preseason games from 4 to 2.
Reducing preseason games will probably happen, but, the game will be sloppier & Da'Rick Rogers threads are going to multiply tenfold. It will be tough for teams to make decisions on borderline players.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:00 AM

View PostBeerball, on 06 January 2014 - 09:57 AM, said:

Reducing preseason games will probably happen, but, the game will be sloppier & Da'Rick Rogers threads are going to multiply tenfold. It will be tough for teams to make decisions on borderline players.

Can't see franchises being in favor of two less games without some means of replacing the lost ticket sales/luxury box revenue.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:06 AM

The NFL is working night and day to fix something that ain't broke.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:08 AM

View PostDan, on 06 January 2014 - 10:06 AM, said:

The NFL is working night and day to fix something that ain't broke.

It is in the aspect of a 8-7-1 Packers team made it into the playoffs, while the 10-6 Cardinals are sitting at home. Hell, a couple years ago a 7-9 Seahawks team made the playoffs.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:15 AM

What about two divisions per conference, and the rest are running for wildcard?