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NFL Owners Meeting in ATL: Playoff expansion to be discussed...***Vote Postponed***

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by WoodysGirl, May 19, 2014.

  1. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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    The Los Angeles Eagles. yes! we need only classy fans representing the powerful NFC East.
  2. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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    And maybe move the bills from western ny to Canada.
  3. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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    oR as an alternate to the first nomination...

    if Toronto can't handle the Bills, and the Egals won't relocate, move the Bills to Los Angeles and we trade out the filthadelphia egals to the AFC north so they have natural rivals with Pittsburgh and we take on the Cleveland "Johny Football" Browns....much better.
  4. guag

    guag Right Kind of Guy

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    Screw it, all 32 teams will compete in the playoffs next year. The playoffs will run through like March and the Super Bowl will be in April.

    Screw it, let's just get rid of the whole tournament thing. We'll have 16 bowl games each year.

    Screw it, we don't need playoffs. Just automatically give everyone a trophy at the end of the season, just for trying.
  5. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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    I thought about it ..liked it for a minute then came to my senses. I really think 2 teams should be rewarded by making the playoffs and winning the regular season. A best of 7 super bowl from January to march
  6. guag

    guag Right Kind of Guy

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    That would be very interesting to say the least. I think that might tend to get boring though. One of the reasons I'm not a big fan of the playoffs of other major sports is that the playoffs seem to drag on forever... which might not be a bad thing after all.
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  7. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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    yeah we have this silliness going on here in this thread while in the draft zone we are discussing our young group of WRs. Its all good.
  8. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    here's how I see this affecting the cowboys...

    1) Jones pushes and pushes to get that extra team in there (and the league adds it)
    2) Dallas has a great season, gets the #2 seed
    3) The #7 seed is a 7-9 team
    4) Dallas loses to them in round 1
    5) Jones goes back to the owners meetings to remove the extra team each year
  9. jobberone

    jobberone Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

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    LOL. Yeah and we can stop counting the score, too. That way everyone is a winner.
  10. daveferr33

    daveferr33 Well-Known Member

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  11. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    It's no big surprise the owners favor the expension of playoff teams -- that was to be expected from those focused on profits far more than player safety or even paying heed to what the fans prefer. Far too many league decisions are getting away from fan preferences only to serve the almighty dollar. I'm hoping that eventually good reason prevails and the players and fans will merit more and better consideration in the future rather than lining the owners' pocketbooks. The future of the game is at stake. Many of those in positions of power seem to be turning their backs to that fact, IMHO. It certainly wouldn't be in their best interest to kill the goose that laid the golden egg; that's a given. The league and the owners had best take a deep breath and stifle the greed before it's too late. They've already succeeded in excessively watering down team rosters with their expansionism and lust for the greenbacks. Enough, already, before it's too late. Just my two cents on that . . .
  12. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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  13. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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  14. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Expanding the playoffs by only eliminating the bye would not add an extra weekend.

    And while everyone wants to wallow in failure, it should be noted that under such a system we would have been in the playoffs the last few years. People would have to come up with a new meme to whinge about not winning Super Bowls.

    I should note that the above statement was in no way directed at you or anyone in particular. I just don't want to make an extra post.
  15. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    As a percentage of total teams, less teams get in now than did before 2000 when the NFL expanded and reset the divisions.
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  16. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    False.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowb...o-expand-the-postseason?ex_cid=espnapi_public

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...anded-playoff-field-wouldnt-help-the-cowboys/

    http://www.nbcdfw.com/blogs/blue-st...t-Have-Helped-Mediocre-Cowboys-239256501.html
  17. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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  18. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

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    This guy is a ******.

    Are you sure Dallas wouldve been in the last 3 years with said format? Im not sure but i think there were other teams with a better record who also didnt make it.

    Being the last team limping into the playoffs in said format would be nothing to brag about. It actually makes the playoffs less credible by adding teams that aren't good or didnt earn it during the season. On the other hand, 10wins should put you in the playoffs. The cardinals got snubbed last year.
  19. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Of course there's wide-spread support, it will make more money for the teams.
  20. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Apparently we were 8th in 2008 but were 10th the other years so no. And getting in is getting in. 'Earn' speaks of worth and cost which is completely arbitrary.

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