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Roger Goodell has finally lost his mind now that he wants to expand the playoffs

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by CowboysFanSince88, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. DallasCowboysRule!

    DallasCowboysRule! Well-Known Member

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    It waters down the playoffs. It should be hard to get into the post season. You should have to win your division or have a pretty good record. Allowing half of the NFL into the post season means that mediocrity is rewarded.
  2. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    So under that format, if the AFC playoffs started today the crappy Jets @ 6-7 with the Three Stooges at QB would make the playoffs as the 8th seed. You'd think a team that gets into the playoffs should actually deserve it.
  3. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    I can already see I won't be watching the NFL in 2020
  4. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    how would it be pointless?
  5. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    because you don't have to do much to make the playoffs:bang2:
  6. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    :rolleyes:

    two extra teams per conference added would not have such an effect.

    As it stands the season ends with 10 teams per conference sitting it out. This would change it to 8 teams sitting it out, while 8 were in.

    under such a rule, if the season were over right now, every team in the playoffs would have a winning record except the jets.
  7. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    I don't like it and I wish that fool stops trying to turn the NFL into the NBA
  8. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    I agree with this.

    In addition, i think that it would make the final few weeks of the regular season much more interesting and it lengthens the post season.
  9. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    So I;m the only one on this board who is ok with it being EASIER to make the playoffs?


    I can tell some of you wasn't around in the 80's
  10. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    I would prefer only adding one more team per conference and only the top team would get a bye.

    This would serve my desire to lessen the number of meaningless games in December while not expanding the length and overall tradition of playoff football and would be a wash in regard to player safety

    the league though is mostly interested in money, not quality of play in which case a lack of expanding the weeks of playoffs would be a non starter for them
  11. dez_for_prez

    dez_for_prez Active Member

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    I got it. The top teams in the conference go straight to the Super Bowl, then the regular season would mean SO MUCH!
  12. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    One year a 11-5 team doesn't make it in and another year a 7-9 team makes it in.

    His idea may not be the best solution but that shouldn't happen.
  13. CowboyChris

    CowboyChris Well-Known Member

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    just remember its not Goodell, its the owners that want to expand the playoffs, so i learned in another thread i started.
  14. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    Of course because their teams are probably the ones not making the playoffs
  15. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    Oh well......

    Trust me Nfl won't lose any sleep, as long as Cowboys are still around, i'll still watch.
  16. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    I can't watch a fixed league
  17. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    16 teams making the playoffs is an absolute joke. That is half the league exactly. Then it becomes like the NBA and NHL. Half the league making it in and the regular season becomes that much less interesting.

    With this format, we would have made the playoffs in 05, 08, and last year. And the funny thing is, in 2010, we may have had an outside shot with the run we went on when Wade was fired.

    Keep it how it is. It's fine. But we all know, money talks. And more games, especially playoff games = more revenue to share with all the owners.
  18. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I wonder when people will figure out that Roger is a mouthpiece for the owners. Probably never.
  19. CrownCowboy

    CrownCowboy Active Member

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    Uh yea......another thing that will absolutely kill the NFL.

    This is getting more and more ridiculous. I guess I can live with more teams in the playoffs. However, if they eliminate the kickoffs, I'm done.
  20. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    It's been a really long time, so forgive me if I've forgotten for certain, but haven't we always had 12 teams make the playoffs?

    So was it a fixed league when 12 of 28 teams made it?


    This really isn't that big a deal.

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