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    Goodell says playoffs could expand | ProFootballTalk

    What a horrible horrible decision/thought by a equally horrible person

    This would be similar to NBA where most of the fans would only tune in when the playoffs are set to begin, i mean why waste your time when you know that half the league will be playing in the playoffs

    Consider a scenario where a 5-11 team for example Jags get into the playoffs and end up winning the SB defeating a 15-1 Packers...... terrible terrible idea
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    Re: Goodell says playoffs could expand

    No, no, no!
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    Re: Goodell says playoffs could expand

    You KNOW that this will happen...revenue $ :mad:

    Goody laid out a gameplan to owners projecting a $20B + revenue stream by decade's end
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    Re: Goodell says playoffs could expand

    This is a guy trying to resurrect his image - he will with many with this decision.
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    Another stupid idea from this guy? Every week he looks like a bigger idiot.

    He just lost all credibility with the player suspensions being vacated.
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    NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is what makes the NFL so great. It is a perfect system right now! Terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible idea.
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    Stupid, just stupid. If they change the format leaving us the only 11-5 team in history to miss out on the playoffs I'll be even more pissed
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    Re: Goodell says playoffs could expand

    Here's an idea:

    1. We extend the regular season to 18 games. Teams are already worn tissue-paper thin by game 12 or so, and can barely band-aid together a roster. 18 games will bring them to their knees.

    2. We then let ALL 32 teams into the playoffs. Why stop at 16? Let them fight it out? After all, the goal is to get as many games televised as possible, in order to generate more revenue. Nothing else matters.

    Moron.

    The players don't need concussion protection nearly as much as Goodell does.
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    In politics they'd call this a deliberate distraction. Throw out a thought bubble or raise another topic to take the focus of something that's hurting your image.

    Goodell's been getting smashed over his handling on the Saints issue and then this thought bubble for people to get all fired up about appears.

    Interesting timing.
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    AWFUL idea. Football is better then baseball in every way but one, playoffs. Getting to the playoffs means you are one of the elite with a legit chance of winning a championship. 12 teams is a few much for my own liking but the format makes sense by rewarding the true elite with a bye and a better shot at the championship. 16 teams? Blah!!!!! That's half the league and takes away the accomplishment of making it.
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    Don't do it.

    It would transform the NFL regular season into the equivalent of MLB baseball. A long useless spring preseason; and interminalinconsequential summer preseason; and finally followed by the short Playoff regular season.

    MLB is dying as a result. Why care about the so-called "Pennant Race"?

    It would be much better and more profitable to negotiate with the NFLPA, get an 18 game season, 2 game preseason ,along with a second bye week, and expanded rosters to 60 or so. It wouldn't cost much. Merely allowing 53 to dress and play instead of 47 costs nothing. Upgrading the Practice Squad to full roster but non-active participants at probable league minimum salaries would not be very costly either.

    Stadium revenues would not change much, since preseason is included in season ticket packages, but TV revenues woud skyrocket with 32 more genuine games to broadcast.
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    AKA: wagging the dog.

    And did I read this right, Top Seeds would lose the Bye?!?! Goodell needs a smack upside the head for that part alone.
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    Mostly because fans are going to start throwing rocks at the guy if they see him. After ideas like this, it would amaze me if he could walk outside without being harassed or picketed. He should remove all visits to the state of Texas from his schedule. They tend to have a lot of weapons and take their football very seriously.
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    I'm not following your logic. Only 4 teams make the playoffs in each league. The MLB regular season matters a lot.
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    I will tell you who will be happy

    Browns
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    I doubt the Raiders or Cowboys would make it to the POfs even if it was expanded to 16 teams
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    How the hell could you have 7 teams in each conference in the playoffs anyway? What would that bracket be like?
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    Cutting the number of playoff teams makes more sense than adding to it.
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    I hate Goodell more on a daily basis. Of all the tragic damage he has done to the NFL and its fans, this change could be his greatest crime.
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    Horrible idea.

    I'd be ok with extending the number of games and weeks by introducing a round robin like round for the divisional round, which would actually really help decide the stronger teams who would play in the Superbowl, lessening the luck factor.

    But this does the opposite. This means we are now going to allow a bunch of mediocre teams to get in and add more single elimination games, hoping some scrub gets lucky and makes it to the Superbowl. This just increase the luck factor for bad teams even more. Teams who play inconsistent during the regular season, can exploit this and might not give it their all in the regular season in order to eliminate injuries and get on a streak late in the year.

    Way to cheapen the tournament even further and erode the benefit of consistently winning teams.

    It works in the NBA because they have a best of 7 format, so the weaker team is HIGHLY unlikely to get lucky 4 times in a row, in each round.
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    Unless your name is Lebron and the commish is hell bent on getting you your first Ring
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    The stupid greed that kills.

    The only thing that truly distinguishes the NFL from the MLB and NBA is that nearly every single game is as important as a playoff game. If average and below average teams can make the actual playoffs, then these season games lose a great deal of their edge... the players lose their edge too, and so do their teams.

    No change is not conservative--it's radical and right.
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    Lawyers screw up everything.

    I wish Goodell would just go away at this point.

    Between this hairbrained idea and the 18 game season idiocy it seems as if he is trying to kill the sport.
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    Run your franchise intelligently and correctly, you will have success as the league as currently constituted.

    Run your team like a media whoring crackhouse of deviants and criminals, squirt into the playoffs like a fat slob with the runs and go beserk pandering to the lowest common denominator demographic,splashing your face and your big mouth in every media outlet nationwide,...THIS is what you'll get if this moronic idea is ever implemented.....the 6-10 NY Rats in the AFC Championship game...of course Goodell wants this, it's the only way he can hope to realize the dream he and his behind the scenes billionaire puppeteers have of a NY/NY Super Bowl. He tried destroying the Patriots...he attempted top dismantle New Orleans. Everything he does is NY centric strategic wise.

    Tagliabue's decision speaks volumes about what HE and others in the NFL pantheon think about ol' Rog the Cyclops-dell. The gig is up...dump this moron...eliminate the position of Commissioner...compartmentalize the league into relevant sections that answer to a commission of owners.

    The Reign Of Error must come to an end.
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    Some you people are getting truly ridiculous. The article you quoted even says the idea came from the owners. Yet all you can say is "Goodell! Goodell! Goodell!"

    You people are being played so well by the owners it's not even funny. By knee-jerking about Goodell you let the owners off the hook and thus increase the likelihood of this playoff travesty coming to fruition.
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    Goodell:"Dah, well ya see, one team would get a super Bye! Den we add another playoff round all together called da Super AFC Championship!"


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    2. (bye) vs. lower seed
    3. (bye) vs. higher seed

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    winner vs. winner

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