Re: NFL considers adding 2 playoff teams
You just don't need more 9-7, 8-8 teams in the playoffs. And if 2 more playoff teams were already in place, we would have had 8-8 teams the last 2 seasons for sure.
Vinny is right. You water down the meaning of the regular season when half the damn league makes the playoffs.
I know it's about money, but man, it's hard enough for 15-1, 16-0 teams to win a Super Bowl. Now you're going to let more teams in where any given Sunday has a better shot of seeing an 8-8 team knockoff a 14-2? I don't like it.
The NFL playoff format, AS IS, is about as close to perfect as you can get it. Top 2 seeds automatically get rewarded with a trip to the 2nd round, all division winners get to play a home game. Sure a 7-9 division winner gets in and a 10-6 team doesn't occasionally, but that's about the only thing keeping it from being perfect.
Maybe they should just have 2 conferences with no divisions, top 2 get a bye, 3 and 4 play at home, 5th and 6th best record in the conference get in as well. That way you would have the 6 best records in each conference. Of course that screws with your scheduling so there's that.
Just leave it alone, Führer Goodell. It works fine just like it is.