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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Originally Posted by Mr.Riaton i dont like it because it ruins season records from years past. I was against the new overtime rule as well(if you got a feildgoal, the other team has a chance to score).to me,it kinda ruins ...

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Old 09-30-2013, 05:26 PM   #11
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Re: Three-week preseason, 14-team playoffs could be coming

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i dont like it because it ruins season records from years past. I was against the new overtime rule as well(if you got a feildgoal, the other team has a chance to score).to me,it kinda ruins the history of the sport.
The problem is with these rule changes, it to no surprise pops up after a large marketable team or player is shafted by the rule.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:16 PM   #12
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I don't watch Basketball but 14 play off teams is 43%. 12 teams is still 38%.

It completely waters down the "play off contender" title..... That's nearly 1/2 the league and doesn't differentiate any team based on skill.
There's 30 teams in basketball. They send 8 from Eastern Conference, and 8 from the Western Conference to the playoffs. 16 of the 30 teams make the playoffs. More then half. It's stupid. There are usually 2 to 4 teams with a legitimate shot at winning a championship each year. No parity. I love basketball, but they need to fix that ****. That's why football is, and always has been my favorite sport. But with them fining Goldson AGAIN for that hit this week.....we're in for some unwanted changes.
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Re: Three-week preseason, 14-team playoffs could be coming

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We have too many playoff teams already. What sport sends nearly 40% of the league to the playoffs?

This is entirely driven by revenue and has nothing to do with competition.
The NHL ... 16 of 30 teams (53%) go to the postseason ... it used to be worse, back in the day only a select few teams didn't qualify for the playoffs ... but I get your point, I don't want to see more teams getting in to the NFL postseason.
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Re: Three-week preseason, 14-team playoffs could be coming

Well (1) the ticket prices are higher for NFL playoff tickets (even for season ticket holders) and (2) the ad revenue on TV is gigantically higher for the league so unfortunately, if it has made it this far to the "trial balloon" being run up the flagpole to see who salutes it, then I am inclined to assume that this is pretty much a done deal. I won't shed a tear over losing the preseason game though. When I first got my own tickets I was kinda naive like, "yeah preseason are not the greatest but they are okay, it's kinda fun to take in the vibe of the stadium and the players, walk around and see the sight, but not really care about the outcome" but after a couple years of that, I got over it pretty d--- quick. But it's basically going to be a money grab, forcing ALL the season ticket holders to spend more.
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Re: Three-week preseason, 14-team playoffs could be coming

You have to think about the health of the players. In the long run. As you would need two bye weeks. To pull off a 18-game season.
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