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Old 02-08-2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default Wild Card change?

http://www.nypost.com/seven/02022008...eup_615641.htm

Personally, I like the idea...you shouldn't be punished for finishing 2nd to a great team. I've always had issues with 9-7 teams getting a home game...didn't seem right.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:18 PM   #2
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Yeah but then the Steelers would have had to play at Jax this year with that format. It makes winning your division meaningless. If you want to make seedings based on records then the divisions would need to be reduced or completely removed.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:43 PM   #3
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I disagree, Div winners should get their home game.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:00 PM   #4
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I like the idea, personally, keeping in mind that the 1985 Denver Broncos (11-5 finish) were left out of the playoffs entirely while the Browns won the AFC Central that year and got to go to the playoffs with an 8-8 record (when there were still only 5 teams per conference that made it). Not right to reward teams with inferior records just because the rest of their division is a joke. I think they should take the six best teams record-wise using the normal tiebreakers, and a division championship shouldn't be the criteria for a home game in the WC round, or even a playoff berth, in the '85 Broncos/Browns scenario.
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Very good point fansince76.

But if you wipe out the divisions, then the league loses money due to all the lost Division Championship gear sold every year...and you know the league doesn't wanna lose out on that.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:36 PM   #6
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Yeah but then the Steelers would have had to play at Jax this year with that format. It makes winning your division meaningless. If you want to make seedings based on records then the divisions would need to be reduced or completely removed.
divisions wouldn't be meaningless because you'd still be guaranteed a playoff spot...say there are 2 teams vying for the 6th seed at 10-6 and one wins because of a tie breaker. The other 10-6 team would be out even if there is a 9-7 division winner.

How did the home game vs. Jags work out for the Steelers?
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I don't like this. Like Dan Rooney said, if you win your division, you should have a home game.
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Goodell shows another reason why he is so stupid.
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Goodell shows another reason why he is so stupid.
Agreed that is pretty stupid to even consider.
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If you cannot win your division then you should not get a home playoff game.

While Goodell is at it, why not abolish the divisions, have teams play the other 15 teams in their conference + 1 team in the other conference and just seed the playoffs with the 12 teams in the league with the best records?
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