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NFL Owners Want To Expand Playoffs? - AUTiger7222 - 12-12-2012 07:46 PM
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
Roger Goodell said NFL is exploring the idea of expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 or 16 teams. Good idea?
This is an absolutely horrible idea. The NFL playoffs are perfect just they way they are. Heck I can make a strong case that 12 playoff teams are too much. But to increase the playoffs would be so stupid.
Roger Goodell is a terrible commissioner. He didn't get his 18-game regular season schedule so now he wants to add more playoff games. Yet there's a ton of players that can't hold up through the 16-game schedule.
Re: RE: NFL Owners Want To Expand Playoffs? - juraitwaluzka - 12-12-2012 08:03 PM
(12-12-2012 07:46 PM)AUTiger7222 Wrote: Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
Agreed this would be a bad idea. Seems like they are trying to change things just for the sake of changing them.
RE: NFL Owners Want To Expand Playoffs? - AsylumGuido - 12-12-2012 08:41 PM
Yet another bad move by a horrible commissioner. He is destroying the league we love. Or should I say loved.
RE: NFL Owners Want To Expand Playoffs? - NZFalcon - 12-12-2012 08:42 PM
If they keep expanding it we should get our first playoff win lol
RE: NFL Owners Want To Expand Playoffs? - AsylumGuido - 12-12-2012 08:46 PM
(12-12-2012 08:42 PM)NZFalcon Wrote: If they keep expanding it we should get our first playoff win lol
At least get more chance at it.
RE: NFL Owners Want To Expand Playoffs? - Dale4Saul2Red0 - 12-12-2012 09:15 PM
Roger Goodell's name on that list now
RE: NFL Owners Want To Expand Playoffs? - ATLBound - 12-13-2012 01:08 AM
I'm not saying that I like/dislike it, but I haven't heard one good reason so far why this is good or bad.
Personally, Im in the middle. I really like how the playoffs are now.
Why I would dislike it? Because it would lower the competitiveness
Why I would like it? More football and playoff football at that
On a sidenote, I don't think this is a proper moment to bash Goodell. I'm not a huge fan of him as much as the next person, but we have to understand that the media outlets and leaks to media are the highest they have ever been at this point. We don't know who brought it to the table, if previous commissioners and owners have talked about this before, if it was a huge point of the meeting or if it was small talk.
Come on folks this is a great subject. Lets actually discuss WHY we don't/do like it, not just call out Goodell with no reasons given.
RE: NFL Owners Want To Expand Playoffs? - Drathdon - 12-13-2012 01:40 AM
Exactly ATLBound. Goodell doesn't say anything the owners don't want him to. You people (one in particular) painting him as a renegade rebel are buying exactly what the owners are selling. He is there to insulate them from the words they put in his mouth. Attacking him is pointless... they would just replace him with another puppet. Attack the ideas and words, not the person.
More playoff games is a bad idea, but it is not the idea of Goodell alone.
RE: NFL Owners Want To Expand Playoffs? - ATLBound - 12-13-2012 03:05 AM
At the conclusion of the league’s quarterly ownership meeting in Dallas, Commissioner Roger Goodell dusted off a concept that rears its head from time to time.Expanded playoffs.Goodell said that the owners “teed up” the issue of expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 or 16 teams, and that the discussions will continue in the coming months.The use of 16 playoff teams would eliminate the bye weeks, requiring the top two seeds in each conference to play in the wild-card round, which would become a quarterfinal round in the AFC and NFC.It also suggests that, with a 16-team playoff field, perhaps the NFL will eventually decide to fill vacancies in L.A. and London via expansion.
--- The biggest thing about that article would be that its a "concept that rears its head from time to time."
This is not a new Goodell thing.
RE: NFL Owners Want To Expand Playoffs? - Aftermath - 12-13-2012 09:18 AM
People act like the NFL hasn't always been an evolving sport, things change quite often with Professional football, the game they play today is absolutely nothing like the game as it was first played.