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  • 49ersfan
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    Leo is right. Many of these owners are very resistant to change, and fixing what isn't broken.

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  • Leo Fender
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    I think a proposal like this will be voted through in a couple of years. The NFL change-process is very slow...

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  • EL Guapo
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    I wouldn't have a problem with it. Maybe the owners picture losing home playoff momey but that could go either way.

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  • 49ersfan
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    Damn it. That would have improved the NFL greatly.

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  • starqb14
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    Originally posted by Matt McGuire View Post
    Yeah but look at the NFC East...brutal division man.
    what about the nfc north? i mean the packers have to face the vikings, bears, and lions! that's almost as hard as being in the same division as the raiders, dolphins, and cardinals, if they were in the same division.

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  • NoNonsenseCoach
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    Originally posted by Matt McGuire View Post
    I don't think so because you still get to go to the playoffs...if you weren't guaranteed a playoff spot for winning the division I would be against it
    Oh, I don't think the division winner are out of it at all. The teams who earned a playoff spot are still the same, but now the division winner will only have homefield over a wildcard if they have a better record. I like it. I don't think it makes winning the division any less important.

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  • Egg
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    Proposal To Reseed Playoff Teams Withdrawn By Owners

    "PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A show of hands made it obvious that reseeding the NFL playoffs wasn't such a good idea.

    So the league's competition committee withdrew the proposal Wednesday after an informal vote sent it "down in flames," according to New York Giants co-owner John Mara.

    Competition committee co-chairman Rich McKay, president of the Atlanta Falcons, was not surprised about the lack of support for reseeding, in which a wild-card team with a better record than a division winner would play at home in the first playoff round.

    "This idea we wanted to push this year to get the discussion going," McKay said. "There were not a lot of hands up, so we withdrew the proposal for now.

    "There is the historical idea that a division champion should have a home game." Which was exactly why Patriots owner Robert Kraft opposed reseeding.

    "I do believe if you win a division, it's good for your fans to know you will have a home game," Kraft said. "To win a division, there is a reward and we wanted to keep that."

    There remains concern about late-season games becoming meaningless when teams already have secured their playoff positions. Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated discussions of reseeding are not dead.

    "The focus I said to the competition committee is what are the alternatives we have to make sure every game is as competitive as possible," Goodell said. "I think the debate was good."

    McKay said the competition committee will look into scheduling more games between division opponents late in the season to combat the possibility of meaningless matchups.


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    Glad to hear they didn't change it. Maintaining division rivalries is one of the most important things, in my opinion. If you allow Wildcard teams to get higher seeds than Division Winners, winning the division becomes just another playoff spot. This badly devalues intra-division games.

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  • 49ersfan
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    Originally posted by bulldog0123
    link?
    Wrong thread, but it is http://www.blogtalkradio.com/finsrad.../30/Fins-Radio

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  • jimmyp
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    Originally posted by Matt McGuire View Post
    Yeah but look at the NFC East...brutal division man.
    Got nothing on the AFC West.

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  • Leo Fender
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    Wrong thread?

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  • Matt McGuire
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    I don't think so because you still get to go to the playoffs...if you weren't guaranteed a playoff spot for winning the division I would be against it

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  • Joey_Potter
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    Im torn. Reward a team for a great season or reward a team for fighting through their division. Kind of makes Division Championships worthless doesnt it?

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  • Matt McGuire
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    Yeah but look at the NFC East...brutal division man.

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  • PuppyPuncher
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    It's bull****, when you play in the AFC North and you have to play against 2 conferences that have no team with losing records.

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  • jimmyp
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    Originally posted by Egg View Post
    You could also have a situation where a wildcard team is guaranteed a #3 or #4 spot ahead of a division winner, and therefore doesn't try as hard to win their own division.
    That's possible, but it happens far more often that a team locks up a weak division and tanks it the last 2 weeks. Just on the numbers it is harder to have this work the other way around, and would only happen with a 11-4 wildcard and 9-6 div winner going into week 17.

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