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03-02-2012, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by piqued View Post
Furthermore, I reject the entire idea that races are what sustain fan interest. An exciting product is what makes people want to come back and see more. Fans are smart. They don't think their team is good because they're mired in the morass with god knows how many other teams fighting for 8th. At any rate, there will still be races - they''ll just have much more clarity to them and less gridlock.
The last time this topic came up I posted an extremely wordy opinion which you just said more succinctly. Fans know there aren't 20 "good" teams.

If I were a GM I'm pretty sure I would assess my team against the league with my own standings whereby SO points are not part of the equation. Obviously, that comes with the caveat that the teams played those games under a system with the SO winner point, thus affecting outcomes, etc. But if you're not one of the top 3-4 teams in your conference you're probably some level of mediocre. The rest is all window-dressing.

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