Is the time right for a 20 team playoff field?
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01-02-2013, 06:53 PM
The Illusive Bettman
Join Date: Sep 2010
It's ridiculous in my opinion.
I think 16 is the perfect number of teams. Here's why:
-Only the elite of the league gets in. The teams that get there deserve it.
-Unlike in Baseball, where a team can be eliminated from playoff contention before the season starts. With 16 teams all teams have a realistic shot, even with a poor start to the season.
-The season is still very important. In a league where 20 teams make the playoffs, some teams would basically know beforehand they'll make it. And clinch a berth quite early.
-It's perfectly fair. When you reach the playoffs (a difficult feat), the clock is back at zero and everyone has a shot at glory. The mentality that the lower seeds need to be bruised with a preliminary round before they reach the playoffs proper and play the ''big boys'' is just dumb.
I think the current system works best, and I'd like MLB more if it had a similar playoff system in place.
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