Is the time right for a 20 team playoff field?
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01-03-2013, 07:41 AM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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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.
-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.
Ridiculous you say? lol Ridiculous is insinuating that only the elite of the league gets in when you allow 16 out of 30, more than half, of the teams into the playoffs. There are not 16 "elite" teams in the league. A team that needs a shootout win on the last day of the regular season to make the playoffs, isn't elite. Period.
A difficult feat you say? Being in the top 52% of the league is difficult? The team making the the playoffs as the 16th seed is closer to being the worst team in the league than the best...and they still make the cut. The reason or adding an extra "round" isn't to bruise any body. Once you get that low in the playoff seeding, the thought is that any team on the cusp is worthy of getting in, make them play for it. I don't necessarily endorse the idea, but I understand where they're coming from with the idea, and it wouldn't bother me any either way.
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