The new playoff format - specifically, the wildcard/crossover rule
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02-26-2013, 08:19 PM
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What is the friggen point of going to a 4 conference system if you're going to give the last spot to a crossover wild card team? This is absolutely retarded. The only reason to go with a 4 conference playoff is travel. The crossover negates that.
The crossover doesn't "negate" the overall travel advantages - there would be no more than two crossover series in any playoff round and on average there would probably be less than one. If nothing else, the point of the crossover is the players will have it no other way - they want all teams to have equitable odds of making the playoffs.
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