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KRK
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2020-02-21T02:16:19Z
First, shame on you lazy turds for not starting a thread on the subject, especially YOU Dr. NSD. So if you want to comment go ahead
Bill Huber SI Online wrote
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Extended Playoffs Would Mean Larger Focus on No. 1 Seed
Bill Huber

Under a new collective bargaining agreement, the home-field advantage that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has sought for years would be more important than ever.

As first reported by ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter, the NFL playoff field would be expanded from 12 teams to 14. That’s seven teams per conference, meaning only the No. 1 seed would home-field advantage – a huge advantage in getting to the Super Bowl. Over the last seven seasons, all 14 teams that reached the Super Bowl had earned a first-round bye.

“I think we’re really close,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said after his Green Bay Packers were blasted by the top-seeded San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. “I think we’re just a little more consistent performance away from consistently playing with these guys. But we got them at their place twice. I’ve said this before: We’ve got to get one of these at home. It’s a different ballgame. It’s different playing in 20-degree weather and snow. Cold and wind is a different type of game than playing here.”

Under the new format, which, if approved, would begin in the upcoming 2020 season, there would be six teams in each conference playing on wild-card weekend, with No. 2 hosting No. 7, No. 3 hosting No. 6 and No. 4 hosting No. 5. In last year’s breakout season, the Packers finished 13-3 and earned the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye. Under the proposed new format, the Packers would have hosted the Los Angeles Rams, who would have gone from out of the playoffs to in the playoffs under the new structure.

“That's been agreed to for a long time,” one source familiar with the CBA talks told Schefter about the NFL's new playoff structure. “There wasn't a lot of disagreement to that issue.”

Where there is disagreement is going to a 17-game regular-season schedule. Owners want to go to 17 games to drive up revenue; players don’t want to put their bodies through the rigors of an additional regular-season game. Going to a three-game preseason isn’t much of a trade-off, considering most starters play little in the preseason, anyway.

The current CBA runs through the 2020 season. A potential 17-game season, if approved, wouldn’t start until 2021.

Of course, money is what’s driving the negotiations. According to Schefter, players would get 48 percent of the league’s mammoth financial pie – up from 47 percent. That would go to 48.5 percent in a 17-game season would push that figure up to 48.5 percent. That would mean an additional $5 billion for the players, Schefter said. If the new CBA is like the old CBA, that would mean a 10-year deal, that would mean $500 million per season, or an additional $15,625,000 per team.


My opinion is....its all about the money. Too many teams without a shot draw neither the gate nor the TV audience and advertisers have figured it out. I am not opining on the format, but if they shorten the regular season and added a playoff round, TV ratings and revenues would improve...its primarily about viewership.
wpr
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2020-02-21T02:51:28Z
Just because the owners want it and the media hypes it doesn't mean it's going to happen. What's really in it for the players? a $250,000 pay check? Seriously?

Tex Western said: 

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Reporter Ian Rapoport, who works for the NFL, suggested that this plan is a “good sign” for the players’ vote on the proposal tomorrow. It would seem to work for the majority of players, whose base salaries are under $4 million, but those over that mark are sure to feel slighted. For example, Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari provided Rapoport with a response that seems less-than-excited:



As a player with a large contract, Bakhtiari would seem to be shorted by this idea. His normal game checks in 2020 will be worth $656,250, based on his base salary of $10.5 million. If the 17-game schedule were to kick in for 2020, he would get almost $400,000 less for playing that extra regular season game than he would for the others.




As for Aaron's comment about playing in the cold would have effected the outcome of the game. That's just wrong. SF ran the ball all day long. Cold winds would not have changed a thing. Except maybe for a lower score and a weaker performance by the Packers and THEIR passing game.
wpr
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2020-02-21T02:53:40Z
I'm trying again. It's easier to make a new post.

beast
2020-02-23T03:49:13Z
Extended playoffs to automatically 14 teams in is quite a bad idea.

As it is, 37.5% of the NFL in the entire league get in... in no other sport/league (that I'm aware of) does such a large percentage of the teams get in... adding two more makes that to 43.75%... which is almost a half, and we fans already complain enough about bad and horrible teams making the playoffs... and a lot more teams with only 8 wins making the playoffs.

Also with the #7 seed playing the #2 seed and only one single bye week, there will be less competition in the finals weeks, as less teams will actually have a shot at the #1 seed... such as no team could catch the Ravens the final week.... where the Patriots and Chiefs still had to battle for the second bye week.

Jerry Jones (which one report said he's leading the NFL in the CBA terms), just wants more chances to make the playoffs, and earn more money, because he's team can't do it without more spots.
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