There are 2 definitions of the word “playoff”
- A final game or series of games played to break a tie
- A series of games played to determine a championship
The 2nd definition is what most sporting fans associate with the end of the regular season. Not every team makes the playoffs, and there is good reason for that. The regular season determines the haves and have-nots, and we usually agree with the notion that only the best teams should have a chance to claim the championship.
So why would Roger Goodell consider expanding the NFL playoffs? Money, of course. More teams = more games = more advertising revenue. (I would include ticket prices as well, but let’s be honest with ourselves and realize that the majority of the NFL’s revenue comes from advertising.)
But for the sake of argument, let’s see if there another reasonable purpose for adding 2 more teams to each conference in the NFL playoffs. Read More →