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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Off the grid

The 7-9 Seattle Seahawks get into the NFL playoffs but the 10-6 Giants don't. Is any more proof needed that the league's postseason eligibility system needs to be changed?



Blogger Lou said...

You do make a valid point. I do not know the strenth of schedule each team had for the 2010 season. The tie breaking system is so complicated to an extent. Altough that may have not bearing on your post. But the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be in the playoffs. Just think if the NYG won the game with PHI. Would we have this conversation as it pertains to the NYG making the playoffs?

A couple of things may further prove that a change may be needed. One, if the Seattle Seahawks lose their first game in the playoffs it does prove and reinforce your point. But then again there is no for sure bet that NY or Tampa would win either. If Seattle goes on to win the Super Bowl, then a change may be needed. But just think of all the hype and stories for Seattle, a team with a losing record winning the Super Bowl. Yes, I know that is a long shot. But it is possible.

This is the first time a losing team has won a division I think, I did not check that stat. I am just not sure that the NFL needs to change the system for a small fish in a big pond at this point. Is it fair? Probably not.

January 3, 2011 at 5:16 PM 
Blogger Lou said...

Oops, Seattle won. The overnight conversations on sports tv have begun.

January 9, 2011 at 5:37 AM 

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