Best and worst: Playoff Systems


This is a new segment, called best and worst. Just when I have some subject within there are clear winners and losers. Here’s an example for playoff systems.

March Madness! The most teams, the most games – it just adds up for one month of great basketball!


The NBA and the NHL tie for the best system. It just doesn’t get simpler. Top 8 teams move on, done! No more or less. I think that every league should use something of this variety. It would keep the best teams in the playoffs.


In the MLB, the playoff system could be better and worse. While the division champs are usually better than non-playoff teams, and two wild cards let other teams play, it would just be more simple to do top 6.


NFL and MLS both have ever confusing systems. How did the Titans have a better record than both the Broncos, and still not make the playoffs? And in the MLS, let’s be honest. Where the heck does it start?

BCS. Why not top eight teams? Because the BCS is a money-hungry, greedy, stupid, horrible company. WHO CARES ABOUT THE WHOSEE WHATSIT BOWL? Not me, that’s for sure.





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