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Friday, February 28, 2020

Greed

Major League Baseball floated a plan a couple of weeks ago to allow more teams in to the playoffs.  The NFL followed last week.

The NFL plan is getting generally good reviews.  Not here.

14 of the NFL's 32 teams will make the playoffs, nearly half.  Too many.  It renders much of the regular season useless.

Of course, this is all about the money.  The league will have more playoff games to sell to the networks.  Forget that it cheapens the game in the long run.  I'm old school.  If you want to increase the value of something, decrease the supply.  OPEC seems to have mastered that plan.