I'm sure everyone has heard by now that the NFL is considering expanding the playoffs. I hadn't seen it posted on here so I thought I'd bring it up. I'm curious what y'all think.
Personally, I hate the idea. I think the playoffs are too watered down as it is. Crowning a champion should be about finding the best team over the entire season not the team that got hot at the right moment. I still can't believe that the NY Giants, a team just a smidge over .500 in the regular season, won the SB last year. And the SB the Giants won before that they'd finished the regular season just one game better than last year's campaign. That's just wrong. With expansion, you'll be seeing 8-8 teams in the playoffs.
In leagues like the NBA, MLB and the NHL where you have series, everything tends to shake out and the stronger team wins. I say usually because the St. Louis Cardinals last year just happened to get hot at the right time too. I think every league should do away with wild cards but I know that'll never happen because it's all about money. But with a sport like football where it's impossible to play series, it's much more important to severly limit post season play to only those teams that truly deserve to be there. That's why I think the NCAA playoff needs to be 4 teams and never move beyond that.