Couldn't even finish it, the guy cannot make a clear point. He's all over the place. Fuck him. No matter what system was used to determine the playoff teams, it would be somewhat arbitrary. We have division winners and the best two of the rest ranked accordingly with extra weight to the division winners. So what?
A 12-4 team had to play on the road at an 8-8 team? Not how I see it. Rather, a wild card team went on the road to a division winner. All things are not equal in the NFL. Why not do away with the divisions altogether and play the top 6 teams ranked as they finish? Play 15 games against your conference and one more against the other for the regular season. How about that? That way everyone has the same schedule except for that one non-conf game and themselves, of course. But everything still isn't equal.
Bah. That douche is either a Colts fan or even worse, a Patsy fan.
Agree. I skimmed and chucked. Same old arguments I've heard before, rendered less than cogently.
I have no problem with the current system. There will always be teams on the outside looking in who have a legitimate argument as to why they should be in. Weak division winners. Records in one conference that wouldn't cut it in the other conference. Whatever.
I think that, if anything, a "weak" team like the Cards going on the road and plastering the "strong" 2 seed Panthers, or the magical if improbable 2005 season Super Bowl winning Steelers, make an argument that the current system has its merits, allows dark horse teams to create a great story, and keeps all the fans involved in one way or another.