At just under 26 years old, this is still a concept that absolutely baffles me. Year in and year out a team gets snubbed in just about every league that deserves to get into the playoffs. This year, the Cleveland Browns could potentially miss the playoffs with a far superior record then any of the teams that will emerge from the NFC East. Now I get it. One of teams will win their division but I mean come on. No one wants to see any team from the NFC East in the playoffs, not even the fans of these teams. At the end of the day it just kills the competition level and excitement of the playoffs. Whichever team comes out of that division will not make a run in the playoffs. They won’t even make it past the first round. The Cleveland Browns, contrary to popular belief, are in fact a good team and they are a team that could actually make some waves in the playoffs this year. Yet we will be subjected to watching the Giants Cowboys or Washington football team play in week 18. It’s just so ass backwards.
There needs to be more parody across all sports and the best teams need to be rewarded. Eliminate the divisions and go to East and West. Just tone it down and keep it simple. The NFL and NHL need to get on this because I’m sick of seeing teams that have no business being in the playoffs play in them and I’m sick of seeing marquee matchups in the NHL fall to the wayside due to the bullshit division breakdowns.
Fix it please.