“From the standpoint of looking at how exciting it is for a city or a community to be involved in the playoffs and the fact that you can have a team that might have literally operated at .500 or in that area . . . you can have that team win the Super Bowl,”
~ Jerry Jones, as quoted by Pro Players Insider.
Way to go, Jerry. Your Cowboys finished .500 each of the last three seasons and finished 6-10 in 2010. Why not take the bull by the horn and sell the NFL on sinking to the Cowboys’ level. Lord knows it has been tough for your team to win 10 games in a straight-forward rush for the post season. The ‘Boys won’t make the playoffs this season either. Not with that roster.
Wait! This plan helps the Redskins make the playoffs, too. Like I said, way to go, Jerry. Hog Heaven is all for this playoff plan for have-not teams. HAIL to the yes.
Owners might go for it. Twenty-eight franchises have built or renovated stadiums since 1995. That’s big money, both for teams and for the jurisdictions that fund the projects to the tune of $6 billion. Billionaires don’t get rich using their money. They get rich using your money.
Cities, states and counties that raised your taxes to pay for stadiums to keep or lure NFL teams need playoffs to placate voters.
So, yeah. Expanded playoffs and 18-game seasons are dead certainties.