Originally Posted by brwnman
why have conferences then?
and if we're gonna rip apart the conferences, take out the divisions as well - cause why should a team in a division get a good spot for being 42-40 and in another division, a team gets slighted for having a 52-30 record...
Too much traveling and whatnot if we were to have no conferences. It's fine the way it is, it makes the lesser teams in the eastern conference feel like they are still in it! and out west, things are still very competitive...
I'm not worried about the feelings of the fans/players of mediocre teams. The best teams in the league should absolutely make the playoffs. Blow-up the system and start again. I wouldn't mind extending the season, playing fewer games and having everyone play everyone twice before the playoffs.