Mara opposed to expanded playoffs

Giants President John Mara is opposed to expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams.

“I’m in the minority. I’m against it,” Mara said (Paolantonio via Samuel, May 20).

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is one of those in favor of the expansion. During an interview on Monday, Jones said a bigger playoff pool “would help my Cowboys” (Coppinger, May 19).

The owners are discussing expanding the NFL playoffs at the Spring league meetings this week.


Update – 11:52 a.m.: The owners discussed playoff expansion, but did not vote. They are aiming to discuss before the 2015 season (Garafolo, May 20).




5 comments
mcfly
mcfly

MLB doesn't have enough, the NBA has too many, the NHL has wayyyyyyyy to many (what's the point of the regular season), and the NFL is just right.

Don't try to fix what isn't broken. This is all about TV money.

jaymanjay
jaymanjay

Leave it alone. Don't be so money grubbing. It's perfect the way it is. Every other sport especially the NBA has ruined the exclusivity of the playoffs. Less is more!!!

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

Jones said a bigger playoff pool “would help my Cowboys”


Meaning, they wouldn't be able to blow it in Week 17 three season's in a row.

spider43
spider43

@jaymanjay  ....  Less is more, although I have to say, if they expanded the playoffs by two more teams, I wouldn't be adamantly opposed to it, mainly because instead of two teams getting a bye in the Divisional round of the playoffs, only one team in the conference with the best record would get a bye. I think that gives incentive and rewards a team in the conference to do the best  they can by keeping their foot on the accelerator to win the home field advantage.