Re: NFL Football 2012 Thread
What if we set it up soccer style? Start out with 6 divisional seeding games each team playing the other 3 in their division home and away. From there a 32 team playoff could be established with 16 AFC teams and 16 NFC teams playing a double elimination tournament. Seeding matchups could rotate every year so that North 1 seed plays South 4 seed, 2s play 3s, and vice versa while East and West do the same in the first round. The following season would see North and East pair while West and South pairs, for example. In this league all teams would get at least 8 games a season, and the Super Bowl would be the 14th games played for each team as the NFC and AFC finally pair off.
Except for the whole money making process, this could make for an exciting season where after the 6 divisional games every game is life and death for each team, while only having to put up with bad teams for 8 weeks and seeing top teams pairing up weekly!
Is it "next season" yet?