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Thread: VOTING: Playoff structure (vote decided)

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    Default VOTING: Playoff structure (vote decided)

    Let's go ahead and get this finalized, too.
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    My answer on this depends on what kind of schedule we have. If we have a heavy in-division schedule, then A. If we have a balanced schedule, then B.

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    Great point.

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    I voted anyway because I didn't make the playoffs with FOBL 1.0, so I figure it's all an academic discussion from my perspective for FOBL 2.0.
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    Is there any sport that has that kind of playoff structure? You could have some really underserving teams get in while some really good teams in a dominant division don't get a playoff berth.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985%E2...inal_standings

    NHL used to be that way. Of course, that was with much smaller divisions - basically everyone except for the last place teams made it.

    That's not as big a problem here, though half the teams would still make the playoffs. You'll get some .500 teams making it, and probably some sub-.500 teams.

    The good thing IMO about that playoff structure though was that you had great intra-divisional playoff series. You battled your way out of the division, then the winners played in the conference championships.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuervo72 View Post
    The good thing IMO about that playoff structure though was that you had great inter-divisional playoff series. You battled your way out of the division, then the winners played in the conference championships.



    I just like the idea of divisions meaning something beyond guaranteeing one team a playoff spot.
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    FWIW, we can customize playoffs any way we want as long as we've got a power of two. We could have the 1 seed in each division play the 4 seed in the other division and the 2 seed play the other division's 3 seed (image 1 attached). Hell, we could have GL teams play against VL teams in the first round, if we want. Or we could have the game seed all 8 playoff teams by record (image 2 attached).
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    If we have so many teams make the playoffs...it would be nice to protect division winners with a bye with have lesser teams having to "play in" to the second round.

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    OOTP doesn't do byes. Only powers of 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argot View Post
    If we have so many teams make the playoffs...it would be nice to protect division winners with a bye with have lesser teams having to "play in" to the second round.
    We're going to have to change the playoff bonus system to accommodate the increase in teams. What I had thought (posted this somewhere else but probably hard to find) was that we could add $8M to the system, split between the four divisions; 1st place gets $800k, 2nd $600k, 3rd $400k, 4th $200k. That part can be discussed of course, but the numbers were nice and even and evenly spaced. Teams advancing to the next round would get $1M each, just as they would have in the opening round under the old system.


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    ah...ok...that works...just frustrating to play 162 games...win 100 and get beat in a 5-game series by a .500 team that squeaked into the playoffs and got hot for 3 games. Not that that happens in the big leagues : )

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    Agreed.

    The length of those first round series could be up for discussion as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cuervo72 View Post
    Agreed.

    The length of those first round series could be up for discussion as well.
    I tried my best to get them changed to 7-game series a while back and failed miserably.

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    We definitely do need to adjust playoff money. And I'm all up for 7-game series - since we have to reconfigure the playoffs anyway to account for the additional teams, now's the time to adjust that too, if people want to.
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    Is a balanced schedule a done deal?

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    Bump for the obligatory "vote, fuckwits".
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    Probably a lot of votes on this one will depend on how we structure the schedule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrIllini View Post
    Probably a lot of votes on this one will depend on how we structure the schedule.
    Exactly.

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    That's what I'm waiting for.

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    Now that the schedule's been determined, once again, it's time for the obligatory "vote, fuckwits. "
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    Schedule is:

    14x7 games in division (7h, 7a), 6x8 games out of division, in league (3h, 3a), 1x16 game per team interleague (16 gms total)
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    Bump.
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    It's a majority. Top 4 teams from each division are in. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CubsFan915 View Post
    It's a majority. Top 4 teams from each division are in. Thanks!
    With the top 4 in each division qualifying, are we going to go with divisional playoffs?
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