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    Default Eliminate divisions?

    Per all the recent talk about eliminating divisions in the NBA, I thought this might be good for us. Ever since we re-aligned, the divisions just don't seem to mean what they used to.

    Would anybody be interested in eliminating the divisions, taking the top 8 teams into the playoffs, and re-seeding the playoffs after each round?

    Lacking that, any interest in another re-alignment?

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    Oh, and adjusting the schedule accordingly. Perhaps taking some of the off-days out so fatigue means more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Ever since we re-aligned, the divisions just don't seem to mean what they used to.
    Like I said in chat - that's because you abandoned your rightful division.

    SAC still pisses me off as much as ever, I fear WIS ever being able to amass talent, and I keep an eye on NRW and DAV and wonder when I can fit in with their competitive cycles. There is also the "oh, shit" feeling of now having KEN to contend with. I wish POR and SLC were more engaged (I just wish PT didn't hate the game), though I still find myself fighting off an emerging POR. I like my division just fine, and like the fact that I will face them regularly in the playoffs.

    The one thing I would like to see is MIN back in the GL. I know SLC carries the legacy of UTA, but as owners go, I feel YD and tauter are in the wrong leagues.


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    No to eliminating divisions.


    Yes to making sure the correct teams are getting the home field in each round of playoffs.

    No to reseeding.

    Yes to shifting financial rewards from playoffs to regular season.


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    My general preferences: Keep divisions, convert from 4 getting in per division to 6 wild cards, seeding the 2 division winners 1 and 2, and bracket from there.

    Don't reseed.

    Agree 100% with Doc to fix homefield in each round of the playoffs. In fact, I think that should be fiat-ed into existence immediately.

    Also agree with shifting some of the playoff money to order of finish money.

    None of these (other than the last two) are anything I feel that strongly about. In terms of what we do with divisions and seeding, I'm happy to go along with what the league wants as a whole.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeRulesMAB View Post
    Agree 100% with Doc to fix homefield in each round of the playoffs. In fact, I think that should be fiat-ed into existence immediately.
    I will make sure that happens from now on by manually setting playoff schedules. I'll have to do some testing to make sure it works correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuervo72 View Post
    The one thing I would like to see is MIN back in the GL. I know SLC carries the legacy of UTA, but as owners go, I feel YD and tauter are in the wrong leagues.
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    Kentucky is in the wrong league too

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    I will gladly give you Duke to get him and the automatic losses DAV will eat against KEN out of my division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRO View Post
    Kentucky is in the wrong league too
    yy - switch KEN and RIC.

    No offense to Richmond, but Columbus Management would much rather hate Duke, I mean Kentucky.

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    RIC is original Prairie, too

    Edit: your sig is fucking classic, crow

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    Hey, I can finish 5th in any division you want. Makes no difference to us.
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    Hmm...maybe?
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