How many of us will be able to attend a Super Bowl in person? Not many. So it’s not a big deal for me that Minneapolis was awarded the 2018 Super Bowl, or LII. (Can we just do away with Roman numerals?) Anyway, the game will be played inside a new state of the art stadium, I’m not opposed to cold weather cities hosting the big game, even if it means the high rollers who come in to party have to freeze their butts off roaming from one party to the next.
What I am opposed to is expanding the NFL playoffs to 14 teams. All that means is we get another 9-7 or 8-8 team in the playoffs and while wild card teams certainly have the ability to win the Super Bowl, there needs to be a reward for the teams that have good regular season records and having a 13-3 team play a .500 team in the first round of the playoffs, and potentially need four wins to become champion is absurd.
However, the NFL wants to make more money, and if adding another round of playoffs gets that accomplished, we the fans are stuck with another useless round of games that will be billed as top caliber playoff competition.