The way MLS and Jeff Bradley are gushing about how exciting the MLS "playoff races" (and I do put that in quotation marks), I'm begiinning to fear they really believe it and we're headed for 8 out of 10 making the playoffs AGAIN in 2003. I can't take it any more. This season was, I'm sorry, a joke. 8 out of 10 is a joke. MLS can say things like "5 playoff berths up for grabs this weekend" all they want - it's still ridiculous. This isn't excitement. This is pandering to the bottom-feeding teams. It's as if MLS is afraid as soon as a team is eliminated from the playoffs, not one fan will show up the rest of the season. I'm as fired up for the playoffs as anybody. The PLAYOFFS, that is. As for the season, forget it. As far as I"m concerned MLS has no regular season, just a long, dull summer warm-up exhibition season followed by a tournament. My two cents. If you disagree, that's fine - nobody can dictate what people enjoy - but I'm telling you that if MLS comes back with 8 out of 10 next year I'm not wasting my time looking at regular season games.