Playoff Format

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  1. Meinert6

    Meinert6 New Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    RI
    From Goff's blog: "Meantime, the Insider has learned that Women's Professional Soccer, the new USA league, will have a single table (it's just seven teams) and a unique playoff format. The first-place team at the end of the 20-game regular season will receive a bye directly to the championship game. The No. 4 seed will play at the No. 3 seed, with the winner facing the No. 2 seed. That survivor will go to the championship, which will be held in late August and hosted by the top seed."

    I absolutely love this format. It really rewards the team that finishes at the top of the table. Thoughts?
     
  2. Mattymags811

    Mattymags811 Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Attleboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Very nice!!
     
  3. jeffconn

    jeffconn Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Norfolk, VA, USA
    Club:
    Hampton Roads Piranhas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A stepladder playoff, huh? That would be unique in American team sports. Pro bowling used to do their tournament finals that way, i think.
     
  4. REVS FAN 1

    REVS FAN 1 Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Weymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    wow. interesting.

    I'd like to hear the scheduling though. Hopefully the 3/4 match would be midweek. I like having a week off but three weeks off going into a one off championship match... IDK.

    we'll see!
     
  5. Cville K C

    Cville K C Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Collinsville, IL
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, it could definitely work out negatively for the best team. They get a bye into the finals, but meanwhile they sit idly by for two weeks and lose their edge, while the other teams stay at their competitive best. Layoffs can be bad in sports, especially if the team was playing it's best at the end of the season.
     
  6. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree with the previous two posts. A brief one-week layoff may be good, but longer would be counter-productive.
     
  7. Meinert6

    Meinert6 New Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    RI
    On another thread, Peter Wilt said there would be two weeks between the end of the regular season and the title game. So, I guess one of those playoff games is a midweek game.
     

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