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Yes, we all know a playoff would be better. But why? Fairer? More accurate? Let's ponder for a second... NCAA Basketball uses a playoff. It's fairer because the team that wins deserves it because they won every game. However, is it more accurate? Not necessarily! If you look at the at the winners from NCAA bball and football, you'll likely find a more stable list of winners in football than in bball. Villanova, etc. are not teams that likely were the best in the season they prevailed.
posted by tflan at 01:00 PM on May 02
I'm absolutely shocked that people don't wake up and smell the coffee. Jason Kidd is one of the most overrated players in all of sports. His $20M salary is a crime. He has a 40% field goal percentage for his career (possibly lower this year). Need I continue? When you're that bad on offense, people don't need to guard you tight, which increases their defensive presence elsewhere. So...Jason's bad offense means they are less productive on offense and the other team is more productive on defense. Compare this to Steve Nash. He's super productive on offense, but supposedly has no defense. So...the other team can be a bit more productive on their offense. That's it. And, Kidd probably makes 50% more than Nash. Unreal that people can't see the overrated aspect.
posted by tflan at 12:47 PM on May 02
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