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By "Give out", I meant make it a big thing, physically have a huge ceremony/hand out a huge trophy, turn it into a genuine THING, so teams and fans are psyched by it.
Every region in the country already has a college with a dedicated fanbase. Legally, Manchester United can move but where the hell in England could they move to?
I know nothing at all about how the EPL divides up the money but I would guess that any revenue sharing is rather limited at best.
What I think Pos wants to say (he doesn't actually make this argument, but it's there), is that MLB needs to give out League championships as well as the ultimate "Cup" championship (WS winner), so that the pennant winners actually get something out of it.
Just to add on. I was recently talking with a Japanese friend about the massive annual high school baseball tournament in Japan. It sounds both insane and loads of fun.
Canada's MLS and NASL teams play in an extremely cleverly named tournament called the Canadian Championship. The games don't count in MLS standings or anything, but the winner does qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League.
Baseball's schedule is much longer than any regular season/cup sport. With 20 odd games against every opponent, who's going to go to games 15-20 after one or both teams have been eliminated?
I believe that in the English Premier League (and the other domestic leagues in Europe), there is a certain amount of money that is awarded for place of finish that is in addition to the revenue sharing from league-wide monies.
With 20 odd games against every opponent, who's going to go to games 15-20 after one or both teams have been eliminated?
The playoffs breathe some life into the dog days of summer.
Good to know. I think if MLB had a scheme like that (better record = more money), we might not see so many teams throw in the towel at the All Star break.
I've heard the suggestion that draft order for non-playoff teams should be based on wins after playoff elimination. Therefore, the first team eliminated has more games left to get the most wins and get the first pick.
This would make sense if the season was 2/3 as long, or if there were only 2 or 3 rounds of playoffs, maybe. For now it's just nuts.
I would sign off on musial6's (#68) proposal because it seems interesting, but I really don't see what it would accomplish, honestly.
The teams agreed to play a five-game "Championship of the West" series, won by St. Louis, 4 games to 1
By the way, how have the "new" Rangers been doing? I haven't been good at keeping up with the news.
I wonder why they played the 5th game.
zack Posted: September 05, 2012 at 12:19 AM (#4226797)
Who will be the first team to hang a "2nd Wildcard Champion 2012" banner in their stadium after losing the playoff?
BDC Posted: May 02, 2013 at 02:28 PM (#4432008)
The Rangers this year appear to be flying six flags over the Ballpark: the three division titles from the 1990s, the two AL pennants, and the coveted 2012 Wild Card Runner-Up. I really think we should tear that last one down and burn it :)
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