Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New NFL Format Standings after Week 11

An update of the NFL standings in the division and playoff format was in use. For a more comprehensive look at the format, here's last week's post.

Current AFC standings
1. NE 10-0
2. Cin 8-2
3. Den 8-2
4. Ind 5-5
5. Pit 6-4
6. KC 5-5

AFC in New Format
1. NE 10-0 (leader of NorthEast Division)
2. Den 8-2 (leader of SouthWest Division)
3. Cin 8-2 (2nd in NorthEast)
4. Pit 6-4 (3rd in NorthEast)
5. KC 5-5 (T2nd in SouthWest)
6. Ind 5-5 (T2nd in SouthWest)

In the new format, the Colts would not get a home game in the playoffs even though they have a worse record than Pittsburgh. Instead, they would be one of eight teams 5-5 or 4-6 in the AFC, all battling for the last two playoff spots. Right now, the Colts, Texans, and Jaguars are vying for the 4th spot and the other 5-5 and 4-6 teams are aiming for the 6th spot. The current format makes no sense!

Under the current format, there are two divisions without a race and a third- the North- that is in danger of being over. Only the horrid AFC South has a true race. In the new format, The Pats aren't 5 games up; they're only 2 up. Denver would still have a 3 game lead.

Current NFC standings
1. Car 10-0
2. Ari 8-2
3. GB 7-3
4. NYG 5-5
5. Min 7-3
6. Atl 6-4

NFC in New Format
1. Car 10-0 (leader of SouthEast Division)
2. Ari 8-2 (leader of NorthWest Division)
3. GB 7-3 (T2nd in NorthWest)
4. Min 7-3 (T2nd in NorthWest)
5. Atl 6-4 (2nd in SouthEast)
6. TB 5-5 (T3rd in SouthEast)

In the new format, the Giants would not even be in playoff position because they have a worse conference record than the other 5-5 teams, Tampa Bay and Seattle. The new format makes the division races and playoff chases more competitive.

The NorthWest Division race would be incredibly competitive down the stretch. Atlanta would have a shot at home field advantage int he playoffs if they play well. Mediocre teams wouldn't get a home playoff game.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New NFL Division Format

It's time to revive my annual crusade to change the NFL playoff format by combining division, Here's the plan: The NFC South and East divisions would be combined. The NFC North and West would be another division. In the AFC, the North and East would come together and so would the AFC South and West.

Teams in the same current divisions would play each other twice while teams would play the other four teams in their new division once. Four games would be played against teams in the opposing conference in the same current four year rotation. The remaining two games would be against teams in the same conference but different division.

Current AFC standings:
1) NE 9-0
2) Cin 8-1
3) Den 7-2
4) Ind 4-5
5) Pit  6-4
6) Buf 5-4

AFC in New Format:
1) NE 9-0
2) Den 7-2
3) Cin 8-1
4) Pit 6-4
5) Buf 5-4
6) NYJ 5-4

Currently, three division races are all but over already. The fourth division is the AFC South where the first place team is 4-5. The new format would currently oust the Bengals from the bye, but it would make the AFC NorthEast division very competitive at the highest level. Eliminating a losing team from having home field advantage in a playoff game makes up for the slight to the Bengals . In the new format, the Colts would be out of the playoffs and the Jets, who have a better record than the Colts, would be in.

Current NFC standings:
1) Car 9-0
2) Ari 7-2
3) Min 7-2
4) NYG 5-5
5) GB 6-3
6) Atl 6-3

NFC in New Format:
1) Car 9-0
2) Ari 7-2
3) Min 7-2
4) GB 6-3
5) Atl 6-3
6) NYG 5-5

The NFC is why I created the new format. Green Bay would get a home playoff game instead of the Giants, who are a game and half worse than the Packers. The NorthWest division race for a bye spot would be very competitive. Let's take a look:

NFC NorthWest division race in new format:
1) Ari 7-2
2) Min 7-2
3) GB 6-3

Also, more teams would be in the playoff hunt. Right now, 4-5 teams are two games back from making the playoffs (unless they're in the NFC East). Under the format, all 4-5 teams (Was, TB, STL, Sea, Phi, and Chi) would be just a game back of the playoffs. NO would be a game back and SF only a game and a half back. It would be a very exciting 10-team race for the last Wild Card spot. Instead it's a 3 team race for the weakest division.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Another Obnoxious Pound-for-Pound List

Here is the updated version of my obnoxiously unnecessary and utterly superfluous list of the top 10 pound-for-pound boxers. The previous list was posted on December 22.

1. Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) [Previous Rank: 2]
2. Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) [PR: 3]
3. Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) [PR: 4]
4. Roman Gonzalez (44-0, 38 KOs) [PR: 8]
5. Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) [PR: 9]
6. Adonis Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) [PR: 6]
7. Sergey Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) [PR: 7]
8. Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) [PR: 10]
9. Saul Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) [PR: NR]
10. Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) [ PR: NR]

Exiting the list:
Floyd Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) [PR: 1]
Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KOs) [PR: 5]

Sunday, November 15, 2015

My Rotation

1. Oddisee - A List of Withouts
2. Nicky Jam - El Perdon
3. The Narcicyst - Fly Over Egypt
4. Anita Trijoux - Avaricia
5. Blueprint - Perspective
6. Talib Kweli - Nice Things
7. Sagol 59 - Lech Kadima
8. Talib Kweli - G.U.R.U.
9. J. Alravez - Junto Al Amanecer
10. 360  - Child