Why the Seattle Seahawks Should Apologize To No One for Their Playoff Run

January 4, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Oh no! The Seattle Seahawks, a 7-9 team, have made the NFL playoffs! And they're going to host a playoff game! Obviously, the entire integrity of the NFL has been compromised, and no one will ever, ever watch another NFL game.

Not only that, but clearly the Seahawks are responsible for earthquakes in South America, homeless veterans and that filmy stuff that comes out when you try to squirt mustard on your hot dog.
Sarah Palin should be tweeting about it any time now.
OK, maybe that's a little hyperbolic. But there has been much consternation about the Seahawks' playoff berth and how the system needs to be changed to make sure nothing like this happens again.

No less a luminary than Nate Silver, the political guru behind FiveThirtyEight and former baseball analyst, has been raising the question whether an 8-8 division champion should get bumped out of the playoffs in favor of a non-divisional winner with at least a two-game better record.
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