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NFL system broke, requires fine tuning

Playoff folly

There are few more dedicated NFL fans than the Green Bay Packers.
The Green Bay Packers feature a famous season-ticket waiting list, with more than 75,000 names. According to the Packers’ web site, the wait time to buy tickets is 35 years. Season tickets have been sold out since 1960. Transfer of tickets to relatives is permitted.
But the Packers provide evidence that the antiquated NFL playoff system for rewarding division champions with a home game is broke.
You must wait decades for a Packers’ season-ticket. But anyone could still buy a game ticket for Sunday’s home playoff ...

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