NFL Gets Greedy With Expanded Playoff Idea

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The only threat to the NFL comes from brain-trauma research, which doesn't have much professional interest in whether 12, 14 or 16 teams make the playoffs. This expansion idea emphasizes the NFL's craven quest for more revenue, with the attendant unhealthiness of all gluttony.

But a bigger wild-card weekend won't generate more risk to any one player. It will increase the number of young men facing the long-term hazards of 60 vicious minutes, which they could have avoided through lower achievement.

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