Originally Posted by TreeLove
Care to mention any of them (downsides of bracket format)?
Well let's see...if all I needed to do was make the top 8 teams in my division (day) to make the bracket tournament then I could have my players win a couple matches and then bag the hell out their ratings for the rest of the season so that when the bracket matches came around they could kick some serious arse.
Especially if you could manage to get the 8th seed. You would then match up against the team with the best finish in the division, and the correspondingly higher ratings for all of their players.
Now I am not saying anyone would do this, but with the final chance at winning the whole league riding NOT on the regular season, but only on the the last three weekends of play there could be some shenanigans...just sayin'
I believe that the NCAA type playoff works only when the play is straight up and not handicapped. But I could be wrong. It wouldn't be the first time.
But if this hadn't occurred to anyone else, maybe I just screwed the pooch by letting the cat out of the bag and damn if I can't work a third cliche into this sentence...