How to improve the NFL, MLB and NHL playoffs

Too many times, teams that won more games in tougher divisions are seeded lower than teams that won easier divisions. The NBA and MLS get it right.

Playoffs in the Big Five sports create more excitement and interest than ever these days. The regular seasons have become mere tuneups for the real competition in the postseason, which provides economic boosts for cities and industries like restaurants.

It’s more important than ever to ensure that the playoffs reward the teams that performed the best over the long haul of the regular…

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