Do you want to know what really sucks about extended playoffs? Take a look at the NBA, where the local team has qualified for the second season for the first time in this millennium. Woo hoo!
It’s not that the Atlanta Hawks qualified by going 37-45 in a weak conference. Or that their net scoring margin on the season was negative. (Hell, two other teams in the East were underwater in scoring margin.)
It’s that Sekou Smith can ask Billy Knight with an apparently straight face if this mundane at best accomplishment is some sort of vindication for the general manager and the franchise. I give Knight credit for dismissing the question, but, jeez, I would have been embarrassed to ask it in the first place.
Just something to keep in mind as we argue over a D-1 football playoff.