The NFL's Wild Card Weekend was pretty, well, wild this year. But the league reportedly wants to make it even wilder in 2015.
Nothing has been confirmed as of yet by the NFL (in fact, they've shot down the initial reports with this statement). But according to The Dan Patrick Show, the NFL is very interested in adding one more wild card playoff team to each conference next season. It would, in theory, add two more games to Wild Card Weekend (only one team from each conference would get a bye) and make the playoffs even more exciting.
We're betting that Cowboys fans love this idea (they probably wouldn't mind if the NFL added, like, six more wild card teams to each conference). But a quick scan of Twitter shows that not everyone is excited about more NFL playoff football:
NFL adding a new wild card team? They are just ruining football year by year now.— Jackson Kaplan (@kaplan_jackson) January 6, 2014
The NFL is adding another wildcard team to both conferences? Sounds pretty dumb, in my opinion.— David Cattai (@DavidCattai) January 6, 2014
Adding a wild card team is a horrible, no good, very bad, awful decision by the NFL's brain trust. Good work, @nflcommish.— Jon Krouner (@jkrouner) January 6, 2014
So Dan Patrick says he's been told the NFL will be adding another wild card team from each conference..... Not a fan...— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) January 6, 2014
Where do you stand here? After this past weekend, we wouldn't mind seeing an extra two games of playoff football next year. But at the same time, we don't want to see teams that are 8-8 or 7-9 in the playoffs every single season. It'll ruin the playoff experience for everyone.
[via Dan Patrick Show]