Reseeding in the 2nd round?

Reseeding in the 2nd round?

Post by Chua Hak Li » Fri, 06 May 1994 00:13:17


The NBA should take a tip from the NHL and reseed teams in the 2nd round,
so that the highest seeded team that makes it will meet the lowest
seeded team. This will probably ensure that the best series doesn't
happen until at least the conference finals. eg: Say if #2 New York,
#3 Chicago, #5 Indiana and #8 Miami get through to the next round,
instead of New York playing Chicago, it'll be NY vs Miami and Bulls
vs Pacers. It also gives an extra edge to those teams that get a better
regular season record.

Chua
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Reseeding in the 2nd round?

Post by T-Bo » Fri, 06 May 1994 01:05:51

Chua Hak Lien writes

Quote:
>The NBA should take a tip from the NHL and reseed teams in the 2nd round,
>so that the highest seeded team that makes it will meet the lowest
>seeded team. ... It also gives an extra edge to those teams that get a
>better regular season record.

Those teams already have HCA. Besides, if a lower seeded team upsets a higher  
seeded team, the reseeding would benefit the higher seeds that survive; in  
effect, you are rewarding the teams that had nothing to do with the upset.

Just my $.02.

T-Bone

 
 
 

Reseeding in the 2nd round?

Post by Chua Hak Li » Fri, 06 May 1994 01:57:05


Quote:

>Chua Hak Lien writes
>Those teams already have HCA. Besides, if a lower seeded team upsets a higher  
>seeded team, the reseeding would benefit the higher seeds that survive; in  

Yeah. That was the point..

Quote:
>effect, you are rewarding the teams that had nothing to do with the upset.

..but you'd be rewarding the team that slogged through 82 games in the
regular season, AND you might be avoiding an anticlimatic final, which
may turn out to be the case in the east this year.

Quote:
>T-Bone

Chua
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Reseeding in the 2nd round?

Post by the fi » Fri, 06 May 1994 02:06:09



Quote:


>>Chua Hak Lien writes
>>Those teams already have HCA. Besides, if a lower seeded team upsets a higher  
>>seeded team, the reseeding would benefit the higher seeds that survive; in  
>Yeah. That was the point..
>>effect, you are rewarding the teams that had nothing to do with the upset.

>..but you'd be rewarding the team that slogged through 82 games in the
>regular season, AND you might be avoiding an anticlimatic final, which
>may turn out to be the case in the east this year.

                This all depends on your definition of an 'anti-climactic'
final.  In my humble opinion, the 'top-seeded' teams don't necessarily
provide the most exciting games.  Witness the recent Magic/Pacer series.
Not to mention the Hawks/Heat.  HCA is enough of a hurdle for the lower
seeded teams (ie. the Pacers and the Heat if they manage to win) to
struggle through.  Besides if you only want the #1 and #2's to play
each other, why have a playoff in the first place?

        Not to quote a cliche, but the 'playoffs are a whole new ballgame'.
That's what makes them exciting.  I personally can't wait for the Heat/
Pacers series ..... (woof)

Quote:
>>T-Bone

>Chua
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Reseeding in the 2nd round?

Post by Mark R. Jan » Fri, 06 May 1994 04:19:29


: The NBA should take a tip from the NHL and reseed teams in the 2nd round,
: so that the highest seeded team that makes it will meet the lowest
: seeded team. This will probably ensure that the best series doesn't
: happen until at least the conference finals. eg: Say if #2 New York,
: #3 Chicago, #5 Indiana and #8 Miami get through to the next round,
: instead of New York playing Chicago, it'll be NY vs Miami and Bulls
: vs Pacers. It also gives an extra edge to those teams that get a better
: regular season record.

I like it the way it is.  This way you know who you're going to play.  

If you are an improved team, your method keeps holding your record against
you.  If you beat a higher-seeded team, I think you should be seeded as
they would have been (as it is now).  You've earned it.

Your season record still sticks with you to some extent the way it is now;
if you were originaly a low-seeded team, you still won't be getting any
home court advantages.

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Reseeding in the 2nd round?

Post by roger simons » Fri, 06 May 1994 06:16:30

: Those teams already have HCA. Besides, if a lower seeded team upsets a higher  
: seeded team, the reseeding would benefit the higher seeds that survive; in  
: effect, you are rewarding the teams that had nothing to do with the upset.
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the point i tried to make in an earlier post is that indiana will get
hca in the 2nd round and the bulls won't--the bulls finished with a
much better record, but won't even have anything to show for it.

in the long run, the winner between bulls-knicks is going to win the
championship anyway, and the knicks do deserve hca.  it's just too bad
the knicks won't get to play in the eastern conference finals when
they're obviously superior to either the pacers or heat.

 
 
 

Reseeding in the 2nd round?

Post by Roy Navar » Fri, 06 May 1994 12:09:22

I see some of the rsbp***roaches have saved woofs by some Orlando
fans and posted them now--crowing nya nya nya etc.

I bet these same suckers would kill to be able to post a Pinhead woof
that Orlando would win. :)
Suckers.
I went and predicted Orlando would be swept in 3 close games and
deprived you of your fun.

AN astonishing number of obnoxious Indiana fans showing up all of a
sudden. Where ya been all year? Hell all decade?

Pinhead (nothing worse than a jockriding***roach.)

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Reseeding in the 2nd round?

Post by BONVICINI,GIOV./ » Fri, 06 May 1994 20:04:00

Quote:

>Lets see, we had one new clueless newbie show up on rspb and announce
>to us all in his first post in the title that "this is a ***ing test"
>His second post was a Shaq bash.
>Forgive my french, but do most of the Shaq bashers sound like***s
>or what?

>Here is my idea of the average Shaq basher (not all, just the average
>one):  Petty by nature.  Mean spirited. Hate to see anybody get ahead.

it was the same for Mike. Actually, I think that if Shaq had signed with
Nike he would have been spared a lot of flak on this group. Reebok, IMO,
understands nothing of creating a "culture" and an image, what in the
business is called "soft-sell".

To make a clear example, take the Bo knows series. Here is another guy
who was successful in sports purely due to his incredible athleticism.
Do they show him beating on people? Course not. They present him as the
Renaissance Man of Sports. Did Reebok have hooks with Shaq? Plenty.
He raps, and anyone who has seen an interview of him would have noticed his
Gentle Giant side.

Instead Reebok makes these ugly commercials, shown worldwide, with dark lights,
where all he does is break boards and gets to sweep the floor, or dunks
in a kind of disco environment. He *looks* arrogant, and the kids come to
rsbp and say he is arrogant. Finally, IMO kids will identify more with
"medium-sized" Michale Jordan soaring over larger opponents.
Reebok gets name recognition, but that is all. And their use of
rap is mildly irritating to me (though not as much as Hi-Tec, which uses
a white, long-haired, extreme-right-wing-looking rapper).

G.B.

 
 
 

Reseeding in the 2nd round?

Post by BONVICINI,GIOV./ » Fri, 06 May 1994 20:15:00

Quote:

>Orlando is in serious danger of following in the path of teams like
>the Knicks, Houston, trailblazers. Teams loaded with talent--teams

The Blazers don't belong there, but the Spurs do. The Blazers are a team
built with brilliant low picks (Drexler, Kersey, Duckworth - an excellent
30+ pick, Cliffy, Porter). The other three are teams which got the franchise
guy, then had to build from there. I would question also adding the Knicks
in this group, since: a) they are favorite to win it all this year and
b) they have drafted well and found gems in the CBA. Spurs and Houston,
excluding Houston recently, have a long history of drafting poorly.

Quote:
>Basically I question their management.  Theyve made one move that
>impressed me over the last two years--trading for Hardaway and 3 #1s.
>On the other hand they've done _many_ stoopid things.  Failing to get
>an even average PF this year.  Then despite needing immediate help at
>PF they trade the #18 pick in this years draft to Milwaukee for Avent
>who is apparently a project.  Orlando doesn't need a project at PF.

People who question Nelson's money management should look no further
than Orlando. They have a tremendous amount of money blocked with
second rate guys. And they have drafted poorly. In a draft like this year,
#18 for Avent will go down almost certainly as "yet another bust".
Pat should go. Why did Orlando not jump on Wilkens last summer?

Quote:
>With a PF, good management and the right coach this team can make its
>first legitmate run for the championship next year.  With a PF and the
>same coach and management I doubt they are going anywhere not next
>year, not the year after.  Imagine this team with Jerry West and Pat
>Riley........ Is there even one person out there who thinks they would
>have been swept this year?

Picking good team players in low rounds and molding them in the key.
Perhaps Orl should go after Daly and not after Grant this summer?

G.B.

 
 
 

Reseeding in the 2nd round?

Post by Roy Navar » Fri, 06 May 1994 12:22:26

Lets see, we had one new clueless newbie show up on rspb and announce
to us all in his first post in the title that "this is a ***ing test"
His second post was a Shaq bash.
Forgive my french, but do most of the Shaq bashers sound like***s
or what?

Here is my idea of the average Shaq basher (not all, just the average
one):  Petty by nature.  Mean spirited. Hate to see anybody get ahead.
Love it when people have bad luck or failure. Inferiority complex.
Feel threatened when others succeed, feel superior when others fail.
Probably dont have many friends.  Most people who know them probably
think they are***s. Deep down they are cowardly--underneath their
bravado.  Not independent thinkers, rather they have a pack
mentality.

Did you notice the deluge of gleeful Shaq bashing that happened right
after the All-star game?  Followed by a new round of Shaq bashing
after they were sweeped?

Pinhead
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