I notice some comments out there from people upset that that it's not necessarily the best 12 teams that make the field. Not an item worth getting upset about since that's how it works and has been known for years and years
The dreaded self-quote...
Anyway, reading back through this I noticed that this might have sounded a bit obnoxious. Wanted to point out that was not my intention at all. Rather, the point was just that the whole deal is complex enough that it seems to me it's best serve to focus on what it actually entails, regardless of how illogical it may be or seem at times. Believe me, as some of you know I was one of those who used to get worked up by some of the foolishness of certain things.
They remain foolish, but it doesn't help me or anyone else actually understand what's going on. Just ends up being an exercise in chasing one's own tail. That's all.
Just for old time's sake: "If they can sell the DI bouncyball TV rights for BILLIONS I think they can pay to fly one damn team in the first round if that's what it takes to make sure the tournament is seeded right!"