The League

THE QUESTION

Do Cinderella Teams Hurt Football?

While expansion and parity have helped grow the NFL into the most lucrative sport in the world, have they also devalued the regular season by creating a system in which the team that gets hot late wins?

Posted by Emil Steiner on January 23, 2009 2:00 PM
FROM THE PANEL

Cinderella's a Fairy Tale

The NFL would be better served if Super Bowl XLIII featured the Steelers against another traditional power like the Cowboys.

Posted by Gene Wang, on January 24, 2009 3:24 PM

The Ball's Better With Cinderella

The hope forged through parity keeps fans riveted

Posted by Peter Schaffer, on January 24, 2009 11:17 AM

Cinderella Must Deliver

Underdogs are welcome, perennially losers are not.

Posted by David Carter, on January 23, 2009 5:31 PM

Cards May Change the NFL

If Arizona wins we may have to start stocking up on canned goods and digging bunkers.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on January 23, 2009 2:27 PM

No GMU in the NFL

We need Goliaths in sports, because without them, there'd be no Davids to root for.

Posted by Dan Levy, on January 23, 2009 2:25 PM

The Beauty of Cinderellas

When it comes to a Cinderella story, I'd prefer actually having Cinderella than any of her stepsisters.

Posted by Zach Leibowitz, on January 23, 2009 2:07 PM

January 24th Winner: KEMP13

Dallas fans HATE this. That alone makes it a great development! Here's to the glamor teams.

Posted by TOP COMMENTER, on January 23, 2009 1:09 PM

FEATURED COMMENTS

danmart44: I really don't think that having a subpar team like the Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl is good for football. Sure it gets fans excited,...

cidcamp70: The fact of the matter is that NFL regular season games are relatively meaningless exhibitions. As long as you win 9 or 10 of them you will ...

overed: Danmart44 – I have to really disagree with you. The point of the regular season is to make the playoffs. Arizona did it this year, the Giant...

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