Lambeau ... Not an Advantage.Article on home-field advantage in critical games.
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|Jeremy - Pie Racist|
|Maybe they just suck.|
|PackOne - That hypocrite smokes two packs a day.|
|Thanks for your input.|
|Alex - 3610 Posts|
|Does this study not take into account the strength of the opponent? Cause a lot of times you're playing a better team during the playoffs than in the regular season, so that alone could explain why you'd lose more.|
|Carlos44ec - Tag This|
|PackOne - The Harvard comma's #1 fan.|
|Since it deals with home field, I would assume that the home team should have the better record/team in general for the most part. It does address some seeding effects in hockey/basketball type formats.|
|Jeremy - Super Chocolate Bear|
Well, the NFL in particular has the division winners who might be just good enough to come out on top of a crappy division (I'm looking at you, Green Bay circa the last few years, not counting last year) and thus get to host a Wildcard Team who might be really good, and just got stuck behind a powerhouse division winner. I'm not sure how other sports do their seeding but I wouldn't be surprised if they had a system where the best team wasn't necessarily at home either.
Though the same could be said about the Giants I'd have to imagine even the most die hard Packer Fan would admit the Packers overachieved last year. Their fortunes were bound to run out sooner or later.
|Jeremy messed with this 2 times, last at 03/31/2008 9:25:50 am|
|PackOne - 1520 Posts|
|I think the bigger argument for the NFL comes down to how to build a team. Do you shoot for consistency through the draft, or rely on free agents with experience. I think this study makes a case that young/draft built teams are great regular season contenders, while veteran teams might just have less arousal in big time games, at home, although not consistent from year to year.|
|Carlos44ec - "Always remember that you are unique. Just like everybody else."|
Jeremy Wrote - 03/31/2008 @ 09:18:03 AM
I'd have to imagine even the most die hard Packer Fan would admit the Packers overachieved last year. Their fortunes were bound to run out sooner or later.
I will not! I take that comment as I would a glove in my face. Prepare yourself, Sir, for a duel!
PackOne will be my second. I suggest you find one as well.
|PackOne - First I limp to the side like my leg was broken.|
|It was an issue of cohesion, not overachievement.|
|Jeremy - I hate our freedoms|
|Opening week: Vikes @ Lambeau Monday Night Football. Let's hope there's no advantage after all.|
|Alex - 3610 Posts|
PackOne Wrote - 03/31/2008 @ 09:12:14 AM
Since it deals with home field, I would assume that the home team should have the better record/team in general for the most part. It does address some seeding effects in hockey/basketball type formats.
Well yes, but that wasn't my point. New England gets to play Miami, New York J, and Buffalo at home during the regular season which is going to boost their regular season at home winning percentage compared to their at home playoff winning percentage when they are playing teams like Pitt, Jax, and Indy.
The fact that homefield winning percentage declines in the playoffs I think could probably be explained away entirely by comparing the regular season SOS to the playoff SOS. edit: doesn't really matter if the home team in question is "better" than the particular opponent
|Alex messed with this at 03/31/2008 12:59:10 pm|
|PackOne - Make my own decisions. That's my perogative.|
|I think the point it is trying to make is on arousal. Home field playoff advantage, to those trying to re-define themselves as champions, ie:young, inexperienced, non-repeat winners - perform much poorer at home in the playoffs as compared to the road. So yes, Alex I think you nailed it ... the field evens.|