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October 10, 2013 11:00 AM BOSTON (CBS) — I read a very frightening line this week in a USA Today story about NFL playoff expansion: “It will happen.”

" Jarrett Bell made the case, saying that the AFC and NFC would add one playoff team each, and the changes will most likely go into effect two seasons from now.

This is most terrible.

No, it’s not a major issue that the world is facing, but as far as football goes, it’s bad. Real bad.

One of the selling points of the extra postseason game is that it would likely eliminate one preseason game. Fans hate those preseason games, and with good reason, but they’re extremely important for teams trying to build rosters, install systems and teach rookies how to play the sport professionally. Fans hate them mostly because season-ticket holders are forced to pay regular-season prices for games that aren’t up to NFL standards, so rather than simply dropping ticket prices, the league would eliminate the 60 minutes of live practice, thereby ensuring that Week 1 and Week 2 will be some of the sloppiest in the regular-season schedule "

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