Parity In The NFL: A Floating Ball

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Dave Trembley in NFL
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The Parity Balloon á The idea that parity is an integral facet of the National Football League is one that many of the leagueÆs followers often discuss. Roughly speaking, the idea of parity is not that all teams are created equal, but rather the differences between them are less rather than more, that 0-0 at the beginning of September means the field is wide open. á In practical terms, parity is often taken to mean that a) anything can happen on ôany given Sunday,ö and b) there will always be at least one team that comes out of nowhere to contend. In some quarters, it can be taken to mean that c) everyone finishes in reasonable proximity to 8-8, a bottleneck scenario where the playoff permutations are myriad. The fact that the Oakland Raiders recently defeated the Philadelphia Eagles ...

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