And if you truly believe this, you dont understand football.
And if you truly are going to answer me by explaining **** I already know, then you don't understand what I'm talking about.
Yes, I know how these assholes do things. I've been watching football for a long time. I'm just saying, it's a fucked up way to do things. No other pro sport has this same mentality, and I hate it. I guess since you understand everthing and it's all cool with you, then you would be fine with it if they just called the league office and said, "you know, since we clinched, we're just going to practice for the next couple weeks, and not show up at all for those last two games. Just mark it down as a forfeit for us. Oh, and tell any angry fans that bought tickets that they just don't understand football."
If they aren't going to play every game to win, then why show up at all?
Why don't you call up all the fans who came out in the snow and rain and paid $100 bucks to see their team who were booing for the whole last quarter how it works and how dumb they are for being upset.
Sitting players "just in case" is a douche bag move anyway. It isn't like all these guys were certain to be injured if they played them. Play the game like it is supposed to be played is all I ask, and get the best teams in the playoffs.
Here's another question for everyone: Next week the idiot Jets are playing the Bengals, who are in a position where they might do the same thing the Colts did, depending on how the situation is when that game is played. Is it fair to you that this **** team is going to be playing in the playoffs simply because they had two free games? Is that understandable and okie-dokie with everyone? Would it be okay if your team was the one who gets pushed out because of this idiot strategy?