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  Playoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Majors the singular term "playoff" is reserved for the rare situation in which two teams find themselves tied at the end of the regular season and are forced to have a playoff game (or games) to determine which team will advance to the post-season.
In each round of the playoffs, the teams remaining were seeded regardless of divisional or conference alignment, with the preliminary-round series being a best-of-three affair while the remainder of the series remained best-of-seven.
Playoffs are also used for relegation to the Eerste Divisie, the Dutch second football league.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Playoff   (4388 words)

 Playoff: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The division series is the official name for the first round of playoffs conducted in the sport of baseball....
(the four playoff spots reserved for the third-place teams were replaced by four wild-card spots - spots for the four teams with the highest regular-season point total but did not finish first or second in their divisions.
Football league one (often referred to as league one for short or coca-cola football league 1 for sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division of...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pl/playoff.htm   (5338 words)

 NFL playoffs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Football League (NFL) playoffs is a single-elimination tournament held at the end of the 16-game regular season to determine the NFL champion.
Currently, the NFL playoffs consist of 12 teams (6 from each of the league's two conferences) and ends with the Super Bowl, the league's championship game.
If teams are tied (having the same regular season won-lost-tied record), the playoff seeding is determined by a set of tiebreaking rules.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NFL_playoffs   (532 words)

 2005 Cincinnati Bengals Playoff Information - Cincinnati Bengals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Playoff invoices and an additional playoff ticket request form have been mailed to all season ticket holders.
Playoff parking was included with season parking purchased through the Bengals.
Playoff tickets, if available, will ONLY be sold after the sales process to season ticket holders.
www.bengals.com /tickets/05playoffs.asp   (441 words)

 News - Notes: Playoff bustle - Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals have sent invoices for playoff tickets to season ticket holders, Chad Johnson is talking about dusting off “The Ickey Shuffle” for the playoffs, Ickey Woods is comparing the 1988 Super Bowl team to this one, and the Bengals remind Archie Manning of this Colts team when it was on the verge.
PLAYOFF TICKETS: The NFL has instructed the Bengals to begin preparing for playoff games at PBS and the club has sent playoff invoices and an additional playoff ticket request form to season ticket holders.
But he’s readying it for the playoffs, which is when former Bengals running back Ickey Woods had his most memorable dances with three postseason TDs on the way to Super Bowl XXIII after the 1988 season.
www.bengals.com /news/news.asp?story_id=4832   (1164 words)

 National Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The four division champions from each conference (the team in each division with the best regular season won-lost-tied record), which are seeded one through four based on their regular season won-lost-tied record.
The first and the second seeds from each conference receive a bye in the first round, which entitles these teams to automatically advance to the second round, the Divisional Playoff games (even though the participants may be from different divisions) to face the Wild Card survivors.
For example, the Jacksonville Jaguars finished the 2005 regular season with a 12-4 record, but only qualified as a wild card team and thus had to face the New England Patriots, the AFC East division champions with a 10-6 record, at the Patriots' home field, Gillette Stadium.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Football_League   (5284 words)

 SI.com - Writers - Banks: Sizing up playoff field - Tuesday November 18, 2003 12:41AM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Playoff projection: Tony Dungy and Peyton Manning will get the chance to end their postseason funks, but I think they're going to have to win a road game to do it.
Playoff projection: Close but just shy of a first-year playoff berth is still going to get Parcells a bunch of Coach of the Year votes.
Playoff projection: The Packers have a schedule they can make up some ground with, but something tells me that blown late lead against Philadelphia is going to end up costing them a playoff trip.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2003/writers/don_banks/11/17/shots.week12   (1781 words)

I didn't like the Tekchrome format as much as the Wild Card Chrome format, (notice I didn't say Topps), but Playoff proved that they were definitely a player in the hobby market.
Playoff set a precedence in the bobby with this set.
Playoff did not stop there, they continued to come up with innovative sets like the "Contenders Tickets" and "SSD" sets that the hobby has just embraced.
www.jaysfootballcards.com /playoff.htm   (321 words)

 City payoff from Steelers playoff run listed as doubtful   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The truth, Humphreys said, is that most spending on playoff games is simply a shift of the same local dollars.
The result, Humphreys said, is that a fan spending money on playoff tickets won't be taking his family to dinner and a movie in Monroeville that weekend.
But for the playoff weekend, all 616 rooms in his hotel will be booked.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04350/427008.stm   (1111 words)

 FSU Intramural Sports: FAQ Files: Playoff Structure
Men's independent, women's, and co-rec teams select their playoff game dates and times at a playoff draw meeting conducted typically during the fourth week of the regular season.
Teams not in attendance at the playoff draw meeting will be placed into the bracket at random.
Once the bracket is set, no reschedules are permitted during the playoffs except in the event of inclement weather or conflicts created by the Intramural Sports office.
fsu.campusrec.com /im/faq/playoffs.html   (559 words)

 DelcoTimes - Toohey: Time to drop BCS and get a playoff
Division I-A football needs a playoff and it would not take long for such a format to rival the NCAA Tournament in basketball, which is the most exciting event in all of American sports.
The thing is, you can have a playoff system, where a true national champion is crowned, and still have the minor bowls that are a financial boon to the 119 colleges and universities that play Division I-A football.
The ideal playoff would be a 12-team format, with the top four teams receiving first-round byes.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=15850018&BRD=1675&PAG=461&dept_id=18170&rfi=6   (932 words)

 Merchants are cashing in on first playoff game at Qwest Field
Remember in 1995, when the Mariners showed us what playoffs were like, a lot of people here got that feeling for what it was like to be in the big time.
The first playoff game in Seahawks history was Dec. 24, 1983, in the Kingdome, when the Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 31-7.
Leiweke notes the immediate economic impact of a playoff game is not so much on the team itself, but on the surrounding community and fan base because the NFL sets ticket prices and shares revenues.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /football/206743_hawkbiz06.html   (1371 words)

 LovelandFYI- It’s playoff time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Patriots settled for a fourth seed in the AFC playoffs after a 28-26 loss to the Dolphins.
The Steelers, who are favored by a point despite being on the road, won 27-13 at Paul Brown Stadium on Oct. 27, but lost at home Dec. 4 by a score of 38-31.
That was the last game the Steelers lost, winning their last four to make it into the playoffs as the sixth and last-seeded team in the AFC.
www.lovelandfyi.com /sports-story.asp?ID=3465   (511 words)

 Playoff Paradigm, The - New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Now individual sports like golf, tennis and stock-car racing have realized that the playoff format can be viable - and lucrative - for their leagues too.
Such was the backdrop for the P.G.A.'s announcement this fall that it will institute its own late-season playoff series beginning in 2007, culminating in a revamped Tour Championship that will, in fact, crown a Tour champ.
Whether the excitement of a playoff format - and a purse that could be worth $10 million - will be enough to lure stars to the tee remains to be seen.
www.nytimes.com /2005/12/11/magazine/11ideas_section3-5.html?ex=1291957200&en=1d049deffbeb2fb3&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (413 words)

 2005 International Chorus Contest to feature chorus wild card playoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The chorus wild card playoff will be held on Thursday, July 7, in a venue separate from the Finals, and will be ticketed as a separate event.
Choruses qualified from chorus wild card playoff will be inserted into the regular pattern based on their previously requested riser configuration.
The chorus wild card playoff will be conducted in 2005 on a trial basis, and should not be considered a permanent change to Society contest procedures.
www.spebsqsa.org /web/groups/public/documents/pages/pub_id_063276.hcsp   (450 words)

 CNN.com - Masters playoff format is changed - Apr 7, 2004
Should extra holes of 'sudden death' be needed to decide this year's winner at Augusta National, the playoff will start at the 465-yard 18th instead of at the 495-yard 10th.
The decision to start a Masters playoff at the par-four 10th hole was made in 1976.
All but two of the Masters playoffs have been decided at the 490-yard 11th hole, Mize chipping in there for the 1987 title.
www.cnn.com /2004/SPORT/04/07/golf.usmasters   (364 words)

 PGATOUR.com - Mickelson survives five-man playoff to win third title of 2005
Brandt and Arjun were eliminated on the first playoff hole and Olazabal was out after the third playoff hole.
He was eliminated on the third playoff hole when he hit two balls in the water on 18.
Mickelson and Beem had pars on the first playoff hole to advance to the second playoff hole along with Olazabal.
www.pgatour.com /story/8356266   (865 words)

 PGATOUR.com - Thorpe wins in playoff
They parred the second playoff hole Monday, but Hatalsky opened the door for Thorpe's winning birdie by hitting his second shot into a bunker.
He forced the playoff with a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation.
He had a chance to win on the second playoff hole, No. 10, but his 12-foot birdie putt was just short.
www.pgatour.com /story/8477110   (509 words)

 The News-Herald - Extra Point - Week 10: Early Playoff Prospects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Only one team (New Hampshire) is safe for a playoff spot, as the rest of the contenders beat each other up on a weekly basis and more and more teams reach the four-loss mark.
Neither team is eligible for the playoffs, and three teams are ahead of both the Bears and the Bison in the Great West standings.
UNI had a huge win in a great effort against Youngstown State on Saturday to keep playoff hopes intact, but the Panthers will have a tough time keeping their name in the playoff field after this week.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=15497784&BRD=1698&PAG=740&dept_id=352954&rfi=6   (10311 words)

 DeFilippo endorses a playoff - The Boston Globe
Meanwhile, BCS coordinator Kevin Weiberg told Congress yesterday in Washington that it ''is possible to have a playoff at the Division 1-A level.
Between jokes about needing tickets for bowl games and remarks about more important matters they could be addressing, lawmakers on the House Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection -- which examined steroids in professional sports earlier this year -- made clear they are not interested in pursuing legislation.
Asked if a playoff would fly with university presidents, DeFilippo said flatly, ''No, not at all.
www.boston.com /sports/colleges/football/articles/2005/12/08/defilippo_endorses_a_playoff   (655 words)

 JS Online: Football's playoff picture develops nicely
Expansion of the Wisconsin high school football playoff system is one of those rare decisions in prep sports on which practically everyone agrees.
The expansion keeps Wisconsin near the middle in terms of the number of playoff teams around the country, according to a survey of playoff systems in other states, ranging from California (no state playoffs) to Indiana (all 309 football schools make the playoffs).
Assuming there are no dramatic shifts in population or other major developments, expect the state football playoffs to hold firm at 224 teams across seven divisions for the near future.
www.jsonline.com /sports/prep/aug02/68175.asp   (822 words)

 NFL.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Indianapolis has clinched a playoff berth and faces Miami Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Baltimore has clinched a playoff berth and faces Denver Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Minnesota has clinched a playoff berth and a first-round bye.
www.nfl.com /news/00playoffscenarios.html   (194 words)

 TSN.ca - NHL Playoffs - Canada's Sports Leader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Calgary outshot Tampa 17-15 on the night but were outskated until the final period of a game in which both teams looked to be fighting nerves and the choppy ice.
It was weary Calgary's 26th playoff game, tying the 1987 Philadelphia Flyers for most post-season contests in one year.
They took Game 5 in Tampa and then looked to have taken a serious option on winning the Cup with seven minutes left in the third period of Game 6 in Calgary, but an apparent goal off Martin Gelinas's skate was not counted because neither players nor officials saw the puck go in.
www.tsn.ca /nhl/playoffs   (787 words)

 USATODAY.com - Woods whisks to season-opening win in playoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Green exited the playoff first with a bogey at No. 18 as Woods and Olazabal made pars.
A three-time winner of the Buick Invitational, he shot 2-over-par 73 and tumbled to a tie for eighth with Garcia at 8 under par, two strokes from the three-man playoff won by Woods.
Mickelson and Garcia are frosty rivals of Woods, who ended up in a showdown and second consecutive playoff victory against a good friend.
www.usatoday.com /sports/golf/pga/2006-01-29-buick-invitational_x.htm   (997 words)

 Han wins Safeway playoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Han birdied the par-4 18th in regulation to force the playoff with Kane at the soggy Columbia Edgewater Country Club.
At No. 18 in the playoff, Han hit her approach shot within 4 feet, and Kane landed on the green about 80 feet from the hole.
Han beat Wendy Ward in a three-hole playoff at the Wendy's Championship for Children last year and lost in a playoff to Catriona Matthew in the event this year.
www.golf.com /gdc/news/article.asp?id=27483   (645 words)

 USATODAY.com - Mickelson erases 18-month win drought in Hope playoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For the second time in three years, Mickelson birdied the final hole of regulation at the Palmer course at PGA West to reach 30-under par and force a playoff, then birdied the first playoff hole to win the Classic.
Mickelson's playoff birdie denied Kendall a chance for his first career victory in his 294th PGA Tour start.
Kendall cleared the water in front of the green on the par-5 18th, but his ball landed in the rough to the front left part of the green.
www.usatoday.com /sports/golf/pga/2004-01-25-hope-classic-final_x.htm   (1454 words)

 College Football Encyclopedia - Southeastern Conference
The expanded league was divided into East and West divisions that year, with the winners meeting in a playoff for the SEC title.
Nearly two dozen national championships have been won by teams that were members of the SEC at the time they won their titles or before the league was formed, starting with Georgia Tech in 1917.
The Crimson Tide finished 11-0 in the regular season, beat Georgia 28-21 in the 1st SEC championship playoff game, and then upset undefeated defending national champ Miami (Fla.) 34-13 in the Sugar Bowl to earn their 10th national title.
www.footballencyclopedia.com /sechome.htm   (3049 words)

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