Links: Would second wild card be exciting?

With the reports of a second wild card being a likely possibility for 2013, The Common Man dug through the archives to see how "exciting" the battles for the fifth-best record would have been through the years. He found that a lot of races would have come down to the wire. While I do think it's worth pointing that since many of those teams involved weren't actually in playoff races and thus not always playing their best lineups or resting players and so on, I think we can take this away: Whether you have four playoff teams or five or six or seven, there will always be a tight "race" for the final spot.