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Sentiment for playoff expansion loses steam

Updated: May 20, 2003, 5:35 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Seemingly destined to be either toppled or tabled, as league officials and team owners assembled here Tuesday for a two-day meeting, proposals which would expand the playoff field from 12 teams to 14 nonetheless retained surprising support.

The unanimous vote of the influential competition committee, to recommend against the proposals, figures to carry significant weight. Historically, at least, owners are reluctant to buck the recommendation of the committee, which debates ...

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