I love this idea

Fourteen teams in the NFL playoffs? Bill Simmons knows this is one idea that needs to happen.

Updated: January 10, 2006, 2:39 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

When disgruntled Chiefs president Carl Peterson announced his proposal to expand the number of playoff teams from 12 to 14 this week, here was my first reaction:

"Sour grapes, buddy! Maybe if your guys had decided to tackle Tiki Barber two weeks ago, you wouldn't be complaining about missing the playoffs! Hey, here's an idea -- spend more than 20 grand on your receiving corps next summer! Do you want some cheese with that whine, buddy?"

Five seconds passed. The lightbulb started flickering ...

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