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Updated: March 16, 2006, 5:46 PM ET
By Chris Ramsay
Thanks for all the feedback on the NBA Wild Card Tournament idea. Reaction was enthusiastic ... both for and against. About a quarter of you thought the idea was "great." A handful of you "loved it" or said it was "brilliant." But many of you called the Wild Card playoff idea "horrible," "idiotic," "stupid," "dumb" and "retarded." So you see, we got a wide range of reaction.

The most common response on the positive side came from fans of teams like the Hawks, Bobcats, Warriors and Blazers. They said the 8-15 tourney would keep them interested straight through to the end of the season. Also, a lot of people liked the do-or-die aspect of the single-elimination tournament format and its potential for producing a Cinderella.

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