Originally Posted by Drunken.Broncoholic
Ya but splitting the first 2 seems like a bigger impact than splitting first 2 in a 2-2-1-1-1. I know its the travel thing cause there's much more media etc involved, but seems like 3 in a row helps a team out.
it's more for the players than the media.
it was a way to somewhat reward them for making the title game.
while it can help the road team some it's not that big of a handicap. the best team in most cases is still going to win.
home advantage helps but any team worth a salt will be able to win at least 1 on the road and one at home.