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To many sportswriters who have followed English Premier League soccer in any capacity, the holy grail is promotion and relegation.
United States sports leagues, for a wide variety of reasons, do not allow its teams or franchises the ability to get “promoted” to the top flights of their professional leagues. That’s largely to protect the teams at the bottom, which can stink as much as they’d like, but will still share in the profits of the league.
In the EPL, however, the teams that finish in the bottom are “relegated” to the “Championship” division, and the teams that finish on top get “promoted” to the EPL.
Many sportswriters have tried, and failed, to devise a promotion/relegation system for a variety of pro sports. But I think where it could best work is in the worlds of FCS and FBS football.
Hear me out.
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