Number of championships is also ...
by Barney68 (2015-01-04 06:44:57)
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  In reply to: "The Super Bowl era" is frequently used as a benchmark  posted by ShermanOaksND

somewhat dependent on the number of teams competing. In 1960, there were 12 NFL teams so the likelihood of a championship in a random draw was ~8%. By the end of the decade, there were 26 teams and today there are 32. Thus it's harder to win a championship in any given year.

Quantitative measures can both clarify and obscure what is happening.


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