In this episode of Examined Sport, I look at Cesar Torres and Peter Hager’s article: “The Desirability of the Season Long Tournament: A Response to Finn.” Published in the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport in 2011, this article, as the title suggests, is Torres and Hager’s response to Stephen Finn’s “In Defense of the Playoff System.” While Finn defended a playoff system, in their article, Torres and Hager challenge that defense and offer arguments for superiority of the season-long tournament model over the playoff system.
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Related Links and Information:
- Examined Sport: Stephen Finn, In Defense of the Playoff System”
- Cesar Torres and Peter Hagar, “The Desirability of the Season Long Tournament: A Response to Finn.”
- Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, Vol. 38, pp 39-54.
- Stephen Finn, “In Defense of the Playoff System” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, vol. 36, 2009, pp 66-75.
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