Being a slam, they have every fucking right to do whatever they want.
The pros are financial. Seeding them #3 and #4 would assure the were on opposite sides of the draw, upping the odds of both of them being in the tournament at least into the semis. (No guarantee of course. Look at last year.) That increases the rates that can be charged to advertisers on American TV. Basically, the longer they're inthe tournament, the more money the tournament makes. (This does assume the tournament is going to sell out every match from the 16s onward anyway, which they will.)
The cons? It LOOKS like they'r being seeded higher to to increase the odds of the tournament making more money. Not entirely _______ with the tournaments position as a sporting entity.
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Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.