Premier County chiefs announced on Wednesday evening that they will not be supporting the revamp put forward by GAA Director General Pauric Duffy.
Tipp reached the All-Ireland semi-finals for the first time in 81 years this season but with a round-robin system proposed for the quarter-final stage, Browne feels the chances of a repeat performance would be diminished. Instead, he believes that a round-robin system could be introduced earlier in the season, in April or May, and fulfil an appetite for more games.
Browne is also against abolishing the provincial championships, acknowledging that a provincial title is still the Holy Grail for most counties. Browne said: “For the likes of ourselves, who haven’t won it in so long, it’s massive. The Waterfords, Wicklows and Longfords of this world, they would die for a provincial medal.
“Again, maybe it’s biased and you can only speak for yourself but for the likes of Kerry and Dublin, is a provincial medal worth as much as it was? Ulster is a minefield and there’s nearly a different winner every year and while Mayo got caught this year, up to that it was predictable.
“I’d like to see an open draw with a back door system then and liven it up but it’s all about revenue too and there are a lot of mitigating factors.”
Browne, however, is against Duffy’s plans to revamp the football championship – and hailed Tipperary officials for railing against them. He said: “I don’t see the merit in it for the weaker teams. Maybe we’re looking at it through rose-tinted glasses because Tipp and Clare are doing so well but I wouldn’t like to see a stage where you have to maybe win three or take three losses at that stage.”