Point is, it ain't broken and I'm not sure what kind of self loathing Alabama fan someone has to be to be like man this BCS stuff is really messed up, let's hurry up and change it to something more random (quoting a playoff supporter who applauded that a playoff would at least make things more random) because I hate these results.
And, even the NFL regular season ratings are down this year following a 9-7 team winning the Super Bowl.
Until the FBS is "fixed", any playoff involving 120+ teams is merely to appease some fans. IOW, "I'm not really doin' nothing, but it looks good". Moving the problem around and fixing it are two different things.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you. - Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant
I still don't buy the "the regular season wont mean much" theory on the playoffs. Because there are no guaranteed spots the regular season is still VERY MUCH important. If we don't continue to win we will not be in the playoffs just like the BCS now. So what is changed? Only now we get a better title game because 4 teams have to PROVE it on the field against each other rather than say "our conference is better".
Most of the teams that have won the BCSCG would have probably won a 4 team playoff as well. So yet again, why is the playoffs so bad? I still say 8 teams is the best venture and we can't really go any higher so there goes the argument about "we have 4, now we need 8, then we need 16, 32, etc."
I cannot believe this debate about playoffs has gone on and not one person has posted a video of Jim Mora.
Architects do it with models.
Roll Tide Roll
I'll still sing it loud... need 5 conference winners (SEC, Pac12, Big10, Big12, ACC) and 3 at-large teams for an 8 game playoff. Hammer and 4 nails. Done.
“I know what it takes to win. If I can sell them on what it takes to win, then we are not going to lose too many football games.” - Coach Paul Bryant and I can see Coach Nick Saban agreeing completely.
I am not sure who will be in charge of the bowl system after next year, but you can bet the ranch however it turns out will be driven by dollars. I said before that the 4 team playoff will have a short life expectancy, look for the expansion to 8 teams within the next 5 years.
I have been a CFB fan for longer than a lot of posters on here have been alive, but the changes I see coming do not bode well for CFB unless turning it into NFL Lite is the motive. I will always watch Alabama and probably most of the SEC teams, but outside of that I have little interest in CFB anymore.
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