BigJake: Dafatone: Because you (and only you, of course) are breathlessly glued to every moment of a 4th quarter game between two 5-5 teams, right?I am if it's MY team, and so are the other team's fans
Slow To Return: downstairs: And I'm a casual LSU fan. I hated that they were thrown into the championship game just because of their record... rather than having to go through 1-2 rungs of a playoff bracket.1-2 rungs? Hell, did you SEE their schedule? They went through six or seven rungs.Again, I can't think of a more impressive body of work, at least going into the championship....
BigJake: downstairs: Maybe that's just me, and my experience watching every other friggin sport with a playoff system since I was 5 years old.THIS WAY OF DOING THINGS IS UNFAMILIAR, EXTINGUISH IT
IAmRight: boyofd: Which is my long-winded way of saying, I can't see how a 4-loss team is going to be included in an 8-team tournament.Because if there's anything the playoff field creep in every other NCAA sport has shown us, it's that the playoff field will stop at a reasonable level, rather than continually expand in order to maximize revenue.
A Fark Handle: umad: It is asinine to use subjective methods to determine who is better when we can just put them on the field together and let them objectively prove who is best or got the most breaks that day as only a fool would think that the winning team in a single game is always the best team and that randomness/luck have nothing to do with the outcomes of a football game and sometimes the better team loses.ftfy
A Fark Handle: and there even less information in a playoff bracket.
A Fark Handle: but at least all the casual sports fans will have another bracket to fill out and gamble on...
BigJake: Dafatone: "we're going to go out there, and we're going to win every single game, and we're going to... come in third!"You say that like anything that's not a title is a booby prize. It isn't. Winning a Rose Bowl is awesome. Winning a Sugar Bowl is awesome. Winning a lot of the mid-tier bowls is an accomplishment, if not awesome. In a sport with 120 teams those things are significant.Dafatone: EVERY OTHER SPORT (in this country) ends in a tournament.SO FARKING WHAT?
IAmRight: HeadLever: While you are correct there, at least we are moving toward allowing more inclusion into the NC game and this will (hopefully) reduce the possibility of having an undefeated team left out simply because they are not a traditional power.And simply because they played a schedule that 20 teams could go through undefeated.
GoodyearPimp: The drumbeats for "this new system is terrible" are already starting. The only universally acceptable system is the one that declares (my team) the champion of the universe doesn't depend on subjective voting.
A Fark Handle: Dafatone: /Man, an 8-16 team college football playoff would be AWESOME. Maybe it's not the most fair option. But it would be tons of epic.yeah for the general sports fans that are only casual college football fans and loves gambling and brackets, a bracket will be great entertainment for a couple of weeks (of course completely over shadowed by that other gambling event called the nfl playoffs/super bowl). but it won't add much for a college football fan that already follows every week. hell it probably will detract from my enjoyment. fark a 12-4 team being crowned "champs" over a 15-1 team. ugh, stupid nfl light.
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