i wanted playoffs but i didn't mean these playoffs....you folk are to funny.
that is all..
Pops, did you just get chipped out of the glacier? We've had a playoff for over fifteen years now. It just grew by two is all. Not enough for some of us who from the beginning have been saying we need an eight team playoff. Our tunes haven't changed for fifteen years. Pretty consistent and simple thoughts we eight-team and above proponents are having (because we are pretty simple people ).
"I spent half of my money on booze, women and gambling. The other half I wasted."
-- W.C. Fields
This is a step in the right direction. I don't like the selection committee...id rather just take top 4 of the bcs rankings...but a step in the right direction. 8 would be better....and I actually still like this idea... http://www.huskermax.com/vbbs/showth...l-Playoff-Idea
But this is good. History was made today.
This (or an 8 team) playoff really solves nothing because it's still essentially predicated on the BCS, which people claim is flawed.
It's a step in the right direction at least. Old people run college football. They are very slow to change.
The playoff is ALL about money and very little about the student athlete or "fairness" (as evidenced by the B12 and SEC wanting a chance at two pieces of the big pie).
This isn't anything new. The sport has always been all about the money. We live in America ....
I could support a playoff (but not enjoy it) if you actually addressed the real underlying problems, such as the disparity in the conferences, the fact that the currently proposed systems don't really "decide it on the field" and the too long football season.
There's disparity in every sport. The road to the playoffs in the NFL is a lot easier if you're in the NFC west than the AFC North...
Break up the existing conferences, drop the bottom 36 or so teams, form regional super conferences that only play in conference and then have the winner of each go to an 8 team playoff that's played at a neutral site. That's the only serious way to address what people claim are all sorts of fatal flaws in the existing system. Anything short of that is going to hurt CFB far more than it will help it.
I don't see how this is hurting college football at all. It doesn't solve every problem, but it's a step in the right direction. I honestly never thought this day would come. I'm glad to see the BCS people using the word playoff with enthusiasm. I like your system and it may eventually get there but it takes time.
I enjoy seeing two teams rewarded for building a strong seasonal resume much more than watching the right team/system get hot at the end.
That's far less likely to happen in this scenario than in the NFL. This happens in the NFL quite a bit. The last two seasons in fact with the Packers and the Giants. I myself don't really mind this, because I just enjoy watching tournament sports. Regardless, this is very unlikely to happen in the current BCS playoff model (that sounds weird). I don't really think you can argue that LSU Bama Ok St or Stanford (the 4 teams who would most likely have played in a playoff last season) "got hot near the end last season."
Why should someone get the home field? Why not? They earned it. People like to say a playoff will make the regular season meaningless. Now, of course that's just a stupid and desparate argument that really needs nothing to refute it. BUT if say there was a late season game between two teams that already pretty much knew they were in a playoff (the doomsday scenario that thill and others point to) there would be a massive incentive to win that game. Let's say it was Florida v. LSU. You think either of them is going to rest players and take the chance that they may have to travel to Columbus or lincoln in the middle of december? Hell no.
exactly...the argument that teams would rest players is ridiculous...in a sport where 1 loss (whether at the begining of the season or even more so at the end) could cause damage, you are not going to have teams "taking it easy"..especially in college football of all things, where there is more being taught than the game of football...College football is far more passionate on an "team" level than the NFL, you have Seniors playing their last year, traditions to live up to, etc...the notion of not playing hard all the way through the season is absurd
There will never be a true champion! Absent at least 16 or more competitors, it will always be dependent on a bunch of biased selectors! No way everybody will agree that anyone so selected is a true champion! NCAA is wasting its time on this.
I want to see a play-off that teams qualify for by winning their conference championship--that means only the SEC champion, all the other SEC teamsk, like all the other non-conference champions and all the independents can go to the Sun Bowl or Boise or some place else for their reward. If it is only four teams, we don't need polls, computers, coaches voting, just the conference champions from the Big, pac 12, sec, and big 12 or ACC (maybe with a play in game); it is goes to eight, East, CUSA, Mountain West or whatever it is in the future, and ACC or Big 12. regular season conference champs only. This validates the season and provides a real champion.
Yeah. why should a conference ever get more than one team in the playoff. Just because there are lots of good teams in it? We need to force all the good teams to start new conferences loaded with weak teams. That will balance out college football and end SEC domination. I think Nebraska ought to help start a new conference the "midwest conference" and invite: Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Kansas, Kansas State, Colorado, Colorado State, Air Force, and Missouri. That's 10 teams and we should eventually be able to win that conference and make the conference champions' playoff everyone seems to want.
This is stated exactly right. A team has to win its way to the conference championship and then win that game to advance. In other words, do it on the field, not in the polls, the minds of friendly coaches or journalists, or in discussions among SEC officials.
And of course all conferences are created equal...thus the SEC gets one entry just as any other conference does. I do think this will break up the SEC as teams in that conference will find a weak sister conference to join. Maybe a good thing. I join hope not many of them flock to the BIG...it's tough enough being the 5th best team.