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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    The deed is done and it's not the end of the world. All the arguments on both sides have been made. Everyone is locked into their view. Personally, I'll roll with it. The fact remains that the game we all loved is going to be changed forever. The regular season won't be watered down so much by a four team playoff but at 16 teams, the thrill of every regular season game is gone, because the upset factor is lost. That's what made college football so special...to me at least. If not, I'll be pleasantly surprised. If so, I'd be shocked if the condescending posters here will second guess their opinion.

    Now, if you can't respect that, what can I say? I respect the opinions of those wanting a playoff. That's what a message board is for right? To express opinions. To discuss. Maybe learn from someone else? To consider options? But some of you, pull out the smug condescension card as if those on the other side of an opinion are idiots, not true fans, dinosaurs, blue hairs, or "cute and small". That tactic is so boring.

    We will all see if this is the utopia it is being spouted off as being. If it is, great. If not, big deal, I'll find other things to do on a fall Saturday. I'll tune in when the games matter. But the early season non-conference games are absolutely going to snorefests once it expands to 16 teams. Oh well, we will have two weekend days of NFLesgue "excitement".

    Enjoy. The law of unintended consequences usually winds up biting the smug in the arse.
    Agree for the most part. With 4 teams the regular season games won't be hurt as much as with 8 or 16 teams. With that many teams getting in any #1 vs. #2 or #3 matchups near the end of the season won't nearly matter as much because both teams will make the playoff anyway. Might even have some teams 'rest' key players knowing they'll be needed for the playoff run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskerGene View Post
    Agree for the most part. With 4 teams the regular season games won't be hurt as much as with 8 or 16 teams. With that many teams getting in any #1 vs. #2 or #3 matchups near the end of the season won't nearly matter as much because both teams will make the playoff anyway. Might even have some teams 'rest' key players knowing they'll be needed for the playoff run.
    In a 4 team playoff...the likelihood of being able to absorb a late season loss and still make the playoffs is going to be extremely rare.

    If (when) they get to 8 team playoffs now you're talking about home sites...and seeding becomes paramount...again virtually eliminating the idea of "resting players".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Pelinis Gum View Post
    If they ever expanded it into a 16 or 20 team playoff, I think the 2 or 3 non conference games at the start of the season would go bye-bye. Youd start from week one with conference play, or maybe have one high profile non conference game. Id say theres plenty of fodder stuffed into the schedules anymore, that scaling back the warm up games would be somewhat of a must if the playoffs expand.

    I personally think they would never expand beyond 16 teams..simply because of what you would have to change during the regular season scheduling wise (you would have to eliminate a good amount of non-conf games). With 16 you could possibly eliminate 1 or you could keep it as is...like I said in my above post in a 16 team format only 8 teams would have the opportunity to take part in a 14th/15th game (which is still as many as some I-AA teams play) and only 4 would push it to the possible 15th/16th game and 2 take it all the way to 16/17 games...still highly doable...however I will concede that I understand why some would think this is too much, so in that case you eliminate 1 non-conf game and you can drop those #'s back one game, throw in some other exhibition bowl games for teams that did not make the playoffs and they are still playing the same amount of games they are now. The regular season still remains HIGHLY meaningful and in reality puts more meaningful games on the plate the further you get into the season.
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