College playoff is a sham!

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Alex1939, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. dg1979us

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    The point of switching to a 4 team playoff was to add more games that people will watch on TV. College sports is about money before anything else.

    Plus, this year will likely be an ananomly. Most years of the BCS, did you think there were more than 2-4 teams that deserved a shot? I did not. The argument was typically between 2 teams about who would get the 2nd spot, not about 5 teams who would get the 2nd spot. It sucks for TCU and Baylor yes, but most years are not going to produce 6 teams with one loss or less.
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  2. GoT

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    6 is perfect in that 2 teams get byes meaning in all likleyhood there would only be 2 extra games for any of the teams. I guess every now and then a team would play 3 games in this format which would be at most 15 spread over what 20 weeks
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  3. Alex1939

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    I thought the only year the BCS didn't work was the year Auburn was left out. Otherwise the formula was simple. Go undefeated from a major conference and you are in the title game. Have a loss and you've lost any right to complain, your fate was determined by a mathematical equation.
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  4. dg1979us

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    I mostly agree, though I think Ok St had an argument over Alabama the year Bama and LSU had a rematch, but mostly I thought it worked out. But honestly, I think this is going to be the same way. Most years are not going to have 6 teams with one loss or less. And while I wouldnt be opposed to having 6 teams, I do think the regular season suffers if you go all the way up to 16.
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  5. Hormesis

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    If there was a championship game involved in TCU/Baylor it may be different. Think they are thinking about that now? A championship game shows an undeniable victor. I am not sure what you are missing here.
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  6. Big TT

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    Why would it be shortened?
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  7. Big TT

    Big TT Annoying the LEFT...it's what I do.

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    and that is a problem how???
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  8. 8and8

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    I like the idea of 8 and maybe even 16 but it is true that if you guarantee conference winners a spot in the playoffs, it definitely will take away from the regular season out of conference games.
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  9. Alex1939

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    What are you trying to say here? That there is no chance TCU or Baylor is better than Ohio State?? Uh, wish we could see it played cause I'd take TCU or Baylor in that bet.
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  10. The Hammer

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    Maybe they should make it like basketball where it seems like almost every team gets in.
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