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Old 01-09-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: South Seattle Suburbs
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The problem is that everyone thinks the playoff games THEMSELVES have to be bowl games. They don't.

But you still don't need to get rid of a single bowl game. You just have the playoffs begin right after the regular season ends, around Thanksgiving. First round takes place that weekend, then the next weekend, the remaining four teams square off. Now you have your top two remaining teams, and you're still only in early December, at the most.

Everyone who lost in the playoffs now gets an AUTOMATIC bid to one of the big bowl games. Keep Rose, Sugar, Fiesta, and Orange as the "Big Four." Three of them host the six playoff losers, and the other one hosts the national championship between the two remaining teams. The national championship goes on a four-year rotating cycle among the bowls.

Meanwhile, whoever didn't finish in the top 8 can still go to one of the other 7,000 bowl games.
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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Without a national champion there is no point in playing the game at all.
I COMPLETELY disagree. Using that logic, conferences like the MAC and WAC might as well not even have football programs, because they'll never be in competition for the title. It IS possible to play for pride, and the love of the game.

But since most people insist on having a clear-cut winner, college football really needs to come up with a system that pleases the most people.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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Gnab's is probably the best idea I have heard in a long while.

To another post: you can't have the college playoffs going through Jan. and ending the first week of Feb. The simple fact is that is when the NFL playoffs run. They don't want to fight for air time and advertising dollars against the big boys.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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The problem is that everyone thinks the playoff games THEMSELVES have to be bowl games. They don't.

But you still don't need to get rid of a single bowl game. You just have the playoffs begin right after the regular season ends, around Thanksgiving. First round takes place that weekend, then the next weekend, the remaining four teams square off. Now you have your top two remaining teams, and you're still only in early December, at the most.

Everyone who lost in the playoffs now gets an AUTOMATIC bid to one of the big bowl games. Keep Rose, Sugar, Fiesta, and Orange as the "Big Four." Three of them host the six playoff losers, and the other one hosts the national championship between the two remaining teams. The national championship goes on a four-year rotating cycle among the bowls.

Meanwhile, whoever didn't finish in the top 8 can still go to one of the other 7,000 bowl games.
Alot of people are misinterpreting what I'm saying. I'm not saying that I'm not in favour of a playoff, but I'm trying to get some of the people who insist on it to realize why it won't happen, at least for a while.

Thanksgiving is rivalry week I believe, and how will you decide who gets in before the conference championships? Unless you do it after of course, then it's back to square one. The playoff games get in the way of the smaller bowls on TV, which would again as I said earlier, make the sponsors pull their names out. This isn't in the interest of the BCS

As for the "Big 4" bowl games, wasn't that how it worked? In 2005 when USC and Texas played in the Rose Bowl for the national championship, there wasn't a Rose Bowl game before that was there?
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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There is a big plus for the current bowl scenario.

All of those 60+ teams get an extra month of practice and that has to help for next year.

By going to a playoff, you would have to start the procedure soon after the regular season ends, and since only 2 teams are in the final playoff that means most teams lose out on that extended practice time .
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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I'm good with a plus one game. It's far from perfect but it's much better than the current situation and it keeps the bowl season intact. We also need to scrap the preseason rankings.
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