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Old 08-03-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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This is a mock revamping (some would say gutting) of NCAA FBS Football as proposed by ESPN columnists.

Football Bowl Subdivision needs a makeover and ESPN.com has the downsizing plan - ESPN

Essentially, the readout is thus: It's time that the best stepped up and the rest walked. The top 40 teams should create a new FBS to keep the competition fierce, BUT the bottom feeders could be kicked out temporarily to the new lower pack and the best of the second-tier could move on up within a PLAYOFF STRUCTURE.

Admittedly, such a make up is in heavy favor to wealthy fan favorite teams (SEC anyone?) and is also best suited for television (which is too influential as it is), the playing field would be trimmed but some guys in the ACC and Big East would lose out on a chance to shine, to say nothing of the smaller time conferences. Still it makes for an interesting conversation.

You can vote at Sportsnation (look for the link on the upper right hand side) and the columnists will lead a chat tommorow at 1 with their two cents on the deal.
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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As someone said on another forum, why not have 60? 40 teams is not enough, imo.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Why not just let Florida, LSU, USC, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Texas create their own subdivision; then have everyone else play in the dark?
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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Iffin yer gonna get all snooty like that, at least add Penn State and Georgia
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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As a fan of a "non-BCS" (ECU) team I will be OK with this. Granted those 40 teams can only play each other. No more scheduling SW Ark St Technical university to pad stats.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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here are results

College football relegation mock draft - ESPN

cant say i am not surprised in both good and bad way
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Can't say I'm too surprised at some of those picks, a few though stand out that are just terrible.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:46 PM
 
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Iffin yer gonna get all snooty like that, at least add Penn State and Georgia
I sure nailed that top 6. So predictable. *yawn and stretch*
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:34 PM
 
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Can't say I'm too surprised at some of those picks, a few though stand out that are just terrible.
At least four off the top of my head. aTm, arky, tenn, UCLA. Mizzou? Really?!

For the upcoming season, that list would be dog****. It reaffirms my thoughts that ESPN is just a growing pile of dog**** as well.
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