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What was Saban supposed to say? Don't we remember how Jim Mora was viewed for he said. Put it this way. If you heard that your job could be downsized (fired) in a year or so, and you were looking to (possibly) leave your job for better one, and your boss heard the rumor, and asked you if you were going to leave, which way would you answer: A.) Yeah, boss. I am looking to get out of here soon, if the offer is right. But if I don't get offered that job, I would love to stay here. *or* B.) I don't know what you are talking about. I am committed to staying here. Oh, that. Just a rumor. I don't know about the rest of you, but almost everyone I knew in this situation first answered B.) and then gave two weeks notice shortly after the new job offer came through. Just my view on this thing.
posted by Dikky Moe at 01:23 PM on January 03
Ghastly, I think a playoff system would be great from a pure football standpoint, but you hit the nail on the head. MONEY! The raging debate regarding an extended playoff season would be, who plays who, and most importantly, who's stadium. Some of the other problems I see would be: 1. Dilution of the big regular season matchups. Would last night's USC game(or other big matchups) matter as much if both teams were still assued of being in the playoff mix, win or lose? I loved some of the games this year, in which there was more at stake. 2. Money. The powers that be won't let go of the millions as the system currently stands. 3. Not fair to fans. Trying to follow their teams around the playoffs on short notice would be difficult, as well as financially difficult. How would attendance be at some of the playoff games if the fans only have a week to plan a trip cross country. Bowl games are scheuled in advance, giving people a good chance to get there. (Airfare, hotel, etc.) There are other things, but the only improvement that would realistically happen would be a compromise, instead of a complete overhaul.
posted by Dikky Moe at 11:01 AM on November 26
I think there is a solution, along the lines of what livewire said that would satisfy almost everyone. Leave the BCS rankings and other polls as they currently are. The only change would be to use two of the New Years BCS bowls by having #1 vs. #4, and #2 vs. #3. The following week the winners play for the championship. For those of you that thing you need 8, 16, or whatever teams, you are missing the point. No matter how many teams you pick, the teams that just missed getting in will be unhappy. Just look at March Madness. My point is, you can't please everyone, but a 4 team bowl playoff, would just about include the top teams every year. If you have a year with 3 undefeated powerhourse teams, (sorry Boise State, weak schedule), problem solved. Look at the rankings as they are now, and apply my proposal. I think it looks pretty good. OSU, Mich, USC, and Florida all have a shot. Then again, I may be wrong. Just my $.02.
posted by Dikky Moe at 10:11 AM on November 26
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