This all goes back to the strength of conference and the caliber of teams one must face each week within conference, IMO.
Yea, but, competitiveness will drop off some when/if a bigger playoff schedule is incorporated.
KNOWING you can lose a game or 3 maybe, will indeed take some of the heat away from games
such as Oregon vs Stanford, Bama vs LSU etc etc.
Sort of like the NFL when you lose games to another Division.
So what, it makes no difference when it comes to the play-offs, well sort of.
College football is THIS fiercely competitive b/c you have to play your best every single Saturday,
or face the consequences....Chicken Bowl.
I am ok with a 4 team playoff...if you go past that you would have to start the playoffs in Nov....and in reality I dont see any scenario where the # 8 team in the country deserves a shot at the title
Ok let me change the subject. How do you guys feel about all the Bowl games now. Chicken Bowl would be an upgrade over many of these games that seem to start at the beginning of December. There are so many obscure bowls named after a myriad of sponsors pitting almost any team with a .500 record against somebody else equally bad. Watching post season college football used to be special, now even the Orange, Peach, Cotton and Rose Bowl have cheap sponsor names attached. Ok rant over...
Condolences to y'all 'Who fans (and all SEC fans) on the passing of Joe Dean - the LSU AD who brought Saban south. Joe's probably best remembered as a basketball announcer for his mellifluous call of "Straaang music!" when the ball swished the net. There was one game in particular when he almost went hoarse from saying it, when Pistol Pete went off for 69 points in Tuscaloosa in 1970 (47 of 'em in the second half) against the Tide to set a D1 single-game scoring record that stood for some 20 years. Final was 'Bama 106, the 'Who 104.
wife: i love you so much honey, why do you duck hunt so much?
college football fan: i love college football, why do the polls never pick us?
wife: you love those dogs more than you love me and the kids!
college football fan: those voters love the sec more than they love us!
wife: don't you think you need to be more sensitive to the needs of others around you?
college football fan: don't you feel this system isn't sensitive to the style of play and quality of teams in our region?
wife: if you don't change......i'm leaving!
college football fan: if they don't put a playoff in place......i'm leaving!
wife: i love it......but i gotta change it!
college football fan: i love it......but i gotta change it!
apologies to the ladies!