I wasn’t going to mention the fact that the NFL playoffs this season boast seven-loss and six-loss (with one tie!) teams battling it out this weekend to see who plays in the Super Bowl, but after reading this column, I can’t help myself.
Because having two mediocre regular season teams square off like that is teh awesome.
With three of the top four NFL teams during the regular season beaten in their first playoff game (all at home!), doesn’t it make the end of the college football season look even more ridiculous?
The current system is scheduled to continue for the next five years, but the NFL results last weekend should make quite a few people involved in the Bowl Championship Series want to change the status quo.
Dude loves his Cinderellas.
… The powers-that-be in college football are not dumb, just stubborn. They have always felt their sport did not need or have any room for the same stories that made the NCAA basketball tournament. Football wanted no part of Jim Valvano’s N.C. State or Rollie Massimino’s Villanova Wildcats.
But the times, they are a changin’.
The NFL has now gone this entire decade with only one No. 1 seed winning the Super Bowl.
In fact, while college football has arranged for their top two teams to meet for the championship each of the last 11 years, only once in the NFL since 1994 have both No. 1 seeds met in the Super Bowl…
I couldn’t have explained it any better myself.
And while we’re on the subject – RPI fever, baby, catch it!