Pondering Mike Leach’s 64-team football playoff, Graham Watson dishes out a “just shoot me” thought:
Let’s just stop and think about this for a second. Work out in your mind the nation’s top 64 schools, including several from the nonautomatic qualifying conferences. This really isn’t much different from choosing teams for bowl games minus six schools. Would it have been fun to watch LSU play UCLA in a first round game? Perhaps if you’re an LSU fan, but otherwise probably not. Upsets aren’t as common in football as they are in basketball so those early matchups might not be as attractive.
Still, it’s an intriguing prospect if for nothing else than excitement. March is one of the best times of the year for college athletics. Doing something similar in football would generate the same type of excitement.
Less upsets plus boring early matchups equals playoff fever. Oy.