College Football Resource takes on Tater Tot, in what is clearly not a fair fight, with this wonderful post that should be read in its entirety.
This is the best part:
Any move towards a playoff only further weakens the very fundamentals of college football: a robust regular season punctuated with postseason pageantry. Our game is about celebration more than it is elimination. [Emphasis added.] It is at its heart a regional game, punctuated with highly dramatic intersectional affairs. At its heart it is about the week-to-week drama more than who is left standing at the end.
And his conclusion ought to be tattooed on the forehead of UF Prez Bernie Machen (by the way, Mr. Tot, if you’re going to quote someone approvingly, you might try to spell his name correctly) :
Any move towards a playoff is inevitably destructive instead of constructive. Look at the movement now, chastising the Rose Bowl. Clearly emotion has overcome rational thought. Emotion makes bad policy…playoffs are bad policy, and they threaten much of what is so fundamental to the college football game as we have for so long known it.
Well played, CFR, well played.