“Any team with a pulse gets in.”

Because we all know that expanded college tournaments are a myth, like the Yeti.  And it’s not about the money if the NCAA runs the show.

Right.

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10 responses to ““Any team with a pulse gets in.”

  1. Dog in TN

    Why not make it all 300+, then the season could start in Feb.

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  2. Prov

    A football playoff would NEVER be like this. Just 8 teams. Really, I swear.

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  3. Puffdawg

    “Hamilton could not be reached for comment Monday, but he has spoken often in the past about the need for a bigger NCAA field. After FSU was relegated to the NIT after the 2007-08 season, Hamilton said, “When I look down the (NIT) field, there are a lot of teams here that are much better than at least half, or as good as half or better than half of the teams that are participating in the NCAA tournament. So that process is such now that it’s not the 65 best teams in the country.”

    Definitely would be no questions as to who the best 4, er, 8, er 16 teams were in I-A. I mean, to definitively settle the debate of who the best team is. I mean, to be fair and all.

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  4. rbubp

    Still better than paper champions, anti-competition people.

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  5. mdr

    You do realize that football is a much more physically demanding sport than basketball, right? Basketball teams can play 3 or 4 times in a week, sometimes even on consecutive days without much problem. In football, this is completely impossible. The only way to have a giant, out of control tourney in football would be to have a 10 game season, no conference championships, and the title game would be in February. This simply isn’t going to happen, guys. If you start with 8, you MIGHT wind up with 16 in a few years. Anything more than that would require a complete restructuring of the regular season and force football to continue well into spring semester which would interfere with many other sports. I read this blog daily and I have to say, this argument of yours holds no water, Senator. There is no comparison between the basketball tourney and what is being proposed by the playoff crowd in football.

    The thing that always blows my mind is that division 1-A (FBS) is the only level of football in America that doesn’t have a playoff system in place. THE ONLY LEVEL. From rec leagues to the NFL, every single level of organized sports in this country has a playoff system of some sort, EXCEPT for D1-A football. Would you have us believe that the paper championship that is handed out by the bowls and the BCS is somehow preferable to a playoff of any kind?

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    • In football, this is completely impossible. The only way to have a giant, out of control tourney in football would be to have a 10 game season, no conference championships, and the title game would be in February. This simply isn’t going to happen, guys. If you start with 8, you MIGHT wind up with 16 in a few years. Anything more than that would require a complete restructuring of the regular season and force football to continue well into spring semester which would interfere with many other sports.

      One more time: 1-AA goes to a 20-team format this season and will expand to 24 by the end of the decade.

      Impossible? I do not think that word means what you think it means. 😉

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      • mdr

        Yes, and those playoffs start when division 1-a is still playing regular season ball. As I said above, a playoff of that magnitude would require a restructuring of the current regular season and conference championship format.

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        • Yes, and those playoffs start when division 1-a is still playing regular season ball.

          Now they do. They didn’t start out that way.

          … a playoff of that magnitude would require a restructuring of the current regular season and conference championship format.

          No argument here. Why do you think I’m concerned about an extended playoff?

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