Shorter Dan Wetzel: the same guys that are greedy enough to pursue a ruthless course of conference expansion were not greedy enough to pursue an enlightened course of postseason expansion that would have made them even richer.
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Conference expansion is the more conservative route and doesn’t piss off the bowl partners. That’s why they’re going that way as opposed to a playoff. Wetzel’s a numbskull.
It also respects the current revenue model for D-1 football, which is that the regular season trumps all.
As do all the serious proposals I have seen put forward. The “regular season” demise is great for fear mongering, but in reality is a tempest in a teapot. It is the first argument trotted out, but I have seen no credible evidence the threat is real.
As the old saying goes, there are none so blind as those who will not see. 😉
Back at ya.
Playoffs are terrible. Our society hates them. Every sport should follow D-1’s lead and just guess which team is the champion. In fact, let’s apply that logic to everything we do. Playoffs have clearly failed in D-2 and 3 football, basketball, baseball, gymnastics, softball, NFL, NBA, MLB. Playoffs suck!
Um… we have a playoff in D-1 football. You just don’t think it’s man enough. 😉
F#!*&@g BCS chicken-sh!t worms ain’t man enough to have a real playoff!
Playoffs aren’t the end all, be all. Arizona & UCLA are facing off tonight for the WCWS series. UCLA beat Arizona 2 out of 3 during the regular season, but that doesn’t count for much now, does it. But Washington won the Pac-10 by a whopping 3 games, they swept Zona and split w/ UCLA, but they got knocked out early. So their conference title didn’t help them much in the playoffs.
The message of playoffs is clear. Win ‘just enough’ to get to the dance, then turn it on. How anyone sees that as good for college football is beyond me.
Don’t forget NASCAR.
I might have to get the book to see exactly how a playoff is going to quadruple the revenue from the postseason…that seems like a bit of a stretch to me.
But then again, wouldn’t you also be making a 120 slices in that pie instead of 6 or 7?
…not to mention the huge chunk the NCAA would take
“It starts with getting some wideouts healthy and being able to run the ball.” -- Kirby Smart, The Athletic, 10/2/22
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