Judging from the number and intensity of the comments, yesterday’s post about Dan Shanoff’s observations on last weekend’s craziness struck a nerve or a chord, depending upon your point of view. So here’s some fresh bait to fuel the feeding frenzy:
- I got several e-mails about this piece at the Wall Street Journal. It makes for a good counterpart to the “if World War II were decided like the BCS” exercise I saw repeatedly last year.
- Dan Wetzel thinks Jim Delany is a puss for not pushing for a football playoff. Yeah, that’s it, Dan.
- To answer Jeff Schultz’ question, no. But I’d likely have a different answer if Georgia had qualified for a berth in a 16-team NCAA playoff.
- And if this isn’t the quintessential “you’re a moron for thinking a playoff would water down the regular season” line of thought, I don’t know what is:
… The argument against a playoff is that it would lessen the importance of games such as Iowa State’s 37-31 double OT upset over Oklahoma State, which was two victories away from playing for the BCS title before stumbling in Ames.
Maybe it would, but wouldn’t that be more than made up by the fact that additional teams would be alive in the national championship chase as the season winds down?
Just say “I like brackets”. In the end, it’ll make both of us happier.