What do you call a Dan Wetzel playoff piece with a disclaimer like this?
I could be wrong, though. I could be completely wrong.
Why, promising, of course.
And it lives up to it. I’m not sure what my favorite part is – the idea that after having eviscerated the ACC and the Big East, the Big 12 and SEC are going to turn right around and bail them out with an expanded playoff is right up there; the suggestion that the conferences potentially on the outs should apply political pressure is good, too – but this bit is quintessential Wetzel:
They should’ve been united in arguing that an eight-team playoff is inevitable. Once the four-teamer’s contract ends in eight to 10 years, the wildly successful playoff almost certainly will expand. As such, why not get out in front now, when there aren’t just four 12- to 16-team super conferences left?
There is nothing a ginormous playoff can’t fix in Wetzel’s world.