Moar more

I don’t know the author of this little piece extolling the virtues of playoff expansion from Adam’s house cat, but it’s such a perfectly distilled expression of instant gratification, I just had to share it with you.  Here’s a taste:

The two games we had last week were not that great. Alabama defeated Washington 24-7 and Clemson throttled Ohio State 31-0. There were, however, some games that were absolutely amazing. And they were games that involved potential playoff teams. Those games were the Rose Bowl and the Orange Bowl.

In the Rose Bowl, USC defeated Penn State 52-49 on a last second field goal. In the Orange Bowl, Florida State topped Michigan 33-32 on a touchdown with less than a minute to play. Both games were absolutely amazing games. The only problem was, after the games finished both teams’ seasons were finished. It seemed backwards. Both games ending in dramatic fashion and that was the end of the season.

What if both winners moved on to play in a semifinal game? What if that game was just the first step of the playoff journey? I’m not sure about you but I would love to be watching both of them play again this week against two other teams. Why not expand the playoffs one more week? It wouldn’t be hard. The first playoff game could be played a week earlier and the season would still end at the same time.

I do believe this will happen. I’m not sure how long it will take for the powers that be to decide on it but I sure do hope it’s sooner rather than later. This college football fan had to live with one too many BCS years. We’re on the right track to fixing the system. Let’s go ahead and fix it right. I want more football and that means I want more playoff games.

Remember, kids, if it’s not a playoff game, it’s not really football.


UPDATE:  Clemson linebacker Kendall Joseph knows exactly where you’re coming from, bruh.

“From a fan perspective, it’d probably be awesome,” Joseph said. “But from a player perspective, we’re not feeling it.”



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11 responses to “Moar more

  1. 8 teams with at least 3 wild cards who likely would have little claim to being the national champion … NFL Lite, here we come. I can’t wait.


  2. AusDawg85

    Dear Kendall, you’re on scholarship, so shut up and play more football if we demand it.


  3. Cojones

    Why don’t you ask the four teams playing the close games how they feel about one more game? Betcha won’t get the Clempson answer.


  4. Patrick

    Shocking. Higher quantity of total games equates to higher quantity of exciting games.

    Next year, of course, the playoff games will be exciting and the other bowls will be duds, so he’ll forget that he wrote this article.


  5. Russ

    I agree. Grambling-UNCC game was a barn burner with Grambling winning 10-9 on a missed field goal. Grambling finished 13-1. They definitely belong in the playoffs.


  6. Dawgy1

    I support an 8 team playoff. That being said, those teams in the Orange Bowl and Rose Bowl shit their diapers and lost to teams in the 4 team playoff.


  7. CKS

    with the author’s logic, we should shitcan the entire season and just have a 12 week playoff.


  8. Castleberry

    Call me crazy but I thought playoffs were about deciding the champion. Seems like his winners had their chances earlier… Maybe he should go back and watch Florida St. / Clemson and pretend that was one semi-final. He could watch USC / Bama and pretend it was the other. Genius!


  9. Uglydawg

    OK. Castleberry, you’re crazy.
    Good post, though..I agree.


  10. CB

    On the quote from the Clemson player: of course they don’t want another round before the championship game. That makes it harder for them to win it all in this specific season. Ask the same kid the same question next year if Clemson ends up 5th and I bet he changes his tune. Better yet ask any player from Michigan, FSU, Penn State, or USC how they feel about another round of playoffs. None of the teams that get in want anyone else to get in as long as they’ve made it bc screw everyone else. More teams = more competition. That’s just logical. It’s also important to remember that all Clemson players play for a head coach that has taken some of the most egregiously hypocritical points of view in recent memory. Probably not much of a stretch to think that the dingleberries are falling pretty close to the Alpha Ox.