I’d like to believe you, Bill Hancock, so why do I feel like…
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I also understand Bill Hancock has opened a beachfront property real estate agency in Hahira.
Just wait until we feel we qualify and another team with the same record is picked over us. And that will happen to all top teams enough that a cry for eight teams will resound.
I think it stays where it is for a while….they got a good thing going.
With 5 power conferences and 4 playoff spots, it is inevitable. 5 conference champions and 3 wild cards. Move 2 of the 6 playoff bowl games to the week after New Years. The 8 playoff teams play on New Years. The 4 winners play in the 2 bowl games a week later. Then the CFB championship game a week or 2 later. More playoff games to hype, more content for the networks, more money coming in. A big win for everybody except for the players, who will have a larger burden to carry. When it comes down to more money and the well-being of the players, the NCAA and schools will go for the money.
Yes they will go for the money expanding a playoff looking for money, which will diminish the real money maker the regular season. Leading college football down the path of NASCAR’s rising and fall.
Heard that prediction when it went to 4 teams selected. The evidence for that happening (diminishing the regular season) has not appeared.
Then why are there still tickets for sale for almost all the UGA home games? The bowl games were the first casualties of the play off and are now just trips and swag for the players like the participation trophies in youth league. Oh yea and after the second regular season loss your team is out of the race barring a total meltdown in college football. To say it made the game better is a joke.
Let’s imagine a couple or 3 years from now, a 2 loss team, say UGA, Bama or LSU, wins the SEC Championship. The playoff teams are S.Cal, Ohio St, Oklahoma and Florida St. The SEC is not in the playoffs. The pissing and moaning will be epic, people will be demanding an 8 team playoff.
And the committee will do it mostly because it will be controversial and knocking down the sec. majority of people want the sec to fade away. It also will be a narrative for us if we are the sec winner. All the “you can’t play for the title if you don’t win the conference” talk changed the very next season when the “we just need the best teams, those that are peaking at the right time”. Just media keeping things “fresh”.
I still don’t think our record hurt us as much as the how we looked in the UT game. It’s hard to bounce back from that ugly. That’s also a poster child argument for those that want the regular season to still matter. It certainly did that year.
People often demand things to fix a problem in the moment to find the solution they wanted has negative unintended consequences.
Hancock is a puppet for whomever is writing the checks, who believes he is sincere. Doesn’t matter what he thinks anyway, there are fans who don’t want to see more good CFB. As long as they don’t demand it, why fix it and make it better?
Time is a flat circle
“Your past is your ego and your future is your pride,” the senior safety said. “We’re focusing on the present. We want to have humility.” -- Christopher Smith, AB-H, 9/22/21
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