I realize I’m likely wasting bandwidth with this post, but for those of you who earnestly believe an eight-team college football playoff will be the greatest thing since sliced bread, after reading this piece, do you honestly think the people who make the decision to expand are competent enough to invent a format that addresses all the issues raised by a bigger playoff?
I’m not. That’s not to say we’re not getting expansion. We are.
It’s just that they won’t be able to figure out a solution that works. Instead, they’ll flail around trying, in the end unable to ignore the one guiding principle behind another round of playoffs: but there’s all that money!
Eh, no big deal. They’ll just revisit things a few years later. Lather, rinse, repeat.