Drag it out.

One little tidbit about this year’s CFP… it’s gonna be a long one.

Extra time to prep and extra time to recover from injuries might make for some interesting tactical decisions.

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UPDATE:  They’re spreading the New Year’s bowl games over three days this season.

“The Capital One Orange Bowl was presented with a unique opportunity by our partners, including ESPN, Capital One, the ACC, Big Ten, SEC, Notre Dame, the Miami Dolphins and the CFP, to play this year’s game on Monday, December 30 in primetime,” Orange Bowl Committee president José C. Romano said in a statement. “With other bowl games planned for the early afternoon window on January 1, this move enables our game to stand alone as the only bowl game staged on Monday night, when fans are used to viewing football games. We are confident this traditional start time will be a positive for both the out of town and local fans who attend our game, as well as the television viewers across the country.”

Bottom line, college football only has one real tradition now:  kissing Mickey’s ass.

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13 responses to “Drag it out.

  1. Tony Barnfart

    The whole season and post-season surrounds Saturdays and Holidays—-that is, until the biggest game of the year—on a cold, depressing, Monday night in January.

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  2. 3rdandGrantham

    I miss the days when Jan 1 was chock full of bowl games, starting with the Outback Bowl at 11 am, Citrus Bowl at 1 pm, followed by all the others including the Rose Bowl later that day. Now we’re looking at only 3 games on NYD, which is just downright sad.

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    • PTC DAWG

      4….noon to midnight..
      Outback Bowl
      Big Ten vs. SEC Raymond James Stadium
      Tampa, FL 12:00pm ET
      ESPN2 —
      VRBO Citrus Bowl
      Big Ten vs. SEC Camping World Stadium
      Orlando, FL 1:00pm ET
      TV TBA —
      Rose Bowl Game
      Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Rose Bowl Stadium
      Pasadena, CA 5:00pm ET
      ESPN Buy Tickets
      Allstate Sugar Bowl
      Big 12 vs. SEC Mercedes-Benz Superdome
      New Orleans, LA 8:45pm ET
      ESPN Buy Tickets

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  3. doofusdawg

    Local Orange Bowl fans… lol.

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  4. Otto

    I actually like this, spreading the games out so I can watch them with New Years Day still having big games.

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  5. Ricky McDurden

    For what it’s worth, UGA will be a week into classes by January 13th. If I recall, Bama had yet to even start class when we played them in the Natty a couple of years ago.

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  6. ugafidelis

    I hate this stupid Monday BS.

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  7. chopdawg

    Damn, we got time for a whole ‘nother round of playoff games!

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  8. stsbms

    I wish we had 15 days prior to playing Bama for the National Championship. I still question how much fatigue played a role in the second half collapse after playing an emotional overtime game in California and returning to Athens at 4:00AM or whatever it was.

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  9. Hogbody Spradlin

    Soon the college football playoffs will last as long as the NBA playoffs. And if the NBA ran World War 2, the Germans and Japanese would still be in the running.

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