The cream always rises.

Just a reminder that expanded playoffs always lead to greater parity (and chaos!)…

… except when they don’t.

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41 responses to “The cream always rises.

  1. Russ

    Dammit Senator, don’t cloud the issue with facts!

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    • Previously Paul

      Exactly.. I’m sure the CFP, dozens of coaches and who knows how many college administrators have alternative facts they’d like to offer. Most are preceded by dollar signs.

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    • Down Island Way

      Russ…it’s not the Senator that has issues, it’s the facts that have issues….

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  2. Greg

    Outside of the top 4 teams, bowl games are DEAD 2 me & most everybody else…..expand’em, 8-16 or more, who knows the number.

    You don’t know until you know.

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    • Derek

      Why not a 128 team tourney that starts in September?

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    • mp

      People still watch bowls

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    • PTC DAWG

      I still like watching many of the bowls…maybe not every snap, but I enjoy one on in the background….

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    • Biggen

      I think bowl games were pretty bad even before the playoff to be honest. I barely pay attention to them before New Years Day.

      But no way any venue/TV network turns down a bowl sponsorship. That sweet money rolling in is just too good! It doesn’t matter that the product on the field is a 5 or 6 win nobody/has been. They money still spends the same.

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      • 32 bowls which is 64 teams, half the CFB teams, is atrocious. Get that bowl number down to around 20, they start meaning a little more with better parity. take away the stupid asinine inane tie ins. With a tad fewer bowls, make the days and times more better. Do all that, and it may not poop rainbows and unicorns, but it will be more entertaining and more interesting and better audiences in person and tv.

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    • Russ

      Honest question – what’s wrong with meaningless bowl games? As a CFB, I love watching the Vandals play the Thundering Herd (or whatever) in the Leonard Post Toasties Bowl. It’s football, it’s wrapping up the season, you usually see something crazy and I’m entertained. What’s wrong with that?

      I never got the complaint about “too many bowls”. That just means “too much CFB” which doesn’t compute for me.

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      • Greg

        Nothing if you like it, different strokes for…

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      • Previously Paul

        Coaches like them because it means they get to keep practicing. Works for me even if I don’t choose to tune in. However, some of those meaningless bowl games between two schools I would otherwise never watch have turned out to be very entertaining.

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      • Biggen

        That’s fine if you watch them. Its just hard for me to get excited to see a two 5 or 6 win teams play, well, anything.

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    • yea, f school, they dont school anyway, stop all pretense. F their younger bodies too. Who cares if they play 20 games.

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  3. Sweet D

    4/5 different national champions out of 6 years isn’t bad. I’m not sure if we promoted parity to the extent of scholarship reductions, that this ratio would improve.
    Now I don’t know what’s going on at the FCS level. That one’s an outlier.

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    • amurraycuh

      FCS has been ruled by North Dakota. They’ve won 8 of the last 9 titles. Although there have been 7 different runner-ups during that time.

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  4. shellbine

    Excluding the 2014 game, is there really an argument to be made that the best team did not win the championship in the following years? If so, why increase the number of teams? We are really arguing about which team should be the 4th team in.

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  5. theorginaldawgabides

    Should be five in FBS. Dammit.

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  6. miltondawg

    I used to be in favor of eight teams in. While as a Georgia fan I realize that it would mean a better chance to get in, I just don’t think that it is going to change much about who is and isn’t winning or playing in the championship game. The talent gap is so large now between the annual contenders and everyone else that adding four more teams isn’t going to change the ultimate outcome. Take a team like Texas, for example. They haven’t had a first round NFL draft pick in something like five years and in the last three years haven’t had a first or second round pick NFL draft pick. Throw out the Sugar Bowl against us as that game was meaningless. Texas couldn’t come close to beating a team like Alabama in a 1 vs 8 matchup.

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    • i really hated losing to Texas due to our team checking out and nothing else. Hearing “We’re back” made me a touch ill. Losing – you losing. Losing because your team checked out….ugh

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  7. TN Dawg

    Part of the disparity with FCS is that 6 former FCS programs are now FBS programs.

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  8. TN Dawg

    FWIW (and I know everyone here are just Yes Men), but Erk led the No. 9 team to road victories over 1, 2 and 4 on his way to to his first NC at GSU.

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