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SmashMouth 06-27-2012 02:49 PM

Playoffs.....Playoffs? We get Playoffs now?
BCS gets boot in favor of 4-team playoff

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The best way to determine a major college football champion seemed so obvious to so many for so long. Just have a playoff.
Now the people in charge of making that decision are on board, too.
Come 2014, the BCS is out. Playoffs are in.
A committee of university presidents approved a plan Tuesday for a four-team playoff put forward by commissioners of the top football conferences.
For years, the decision-makers had balked at any type of playoff because they said it would diminish the importance of the regular season. If only two teams had a chance to win a championship in the postseason, even one loss could be too many. That made for some high stakes regular-season matchups. As recently as 2008, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive proposed the type of plan adopted Tuesday, and it was quickly shot down.
Four years later, minds changed.
"It's a great day for college football," BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock said. "As soon as the commissioners realized they could do this and protect the regular season, the light went on for everybody."
The move completes a six-month process for the commissioners, who have been working on a new way to determine a major college football champ after years of griping from fans. The latest configuration is certain to make even more money for the schools than the old system — and it still won't satisfy everyone. Some will think it's too small and, yes, there are some who liked things just the way they are.
"There were differences of views," Virginia Tech President Charles Steger said. "I think it would be a serious mistake to assume it was a rubber stamp."
Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman was the most notable holdout. He had said that he preferred the status quo or a tweak of the Bowl Championship Series. Perlman said the playoff still wouldn't be his first choice, but he was not going to stand in the way of progress. After the commissioners presented their proposal to the presidents, it took the CEOs about an hour and a half to come to a decision.
"This is the package that was put forth and we will strongly support it," Perlman said.
Instead of simply matching the nation's No. 1 and No. 2 teams in a title game after the regular season, the way the BCS has done since 1998, the new format will create a pair of national semifinals.
The BCS has been a constant target for criticism. Lawmakers have railed against it. A political action committee was formed dedicated to its destruction. The Justice Department looked into whether it broke antitrust laws. Even President Obama said he wanted a playoff.
Now it's a reality.
No. 1 will play No. 4, and No. 2 will play No. 3 on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The sites of those games will rotate among six bowls. The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., is guaranteed a spot, and the to-be-determined site of the newly formed bowl created by the SEC and Big 12 is likely to be another, Slive said.

Read more: BCS gets boot in favor of 4-team playoff | Fox News

Danno 06-27-2012 07:22 PM

If you thought an entire month of arguing which 2 teams out of typically 3 maybe 4 was annoying, just wait until the media is arguing who should be that 3rd and 4th team out of what could be 8 to 10 teams.

This will NOT stop controversy.

SmashMouth 06-28-2012 04:38 PM

yeah... but we got PLAYOFFS!!!!!!

Danno 06-28-2012 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by SmashMouth (Post 415074)
yeah... but we got PLAYOFFS!!!!!!

Which will suck if your favorite team is in the SEC and ranked 5th, behind a couple mid-major weaklings who didn't play anyone.

mutineer10 06-28-2012 10:45 PM

I guess I like it better than the BCS, but I'm skeptical. Like Danno said, you can believe this will affect the rankings ... never again will you see #1 LSU, #2 Alabama, #3 Arkansas, etc.

So 1 SEC team & 3 chumps will be involved in a 4-team playoff, and the end result will be the same as the last 6 straight years (and 7 of the last 9).

Mardigras9 06-29-2012 02:34 PM

Won't change the fact that a SEC team remains the number 1 when it's all said and done.

QBREES9 07-02-2012 09:06 PM

So Big East Football is DEAD.

SmashMouth 07-02-2012 09:20 PM


Originally Posted by QBREES9 (Post 415938)
So Big East Football is DEAD.

The big who football? Lol

mutineer10 07-04-2012 10:46 AM

I personally love that Boise State, UTAH has joined the Big East. East of what, Nevada?

QBREES9 07-04-2012 11:32 PM


Originally Posted by SmashMouth (Post 415951)
The big who football? Lol

See DEAD !

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