Tuesday, January 02, 2007

None of you ever knew George Gipp. He was long before your time, but you all know what a tradition he is at Notre Dame.

College football needs a playoff system.

I say that every year but once again I'm incensed that the stupid BCS system got it so wrong. I watched the USC/ Michigan and Boise State/ Oklahoma game and it was pretty clear that both Michigan and Oklahoma were hugely overated and probably had no business in the premiere bowls they landed.

The college football BCS title has become a joke. It's built on a system in which only the same 10-15 teams will ALWAYS be in the title game. There is zero chance for a Cinderella under this system.

The NCAA needs to lose it's fear of Notre Dame and force them to either join or form a real league. Yes they (Notre Dame) will lose $$ but college football stands to lose fans.


Don Snabulus said...

A 8 or 16 team playoff with the semifinals and finals being called bowls would work. The rest of the teams can be rounded up into other bowls as it is now.

I have no idea what the advantages or disadvantages of Notre Dame being an independent are. I guess they get their own free ticket into the BCS which is pretty dumb.

Dean Wormer said...

I guess they get their own free ticket into the BCS which is pretty dumb.

I think that's it exactly. They're able to set up a schedule specifically geared towards SOS. That - and the traditional high ranking they place in AP and Coaches polls just because they're Notre Dame - automatically puts them in the BCS mix.

A team like Boise State should've had a chance at a national title and would've under any reasonable playoff system.

Overdroid said...

Boring. ;)

Anonymous said...

At least Basketball season is finally here. Oregon is 13-0 with a win in Cowvallis; we can forget about this football season.

Dean Wormer said...

Good point! Go ducks!