10:12 pm June 26, 2012, by Ken Sugiura
At long last, a four-team playoff for major college football has been approved. CineSport’s report.
June 26th, 201210:32 pm
The END of college football has officially begun
June 26th, 201210:34 pm
The big Rich teams will only get richer and the makings of basically a Semi-Pro Minor league for the NFL has begun.
June 26th, 201211:53 pm
meh. a plus one system that utlilizes the bowls doesn’t count as a playoff in my book.
institute an eight team playoff and be done with it.
June 27th, 20129:17 am
8-team or more playoffs, or bowl system with the split NC reinstated. Please no more of this “in-between” nonsense.
June 27th, 20129:40 am
FLJ…………They will screw this up so bad with a Selection Committee. It will still be a Big Boy Political Cluster F…
The SEC will be given more credit than it deserves and the smaller conferences will be still trying to get BIG money to compete.
Tech Fan Since 1950
June 27th, 201210:05 am
The new system is still a fraud. For one thing it remains outside the bounds of the NCAA which conducts football playoffs very successfully in all other divisions. The so called “Big Boy” conference teams have in the past and will still in the future make their living selectively playing teams from these lower NCAA divisions and teams within Division I that frankly are not and will not ever be very good. The “Big Boys,” or maybe you could say, “the Big Bullies”, do everything they can not to budge much. A real playoff in college football is what teams like Furman, Georgia Southern, Appalachian State, Valdosta State, etc. face every year.
June 27th, 201210:28 am
Just a starting point it going to change to be like FCS
June 27th, 201210:45 am
gtfan1951………..12 years of this JOKE will KILL the smaller schools and conferences.
June 27th, 201211:26 am
I agree with gtfan… its just a starting point. Once this goes through for a few years one of the big boys will get their feelings hurt by missing the 4 team deal and demand 8 or 16…. its just a matter of time. This will be good in the long run for I-A Football.
June 27th, 201211:50 am
Once this goes through for a few years
Its a 12 year deal. The soonest we can improve on this latest sure to be train wreck is 2026. At that point they will probably do something crazy like expand to 6 teams. 5150 is right. The greed of conference commissioners and total disregard for what fans want will eventually harm the sport.
This is similar to a local DOT widening a road by 1 lane, when everybody who drives to road knows it needs to be widened by 2 or 3 lanes!
To suggest, and now put in place, a four team playoff is a little absurd … when pretty much everyone who watches so much NCAA football knows that, at a minimum, the top 8 teams have a very realistic shot at beating anyone on any Saturday.
There’s going to be a “selection committee”? The powers that be have already said the NC game will go to the HIGHEST BIDDER. For those who believe there will not be $ or other bribes in selecting the 4 teams, well you’re a couple cans short of a 6-pack.
June 27th, 201211:52 am
Is it just me, or does the guy in the photo/video have crooked eyes??
1 4 GT
June 27th, 201212:47 pm
Do I have to say it? ESPN is driving the bus and it is heading for a verrrrrrryyy high cliff.
June 27th, 20122:15 pm
greeed will EVENTUALLY ruin the $port?…….more filler for e$pn…..
June 27th, 20122:18 pm
Right on 1 4 GT …….. and what conf did ESPN just sign the ginormous contract with? No wonder the 2011 “game of the century” on Nov 5th between Bama & LSU turned out to be a 2 game series for the NC! But who was better, they both went 1-1 in that series….
Also notice how the college world series, aired on ESPN, all but guaranteed an SEC team in the finals by loading one bracket with 3 SEC teams, with the non-SEC team being Kent-frigin-State! God forbid they split the 2 PAC 12 teams (UCLA & Arizona), that might mean no SEC would’ve made the final.
Hats off to the Arizona Wildcats for beating one of ESPN’s SEC teams!
June 27th, 201211:04 pm
Everyone has been clamoring for it, so here you go. Unfortunately it’s down hill from here. ESPN will drive the revenue and the NCAA will do…what they’ve always done. Bunch of…I won’t say it.
All of you people that wanted this can’t complain after a couple of years. Have fun now folks.
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