The fact that Bennett gets drafted in the 6th round while a piece of shit like Frank Clark goes in the 2nd round tells you all you need to know about the NFL. What a farce. This is precisely why I don't care about the NFL - aside from keeping tabs on what former Ohio State players do each week.
I'm firmly in the 4-team playoff camp, for a couple reasons.
1. The regular season in CFB is the greatest, most meaningful regular season in all of sports. If you lose, it matters. If you lose twice, you're almost assured to be out. There's a reason we watch every game so closely, because each result goes a long way towards determining your fate. The more playoff teams added, the more 2 loss and maybe even 3-loss teams (Ole Miss this year was what, 8th or 9th at end of season?) you'll have.
2. Conference Championship games will die. Sure, the CG can be a dull matchup a lot of the time, but it gives a team a chance at another quality win. Our 59-0 pasting of Wisky got us in the playoff this year, and the rest is history.
3. Length of season/ Wear and tear - Would you REALLY have wanted to see Ohio State play another game after beating the 1st and 2nd ranked teams in back-to-back games? At some point, guys are going to be worn out and hit a wall. More injuries will likely happen as well, not to mention the potential impact to the academic calendar.
4 is absolutely perfect! Sure, we might get stuck at 5th once year, in which case we'll all be furious, but there's definitely a big drop off between the 4th and 5th teams to the 7th and 8th teams, as we saw with Ole Miss, Baylor, etc.
I'd have to say 2010 gets the nod at #2, based on sheer talent. If not for a couple of awful quarters in Madison, that team very well could have gone undefeated and won the championship.
2012 was obviously great for a lot of reasons, most importantly the fact that it helped cleanse us of the filth that was the 2011 season. That said, I think the final 12-0 record somewhat overstates how good that team was. Certainly they got better throughout the season, and there were occasional flashes of brilliance (Nebraska, most notably), but I've watched several of those games over (Indiana, Cal), and it's amazing how limited they were offensively. The playbook consisted of Braxton right, Braxton left, the occasional deep bomb to Devin Smith and then Braxton scrambling after going through 1-2 reads. 2012 will always have a special place in my heart, but I think a lot of folks forget how much that team struggled at times, so I don't think they can reasonably be placed at #2...
I said this in the Skull Session, but it bears repeating. I am so proud to have had guys like Mike Bennett wear the Scarlet and Gray. Anyone ever spewing the outdated notion that "Urban only plays/recruits thugs" needs to listen to Michael Bennet or JT Barrett or Darron Lee or Evan Spencer in an interview. Not only are they all amazing athletes, they are all articulate and intelligent and unbelievable representatives of The Ohio State University.