Championship game isn't needed if you play everyone in your conference during the regular season.
They lost to a 3 win team. Even with a conference championship, I'm not completely sold on the idea that the committee would put them in. How important is a conference championship? Is it enough to forgive a terrible loss? Their loss this year is worse than the VTech loss last year.
You think Bama will lose to Florida?
I think it'd be a 50-50 chance. UNC would have the conference championship, but they also have less talent (which the committee seems to consider) and a terrible loss on the resume.
It would come down to how much the committee values a conference championship. I think OSU would have the better resume compared to UNC, but the conference championship might trump that.
Another one bites the dust
Yankees/Red Sox is so overrated. First of all, college rivalries are always better than pro cause it's more about school pride than money. How can it be a rivalry if all the players are getting paid millions? There's no legit hatred when there's that much money involved. Secondly, the Yankees & Red Sox play each other a ton every year. There's no build up to the games since they play so frequently. There's nothing special about it. I never find myself compelled to tune in when they play. Plus their rivalry doesn't have as much impact on the sport compared to The Game, where the loser is almost certainly eliminated from the postseason.
4 teams is still the best way to go. I'm not going to change my opinion on that just cause it would potentially benefit the Bucks this year. Winning your conference should be absolutely imperative.
It should be 8 wins to be bowl eligible. I don't get how companies are making money from some of these games. If no one goes and no one watches, how are they getting any benefit out of this? Is the extra advertising really that important?
SOS is so overrated. To me, there's not that big of a difference between a #27 SOS and a #50 SOS, and it's certainly not so big that we should forgive a loss for a team with a slightly tougher SOS. An undefeated team with a #50 SOS should always be ahead of a one loss team with #27 SOS.
Yeah it was a terrible idea. They should always be on New Year's Day.
Watching the game today, I felt like part of problem was that it looked like JT wasn't dropping back much at all on pass plays. He'd take a step and that's it. I was surprised he wasn't dropping back more to get more room to operate. Just seemed odd and certainly didn't help relieve the pressure.
Canelo. Not sure how much Cotto has left and it's hard to judge from his last performance where he fought a guy with no legs. It's a shame Andre Ward got hurt. Would've been nice to see him as part of this card.
I'd be surprised. I chalk it up to it being a freak accident more than anything else. I mean come on, what are the odds of doing that to someone and it just happened to be a person who had back surgery. I feel just as bad for the mascot and don't blame it at all.
I don't know why they even do a coaches' poll once the playoff rankings start coming out.
The regular season matters way more than any other sport. There are a bunch of other reasons why CFB is the greatest sport, but I'd say that's my #1 reason. Other sports just feel like they're 100% business because they play way too many games and let too many teams in the postseason. What you're left with is a regular season that just feels like practice for the postseason. There's no reason to tune in for each game. In CFB, literally the national title is on the line every week. That's what makes it special. No other sport even comes close.
As long as it's not at AT&T Stadium, I'll be happy.
Why does everyone keep talking about Bama's SOS? At this point they've only played two ranked teams and lost to one of them.
Well so much for that being remembered as one of the greatest plays in CFB history. Should have never counted. Tough break for Duke.
The Outing. That's the "not that there's anything wrong with that" episode.
I also can't fathom how someone can put one loss Power 5 teams ahead of undefeated Power 5 teams. A close win against a mediocre team > a close loss to a good team.
Seems to be a theme from the past few years. Teams give it their all against the Bucks and then can't recover the rest of the season. It's kind of annoying because it makes the schedule look even worse.
Does it really matter? It's frickin early October. Who cares where teams are ranked? It's not like they're picking the playoff tomorrow. It'll work itself out in the end, like it always does. ESPN is just filling time slots.
No player deserves hate. It doesn't matter how shitty they play.
I bet most of these idiots just became "fans" last year.