They just need to cut back the number of bowls, like maybe 25 bowls instead of 40. I think people will always want to tune in to the better games around New Year's. I also think guys sitting out will be few and far between. There's not that many guys in a given year where they're a slam dunk pick. Guys that are mid round projections would still want to play to enhance their position. If I was in their position, I'd just take out an insurance policy and play in the bowl. Odds of getting hurt are so small.
If the drafting team wanted to, they could pay him first round money regardless. The contract's not signed right away so it's not like the money is set in stone.
there's always dancing with the stars
So he goes from no experience to the top gig? Seems kinda strange.
Agreed. That's the problem with professional sports. Excessiveness creates disinterest. I guarantee you the World Cup wouldn't be such a big deal if it was held every year.
That's why college football is a better sport than basketball. You can't suck for part of the year and get hot at the right time and make it into the playoff. You have to be good all year. The regular season actually means something in college football.
and Tennessee and Georgia.
NBA would be a lot better if the regular season was 40 games and the post season was just Best of 3 series. The fact their playoffs take 2 months to complete is a joke and is why I never watch it. That's more than half of CFB's regular season length.
These constant game stoppages are brutal.
We'll all be sick of these ads by the end of the day. They're probably going to show the same ones all tournament long.
Every month of fall is way better than any other month for sports.
Hoke is becoming the Charlie Weis of coordinators.
Maybe for some, but I think everyone knows where Zeke played.
I think Weber can be that guy
ESPN hype train maybe? I'm not saying these rankings are all right. I just think OSU definitely should still be in front of PSU.
3 losses vs. 2. So yeah, OSU should be ahead of them.
The performances in September are much more important to me than bowl season. I always thought conference records in the bowls were vastly overrated. Certain teams have unfair home advantages, guys are hurt or suspended, and a lot of players simply don't care about the bowl game. In September, teams are usually at full strength and still vying for a playoff spot. So I'd say the regular season non-conference slate is much more indicative of how good a conference is.
Can't they just say "yeah he's hired, but it's not effective until April"?
I think the group of 5 comment having absolutely no chance at the playoffs is BS. If Houston went undefeated this year, I definitely think they would have been in the playoffs. It's very difficult, but not impossible. You just have to schedule at least one top 10 caliber team out of conference and go undefeated.
Still seems like a tough schedule overall, which I think is a good thing. 11-1 against that schedule definitely would still get in the playoff.
They may have improved, but I think their awful schedule during this run has had just as much to do with it.
The Game wouldn't have been nearly as important with an 8 team playoff. So I still think 4 is best. I also think more than 2 rounds is simply too many extra games for teams to have to play.
Maybe, just maybe, these "flagship" schools are just better at football and that's why they have less penalties.