- Dec 22, 2011
Miami would have been in the playoffs in 2000 under the current system. But I can't find a season in college football history where everyone said that the #13 team got hosed.
This is that fake equivalency garbage.
The argument to expand is NOT that any particular team "got hosed". It is simply that teams should PLAY for the championship, not some sh!tty bowl game system.
Do we REALISTICALLY argue that we need 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament, otherwise someone gets "hosed"? Hell no. If fact, the WORST team to ever win a national championship was #8 seed Villanova, thus one can logically argue that only 32 teams are "needed" for the NCAA Tournament to avoid "anyone getting hosed".
But, when people do NOT make the fake argument of "who gets hosed", and instead focus on giving conference champs a chance to play for the title (whether are not they are in the Top 4 or Top 8 or Top 16 or Top 32), then you have a fair and equitable system.
I'd prefer to see no "first round byes". Tournament of 8 or Tournament of 16. I'm fine with either one.
And enough of Dmoney's "best regular season in sports". It hasn't been that way in a long time. Almost every Power 5 team avoids playing other Power 5 teams in the early season. Two-thirds of the season is just same-old, same-old conference games. And the nonsense about "every game counts" went out the window when LSU won a title with 2 losses. And don't even get me started on the horror of all these "pre-arranged contractual obligation games" that have replaced the Bowl system. Yeah, #3 AAC vs. #5 SEC is soooooo fvcking "worth" hanging onto the craptastic system of a "Final Four and everyone else gets bowl games".
The magical myth of the college football regular season was destroyed in the last round of expansion. Now it is time to let teams play for the title, preferably in a Sweet Sixteen.
But, yeah, some guys are still gonna try to fvck that corpse of "every game counts". It's dead. Move on.