The folks who run college football are at it again.
The plans range from a long-discussed "plus one" format — after the bowls play out, selecting two teams to meet for the national championship — to a heretofore undisclosed four-team playoff proposal that could expand the semifinals to preserve an annual Big Ten-vs.-Pacific-12 matchup in the Rose Bowl.
In the latter plan, the four highest-ranked teams at the end of the regular season would meet in semifinals unless the Big Ten or Pac-12 champion, or both, were among the top four. Those leagues' teams still would meet in the Rose, and the next highest-ranked team or teams would slide into the semis. The national championship finalists would be selected after those three games.
Only the guys running college football could cup up with a system that uses THREE semifinals.
A reminder: that is Jim Delany, grand advocate for "the student athlete," proposing another exhibition game so he can keep the Rose Bowl.— edsbs (@edsbs) April 4, 2012
I didn't think you could fuck up a plus one. The bar for stupid is now subterranean. Plz assist in finding it.— edsbs (@edsbs) April 4, 2012
Amen. It's all about face control.