I disagree with Obama. I for one like the current system, although, I could see a 4 team system where the 4 major BCS bowls are semifinal games and then a national title game is played from there.
I can't wait to hear the screams from the non-BCS conferences when their undefeated and 1 loss teams don't make a playoff.
And at the end of the day, Obama really doesn't have a whole lot of influence over it anyway.
I saw this on 60 Minutes last night...he wants an 8 team playoff and says he plans to "throw his weight around" to make it happen.
i think you mean 8 team system. I would be down for a 16 team playoff, becasue then any "legitimate" contender would be in.
I'm so tired of hearing about playoffs.
It won't solve anything in D1 football.
Unless you only allow conf champions, or something - and I don't see the conferences going for that.
Make it 4, 8 or 16 teams. We could poll for who thinks what teams make the playoffs and we'd get 1000 different answers. Not much different than today.
Are you sure he doesn't want to give everyone a trophy in the interest of fairness?:twitcy:
Guys....he was saying 'tongue and cheek' i wouldn't get too worked up either way.
A few things...
1) This is old news. I think I first heard this the day after the election.
2) If anybody seriously thinks the president is going to "throw his weight around" to get a playoff in college football, you're either crazy or trying to start trouble. (I can think of a few people around here who are at least one or the other.)
3) Obama doesn't strike me as the college football fan-type. That's what surprised me the most when I first heard about this.
I really thought he was kind of kidding when he said that in his interview. It absolutely is not his call and he should not be able to throw any weight around to change it either.
If they do go to playoff, which I would like, you would have problems as well with teams not making the cut, whether that's 8 or 16 teams. You will never be able to please everyone.
The NFL/MLB/NHL/NBA all probably have more gov't influence (thanks to unionization of the players) than the NCAA, and BCS football programs in particular.
The people with the most vested interest in there NOT being a playoff (the BCS conferences) aren't likely to go looking for anything from the government other than to be left alone. Unless they have a need the government could fill, I don't see them doing so either. Conferences, as of late, have been signing insane deals and creating their own TV networks. I don't think anyone is hurting for anything the gov't can offer them at the moment.