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  • College football now has a playoff!

    The BCS Presidential Oversight Committee has approved a deal for a four-team college football playoff. Breaking on SportsCenter right now.

  • #2
    Re: College football now has a playoff!

    'bout friggin' time.
    The more things change, the more they stay the same.


    • #3
      Re: College football now has a playoff!

      I think it will help, but I'm really not overly excited about it. The playoff will clear up some of the drama that comes with teams getting picked for the championship game, but now the 5th ranked team will complain just as much as the 3rd team has for the past 14 years. In my mind this was clearly just a money grubbing attempt, the presidents practically came out said that it wasn't going to pass until 5 BILLION dollars came into play. But, this will add some more excitement to the season which is a great thing for any football fan.


      • #4
        Re: College football now has a playoff!

        the 5th ranked team will complain just as much as the 3rd team has for the past 14 years.
        The difference being that there's never been a #5 team that made a strong case to be in the national championship. But there have been #3's just missing out on the big game.
        The more things change, the more they stay the same.


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        • tomahawk247
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          OK, here's what i would do...

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