What is so damn hard about doing the same tournament for football? I have heard the complaints about fans traveling, and how to schedule it, and many other issues. It is all bunk to me. The NCAA does it with Division II. They play their National Championship game in
No matter how it is laid out, some team is going to be the odd team out, and that is understandable. But at least it gives 16 teams a shot to play for it. Did you catch that… play for it! It is not some old sports writer, retired coach, or even a current coach, that gets to say who is playing in the National Championship Game… it is the teams themselves. All other NCAA sports decide their champions this way, why can’t the big boys?
If you say it is about overall money, I am going to laugh at you. I will look directly at you and laugh in your face. If you think that the NCAA Basketball Tournament makes money, you have seen nothing like the cash that a NCAA Football Tournament would bring in. The television rights alone would be staggering. Think how dominate CBS Sports would be with the March Madness, The Masters, and a NCAA Football Championship. Wow, that would be huge. Ticket sales would be ridiculous, and any city that the game was held in would be like that city hitting the lottery. I would even be okay if the National Championship Game was moved around like it is for the Basketball Tourney.
While not being about overall money, it is about some powerhouse school like USC or
I have also heard it is too hard on the players. What? Too hard? This is football… these kids are supposed to be in the best shape of their lives. They are the best of the best. If the players from the
Listen folks, change is a pain in the rear, most people fear the unknown. I know that I would fear it as well, if it could possibly take millions of dollars out of my schools pocket. The presidents of the schools have to realize that it needs to happen. It is the right thing to do for college football. I think that eventually it will happen, and when it does… I bet we will hear, "We should have done this years ago, why did we wait so long."
I am off of the soap box; I will relinquish it back to WEA now.
War Damn Playoff!!