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They are still ironing out some details such as how to select, but the word is out that the playoff -- two semifinal games and a championship game -- is a reality starting in 2014.
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Computers are out. They're going to figure out what kind of selection committee.
It's a 12-year agreement. National championship will be at the city that bids the highest.
You starting bringing in ex-coaches and conference exec and this will be more of a headache than BCS system. A RPI type system was the best way to go w/o computers this will be a 12 year circus.
Playoffs: everybody (almost) happy. Selection committee: lousy idea. 12-year deal: shows commitment but again, hard to believe with all the change that is still to come down the road.
Who will out bid Jerry's World. One of the largest stadiums with cap around 100+ with a roof. More ticket revenue. Only drawback the unpredictable weather made Super Bowl a bad experience for the fans.
Somewhere Jim Mora is saying, "Playoffs?"
Great after having a playoff for 16 years, but denying it to themselves, they finally expanded the number of teams. Sadly they only expanded to 4 teams rather than 8 teams. Hopefully expanding the playoffs from 4 to 8 team does not take as long as expanding the playoffs from 2 to 4 teams took.
I want some of the shadiest coaches from the past on this committee.
I've stated my opinion on the selection committee. I'm not at all surprised they are doing it, but I think it's going to be a huge mistake and is going to lead to all kinds of bias and maybe even bribes and fraud. I wouldn't mind if they have a selection committee and made their decisions 25% of the BCS formula but I think in the end, this part of the decision is going to become a huge nightmare and create more controversy than they can ever imagine. But that's just my opinion.
I like that they are using the existing BCS bowls and said all along, I thought they almost had to do that. Personally, I think what they should do instead of rotating semi-final games is take the top 2 teams and let them host the game in the BCS Bowl their conference is aligned with. So if Bama is #1 and Michigan #2, Bama plays #4 in the Sugar and Michigan hosts #3 in the Rose Bowl. If they rotate you could have some real logistical nightmares.
I really like the 12-year agreement on the 4 team playoff and I seriously hope they don't try to add more teams before then. 4 teams is plenty to give most or all the truly deserving teams a chance, with somewhat minimal likelihood of a 2-loss team getting in, which keeps all the regular season games critical.
Really shocked if they aren't going to at least give the top 3 conference champions an automatic qualifier. I really thought they'd have to throw the ACC a bone on that one.
Not sure I like the idea of the highest bidder. What if the New Meadowlands, Gillette Stadium, Green Bay or Toronto decides to they just want to outbid everybody? I know it's unlikely but you never know. That is not necessarily in the best interest of college football.
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