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RE: ESPN trying to validate the bogus playoff
Let's call it by its real name, The College Football Invitational.
12-04-2017 08:38 PM
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RE: ESPN trying to validate the bogus playoff
(12-04-2017 08:24 PM)Stugray2 Wrote:  The ratings will be excellent south of the Mason-Dixon and Ohio River. But likely lag everywhere else.

Ideally you want a West Coast and a Great Lakes school as well as Southern schools for maximum audience.

That said, you can't force it. Legitimacy demand you pick the top four. So it is what it is.

Well if it was a P4 a champs only model would not only deliver the champions of the conferences to the CFP, but would assure that each region was represented.

We won't move in that direction for two reasons. ESPN doesn't want to uphold the conference championship games because they don't earn as much on those as the conferences do who bid them out separately.

And having at least 5 conferences guarantees the networks greater control over who gets in. The lobbying this past weekend by FOX and ESPN were both totally self serving.

And as a clincher the real objection that ESPN would have to a Champs Only format is that they fear like hell itself, the possibility of a Mississippi school winning the SEC, Northwestern winning the Big 10, Washington State nailing down the PAC, and a Cinderella like Pitt or Wake taking the ACC. A Champs Only would be decided on the field totally immune to polls, computers and committees and that simply leaves too much to chance.

Meanwhile Oklahoma likes being the school that wins the Big 12 75% of the time.

So until there is momentum for a P4 and a champs only were stuck with corporate self serving favoritism toward the same old national brands and a committee whose job it is to justify the gymnastics in argumentation to make the selections of those schools seem plausible.
12-04-2017 08:48 PM
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RE: ESPN trying to validate the bogus playoff
(12-04-2017 08:38 PM)Big Frog II Wrote:  Let's call it by its real name, The College Football Invitational.

Whatever it is, it certainly isn't a playoff. It isn't quite as dumb as just voting on the top 2 to play each other, but that isn't saying much.
12-05-2017 09:38 AM
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