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Bowl results. It was an odd year, but when the semi-finals draw better than the finals, you have a fundamental problem.

https://www.sportsmediawatch.com/college...v-ratings/
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(01-12-2021 08:19 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 08:04 PM)Otacon Wrote:  Probably because average Joe's like myself don't have much interest if either of these 2 teams win or lose... It's just "muh" now.

I think two things will help.

1) Go to the 5-1-2 eight team playoff format.

2) Drop the FBS total scholarship limit to 70 per school---and 20 per year.

The first makes sure every portion of the country has a rooting interest and insures that the forgotten third of the hard core college football viewing audience (the 65 G5 team fan bases) is engaged in the CFP process.

The second forces the talent to be more dispersed and less concentrated hopefully resulting a more interesting race every year.

If you eliminate 15 scholarships per FBS team, that’s almost 2000 players. Care to guess what race most of them are? Good luck trying to cut back on football scholarships. Really benefits nobody.
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(01-12-2021 09:50 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  People will pounce on these numbers to push their agendas about playoffs, recruiting etc., but bottom line is this is a virus year so hard to draw implications from.

Ratings have been down for all sports across the board.

The pandemic has forced people to live a different way. In the process, we have all found out how little we need sports and I'm in that boat too. I haven't watched nearly as much college football or other sports this year.

Also, think of how many people might have cut their cable to save costs because they may have fallen on hard economic times. Maybe those folks watched it at a local bar...assuming they live in a community where they're even open. Or maybe they had other things to worry about?

It's not like this hasn't been reported and analyzed. I have no idea why people are confused by this.
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(01-12-2021 08:19 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 08:04 PM)Otacon Wrote:  Probably because average Joe's like myself don't have much interest if either of these 2 teams win or lose... It's just "muh" now.

I think two things will help.

1) Go to the 5-1-2 eight team playoff format.

2) Drop the FBS total scholarship limit to 70 per school---and 20 per year.

The first makes sure every portion of the country has a rooting interest and insures that the forgotten third of the hard core college football viewing audience (the 65 G5 team fan bases) is engaged in the CFP process.

The second forces the talent to be more dispersed and less concentrated hopefully resulting a more interesting race every year.

Philosophically, I'm not really opposed by any of that, but it's not going to happen.

If you're pitching extra games(more playoff games) and smaller rosters at the same time then that's DOA.
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Single platoon football would be fun. That's what I played in high school, and it meant a little something different. We called it ironman football then, and it certainly helped you understand the game better if nothing else.

With that said, there's no reason to do it that way. For one, you can get exhausted playing virtually every snap which will increase both mental errors and probably injuries. With the modern focus on health concerns, I don't see why anyone would consider it.

That and no one really plays that way because it's their favorite. Small high schools do it because they don't have the personnel to fill spots. They'd rather play ironman than not play at all so they make it work.

The NFL would never do it so there's no reason for the colleges to do it because the programs now exist to train players for the next level.

In short, if you can have depth then nobody likes to play without it.
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(01-12-2021 10:13 PM)DoubleRSU Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 08:19 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 08:04 PM)Otacon Wrote:  Probably because average Joe's like myself don't have much interest if either of these 2 teams win or lose... It's just "muh" now.

I think two things will help.

1) Go to the 5-1-2 eight team playoff format.

2) Drop the FBS total scholarship limit to 70 per school---and 20 per year.

The first makes sure every portion of the country has a rooting interest and insures that the forgotten third of the hard core college football viewing audience (the 65 G5 team fan bases) is engaged in the CFP process.

The second forces the talent to be more dispersed and less concentrated hopefully resulting a more interesting race every year.

If you eliminate 15 scholarships per FBS team, that’s almost 2000 players. Care to guess what race most of them are? Good luck trying to cut back on football scholarships. Really benefits nobody.

I get that—but right now the administrations could be sympathetic to that move given the financial pasting they took this year due to Covid. These financial issues due to vastly reduced ticket sales will certainly extend into the Spring and could potentially still be a lingering issue during the fall 2021 football season. Then there is always the effects from the national economic fall out from Covid—-I suspect there will simply not be as many people financially able to buy season tickets coming out of Covid than there were going into Covid.

Cutting scholarships might make a lot of sense at this point—-and we haven’t even discussed the possibility that the Supreme Court decision could increase player compensation (not to mention Congress has shown interest in more player compensation). There are currently an awful lot of potential triggers for this kind of austerity move made in the name of improving “competitive parity”.
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Any number of things could be to blame for that kind of result. I got the impression CFB was heading that way earlier in the season when Notre Dame and Clemson went as long as it did and shifted the Chappelle SNL episode that night. Twitter was blowing up with people saying how they didn’t want the game on anymore, and to cut out and over.

It didn’t seem to matter that this game was probably one of the most important ones of the whole season. Many people didn’t want it on their screens anymore.

The game at that level wasn’t resonating with a national audience. Maybe it’s a blip and changes next season...maybe it’s a trend. Who knows?
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(01-12-2021 09:55 PM)bullet Wrote:  Bowl results. It was an odd year, but when the semi-finals draw better than the finals, you have a fundamental problem.

https://www.sportsmediawatch.com/college...v-ratings/

This is a very telling number.

I watched some of this year's NCG but I am guilty in past years of simply forgetting about it. There is still a general feeling that the college football season is over after New Year's. All the teams you were rooting for are done at that point. Who won the NCG? Well, I will read about it the next day.

One thing, this was the first year the NFL had 6 games on wild card weekend, with 12 teams playing playoff games. I think many Football fans may have been burned out.

I don't know the answer. Maybe they should move the NCG to a different day.
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(01-13-2021 04:08 AM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 10:13 PM)DoubleRSU Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 08:19 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 08:04 PM)Otacon Wrote:  Probably because average Joe's like myself don't have much interest if either of these 2 teams win or lose... It's just "muh" now.

I think two things will help.

1) Go to the 5-1-2 eight team playoff format.

2) Drop the FBS total scholarship limit to 70 per school---and 20 per year.

The first makes sure every portion of the country has a rooting interest and insures that the forgotten third of the hard core college football viewing audience (the 65 G5 team fan bases) is engaged in the CFP process.

The second forces the talent to be more dispersed and less concentrated hopefully resulting a more interesting race every year.

If you eliminate 15 scholarships per FBS team, that’s almost 2000 players. Care to guess what race most of them are? Good luck trying to cut back on football scholarships. Really benefits nobody.

I get that—but right now the administrations could be sympathetic to that move given the financial pasting they took this year due to Covid. These financial issues due to vastly reduced ticket sales will certainly extend into the Spring and could potentially still be a lingering issue during the fall 2021 football season. Then there is always the effects from the national economic fall out from Covid—-I suspect there will simply not be as many people financially able to buy season tickets coming out of Covid than there were going into Covid.

Cutting scholarships might make a lot of sense at this point—-and we haven’t even discussed the possibility that the Supreme Court decision could increase player compensation (not to mention Congress has shown interest in more player compensation). There are currently an awful lot of potential triggers for this kind of austerity move made in the name of improving “competitive parity”.

As long as there is a college football playoff, there will be a great disparity of talent. The same handful of schools will dominate every year, because the very top players will all want to play for that national championship, and will realize that works better if they coordinate their recruiting with the other top athletes (and they all know who they are).

Cutting scholarships will help fix this, but its most important benefit is cost savings, because every football scholarship cut means two fewer scholarships for the school because it allows a corresponding reduction in scholarships for women's sports under Title IX.

I would also do away with the requirement that all football scholarships be full scholarships. Reduce the number of FTE's even further, and cap the number of players who can have either a full or partial scholarship. If ever there were a time when this kind of change could be politically feasible it is now.
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(01-13-2021 08:50 AM)goofus Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 09:55 PM)bullet Wrote:  Bowl results. It was an odd year, but when the semi-finals draw better than the finals, you have a fundamental problem.

https://www.sportsmediawatch.com/college...v-ratings/

This is a very telling number.

I watched some of this year's NCG but I am guilty in past years of simply forgetting about it. There is still a general feeling that the college football season is over after New Year's. All the teams you were rooting for are done at that point. Who won the NCG? Well, I will read about it the next day.

One thing, this was the first year the NFL had 6 games on wild card weekend, with 12 teams playing playoff games. I think many Football fans may have been burned out.

I don't know the answer. Maybe they should move the NCG to a different day.

As "All Tide Up" [EDIT: and PicksUp] pointed out, NFL ratings for the "Super Wild Card Weekend" were very low as well, down 20% to 25% for the two days. I watched every bit of it, all six NFL games, and the CFP title game, but obviously many who usually watch both did not.

IMO, it would be risky for organizations such as the CFP to draw conclusions and make changes based on an obviously different virus year.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-f...in%202020.
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You would think in a virus year the ratings would be higher because it's not like people are out socializing and doing other things. Next year will be a key year in all sports, to see if these declines are reversed/stabilized or continue to accelerate.
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(01-13-2021 09:01 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 08:50 AM)goofus Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 09:55 PM)bullet Wrote:  Bowl results. It was an odd year, but when the semi-finals draw better than the finals, you have a fundamental problem.

https://www.sportsmediawatch.com/college...v-ratings/

This is a very telling number.

I watched some of this year's NCG but I am guilty in past years of simply forgetting about it. There is still a general feeling that the college football season is over after New Year's. All the teams you were rooting for are done at that point. Who won the NCG? Well, I will read about it the next day.

One thing, this was the first year the NFL had 6 games on wild card weekend, with 12 teams playing playoff games. I think many Football fans may have been burned out.

I don't know the answer. Maybe they should move the NCG to a different day.

As "All Tide Up" pointed out, NFL ratings for the "Super Wild Card Weekend" were very low as well, down 20% to 25% for the two days. I watched every bit of it, all six NFL games, and the CFP title game, but obviously many who usually watch both did not.

IMO, it would be risky for organizations such as the CFP to draw conclusions and make changes based on an obviously different virus year.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-f...in%202020.

I didn’t watch it because Ohio State was in the final and I don’t believe they deserved a spot in the playoff over teams that played a full schedule like A&M or played and full schedule and were also undefeated like Cincy.
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(01-13-2021 09:12 AM)Sicembear11 Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 09:01 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 08:50 AM)goofus Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 09:55 PM)bullet Wrote:  Bowl results. It was an odd year, but when the semi-finals draw better than the finals, you have a fundamental problem.

https://www.sportsmediawatch.com/college...v-ratings/

This is a very telling number.

I watched some of this year's NCG but I am guilty in past years of simply forgetting about it. There is still a general feeling that the college football season is over after New Year's. All the teams you were rooting for are done at that point. Who won the NCG? Well, I will read about it the next day.

One thing, this was the first year the NFL had 6 games on wild card weekend, with 12 teams playing playoff games. I think many Football fans may have been burned out.

I don't know the answer. Maybe they should move the NCG to a different day.

As "All Tide Up" pointed out, NFL ratings for the "Super Wild Card Weekend" were very low as well, down 20% to 25% for the two days. I watched every bit of it, all six NFL games, and the CFP title game, but obviously many who usually watch both did not.

IMO, it would be risky for organizations such as the CFP to draw conclusions and make changes based on an obviously different virus year.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-f...in%202020.

I didn’t watch it because Ohio State was in the final and I don’t believe they deserved a spot in the playoff over teams that played a full schedule like A&M or played and full schedule and were also undefeated like Cincy.

Well, I would take issue with a couple of things - first, Texas AM didn't play anything like a full schedule, they played 8 games. That's a lot less than the normal 12 games.

Also, Cincy didn't play a full schedule either, IIRC they played 8 regular season games, 9 including their CCG but that's still a lot less than a full schedule as well. If you were wanting an unbeaten team that played close to a full 12-game schedule, that would be Coastal, who even with their CCG canceled played 11 games.

Finally, even if you think OSU being in the title game was bogus, or that the entire CFP process is bogus, why not watch Ohio State vs Alabama just as a college football game? That's a game I always want to see, whether it is billed as a championship game or not. If it was played on October 10th, I would tune in.

But in the end, your reasons for not watching are your own, and a problem for networks no matter what they are.
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(01-13-2021 08:59 AM)ken d Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 04:08 AM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 10:13 PM)DoubleRSU Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 08:19 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 08:04 PM)Otacon Wrote:  Probably because average Joe's like myself don't have much interest if either of these 2 teams win or lose... It's just "muh" now.

I think two things will help.

1) Go to the 5-1-2 eight team playoff format.

2) Drop the FBS total scholarship limit to 70 per school---and 20 per year.

The first makes sure every portion of the country has a rooting interest and insures that the forgotten third of the hard core college football viewing audience (the 65 G5 team fan bases) is engaged in the CFP process.

The second forces the talent to be more dispersed and less concentrated hopefully resulting a more interesting race every year.

If you eliminate 15 scholarships per FBS team, that’s almost 2000 players. Care to guess what race most of them are? Good luck trying to cut back on football scholarships. Really benefits nobody.

I get that—but right now the administrations could be sympathetic to that move given the financial pasting they took this year due to Covid. These financial issues due to vastly reduced ticket sales will certainly extend into the Spring and could potentially still be a lingering issue during the fall 2021 football season. Then there is always the effects from the national economic fall out from Covid—-I suspect there will simply not be as many people financially able to buy season tickets coming out of Covid than there were going into Covid.

Cutting scholarships might make a lot of sense at this point—-and we haven’t even discussed the possibility that the Supreme Court decision could increase player compensation (not to mention Congress has shown interest in more player compensation). There are currently an awful lot of potential triggers for this kind of austerity move made in the name of improving “competitive parity”.

As long as there is a college football playoff, there will be a great disparity of talent. The same handful of schools will dominate every year, because the very top players will all want to play for that national championship, and will realize that works better if they coordinate their recruiting with the other top athletes (and they all know who they are).

Cutting scholarships will help fix this, but its most important benefit is cost savings, because every football scholarship cut means two fewer scholarships for the school because it allows a corresponding reduction in scholarships for women's sports under Title IX.

I would also do away with the requirement that all football scholarships be full scholarships. Reduce the number of FTE's even further, and cap the number of players who can have either a full or partial scholarship. If ever there were a time when this kind of change could be politically feasible it is now.

This is where sports fans need to step back and realize that on-the-field competitiveness are a minuscule concern compared to the broader goals of universities.

Every Power 5 school and top tier academic institution is heavily trying to increase their enrollments of underrepresented minorities and low income students, which are underrepresented at virtually all of those schools compared to the overall U.S. population. If you talk to any university president today, they will often state this as their #1 goal above all else.

Football happens to be one sport that actually has a disproportionately high number of underrepresented minorities and low income participants (on top of being a revenue generator a the P5 level). As a result, I can tell you that the desire to reduce FBS scholarships is less than zero. It’s not even in the vicinity of being on the radar and, if anything, virtually every school would rather allocate more scholarships to football and get rid of the “country club” sports. So, you’ll see other sports scholarships getting cut (as has already happened and will likely continue to happen) long before football scholarships (which simultaneously address both societal and financial goals for colleges at least at the P5 level) are ever touched.
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(01-13-2021 09:08 AM)chidave Wrote:  You would think in a virus year the ratings would be higher because it's not like people are out socializing and doing other things. Next year will be a key year in all sports, to see if these declines are reversed/stabilized or continue to accelerate.

I think you can’t anticipate or expect anything. Did people disconnect from cable? Are there less eyes out there overall? Was it losing to poltical coverage? Too confusing to track with the cancellations and postponements?

Or is it more pointed toward people just not caring anymore and there being apathy or disgust over the construct? That seeing the same 2-3 schools every year does nothing for folks? There not being that attachment? Or are we hitting it with a shifting audience profile that just doesn’t care about football overall?
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(01-12-2021 08:19 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 08:04 PM)Otacon Wrote:  Probably because average Joe's like myself don't have much interest if either of these 2 teams win or lose... It's just "muh" now.

I think two things will help.

1) Go to the 5-1-2 eight team playoff format.

2) Drop the FBS total scholarship limit to 70 per school---and 20 per year.

The first makes sure every portion of the country has a rooting interest and insures that the forgotten third of the hard core college football viewing audience (the 65 G5 team fan bases) is engaged in the CFP process.

The second forces the talent to be more dispersed and less concentrated hopefully resulting a more interesting race every year.

You can achieve the same effect by expanding the playoffs to 16, with all 10 conference champions and 6 at-large. or copy NFL 14 team model. with 5 A5 champs, 3 G5 champs and 6 at-large The talent will be much less concentrated and the effects on the players will be less abrasive than cutting scholarship spots
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(01-12-2021 08:28 PM)schmolik Wrote:  
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(01-12-2021 08:04 PM)Otacon Wrote:  Probably because average Joe's like myself don't have much interest if either of these 2 teams win or lose... It's just "muh" now.

I think two things will help.

1) Go to the 5-1-2 eight team playoff format.

2) Drop the FBS total scholarship limit to 70 per school---and 20 per year.

The first makes sure every portion of the country has a rooting interest and insures that the forgotten third of the hard core college football viewing audience (the 65 G5 team fan bases) is engaged in the CFP process.

The second forces the talent to be more dispersed and less concentrated hopefully resulting a more interesting race every year.

The two points were mentioned in this USA Today article on how to break up Alabama's monopoly:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nc...630094002/

Eh, wasn't it just last year, after Alabama didn't even make the playoffs, and after they got crushed by Clemson in the CFP title game the year before, that the sports media was declaring that the Alabama Dynasty was dead? I think it was.

I emphatically do NOT like Alabama, have been rooting against them since the Bear Bryant era, but I have zero problem with their dominance, and the dominance of Clemson and Ohio State. For one thing, dominance has always been a part of college football, for another, these things get sorted out. Saban can't coach forever, just as Osborne and Bear and Hayes and Bowden before him couldn't either.

Heck, this isn't even the greatest stretch of Alabama dominance. That would be 2009 - 2012, when they won 3 national titles in 4 years. They've won "only" (LOL) three in the past 8 years, and in that time Clemson has won two, so the dynasty has been loosening its grip for a while now anyway.
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(01-13-2021 09:26 AM)Frank the Tank Wrote:  Every Power 5 school and top tier academic institution is heavily trying to increase their enrollments of underrepresented minorities and low income students, which are underrepresented at virtually all of those schools compared to the overall U.S. population. If you talk to any university president today, they will often state this as their #1 goal above all else.

Football happens to be one sport that actually has a disproportionately high number of underrepresented minorities and low income participants (on top of being a revenue generator a the P5 level). As a result, I can tell you that the desire to reduce FBS scholarships is less than zero.

You seem to be suggesting that university presidents see football largely as a means to achieving social engineering ends. The extent to which this strategy might be successful in increasing minority enrollment is minimal at best, and for the P5 schools in particular, trivial.

What I have proposed elsewhere is a reduction to 60 FTE's (full time equivalents) with a cap of 75 on the number of athletes receiving either a full or half scholarship. I also propose doing away with redshirts and greyshirts, and instead giving every athlete five full years of eligibility. Schools could award up to 18 FTEs in any given year.

I would make this change throughout all of D-I, not just the FBS. At the present composition of FBS, I calculate that this would be an overall reduction of 3250 scholarship football players, many of whom would accept scholarships at what are now FCS schools.

If you are president of a P5 school, how much does a reduction of 10-15 minority football players impact your goal of increasing minority enrollment? And if you are concerned about that, why not simply increase the number of non-athletic scholarships you award to minority students or the number of minority athletes you recruit in other sports?

I suggest that presidents' motivation is less about increasing minority enrollment and more about milking donors with big egos for donations spurred by satisfying their desire for bragging rights over their peers from rival schools.

In the end, this all comes down to money, as virtually everything does.
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(01-13-2021 09:01 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-13-2021 08:50 AM)goofus Wrote:  
(01-12-2021 09:55 PM)bullet Wrote:  Bowl results. It was an odd year, but when the semi-finals draw better than the finals, you have a fundamental problem.

https://www.sportsmediawatch.com/college...v-ratings/

This is a very telling number.

I watched some of this year's NCG but I am guilty in past years of simply forgetting about it. There is still a general feeling that the college football season is over after New Year's. All the teams you were rooting for are done at that point. Who won the NCG? Well, I will read about it the next day.

One thing, this was the first year the NFL had 6 games on wild card weekend, with 12 teams playing playoff games. I think many Football fans may have been burned out.

I don't know the answer. Maybe they should move the NCG to a different day.

As "All Tide Up" [EDIT: and PicksUp] pointed out, NFL ratings for the "Super Wild Card Weekend" were very low as well, down 20% to 25% for the two days. I watched every bit of it, all six NFL games, and the CFP title game, but obviously many who usually watch both did not.

IMO, it would be risky for organizations such as the CFP to draw conclusions and make changes based on an obviously different virus year.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-f...in%202020.

Yeah, I wouldn’t take this year’s ratings for any event to be really indicative of anything in and of itself. We had a college football season that was all over the place with conferences starting at different times and totally different schedules. Other sports were totally thrown off with the timing of marquee events (NBA Finals and Stanley Cup in October, The Masters in November, etc.). The World Series was basically the only marquee event played at its normal time in 2020 and I think that explains why it didn’t suffer as much in the ratings compared to other sports.

That being said, I do think there’s some Alabama/Ohio State/Clemson fatigue settling in with the CFP that’s an issue outside of the pandemic (as we have discussed in the 8-team playoff threads).
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RE: Guess the TV rating for Alabama-Ohio State
A lot of yall have given potential reasons for the decline and potential solutions more adequately than I probably could, so I'll just echo some of the prevailing sentiments.

I didn't really watch any of the playoffs. It's not because I'm an alum/fan of a G5 school either. I love college football and I've always consumed as much of it as I could. I didn't watch because it's boring now. This is still entertainment and the predictability of it takes away all the fun. It sucks knowing exactly how the season will play out before it even starts. I'm starting to gravitate more towards the NFL now because at least there's some excitement during their playoffs.

Also, a late kickoff on a work night doesn't help.

I'll also add that I agree that everything should be taken with a grain of salt due to the pandemic. However, my point about how boring CFB is becoming still stands.
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