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So many reasons to boycott tonights CFP title game
I really hope tonight's championship games ratings tank.

First of all we continue with this heavily rigged 4 team invitational now until 2026, where certain teams and league champs are heavily given preference over others. Why watch a sport all year long for a championship that is heavily slanted towards involving just a handful of teams and everyone else plays a post-season exhibition game 4 weeks after the season? Oh wait, I know too many playoff teams makes the regular season worthless. Tell that to the NFL and the Chargers/Raiders last night.

Secondly, we see a sport not trying to engage all areas of the country but become more and more regionalized and shrink the pie of the number of fans instead of increasing it. Its a system where instead of trying to engage all parts of the country they are trying to create super leagues to give the teams who already a huge built in advantage in the brand value, recruiting and revenues. What's the sports answer? Lets further consolidate the power and widen the gap.

Count me out, send them a message with your viewership.
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I would be beyond shocked if in an alternate universe an 8, 16, or 32 team tournament was conducted and Georgia and Alabama were not in the final. The problem with college football isn't the structure of the postseason, it is the level of dominance of a few SEC schools.
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One compelling reason not to: it’ll be a damn good football game
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(01-10-2022 04:29 PM)Win5002 Wrote:  I really hope tonight's championship games ratings tank.

First of all we continue with this heavily rigged 4 team invitational now until 2026, where certain teams and league champs are heavily given preference over others. Why watch a sport all year long for a championship that is heavily slanted towards involving just a handful of teams and everyone else plays a post-season exhibition game 4 weeks after the season? Oh wait, I know too many playoff teams makes the regular season worthless. Tell that to the NFL and the Chargers/Raiders last night.

Secondly, we see a sport not trying to engage all areas of the country but become more and more regionalized and shrink the pie of the number of fans instead of increasing it. Its a system where instead of trying to engage all parts of the country they are trying to create super leagues to give the teams who already a huge built in advantage in the brand value, recruiting and revenues. What's the sports answer? Lets further consolidate the power and widen the gap.

Count me out, send them a message with your viewership.

Looking forward to the game, and all Big 12 fans should hope it’s a blockbuster imo
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(01-10-2022 04:35 PM)JohnGoodmanMSU Wrote:  I would be beyond shocked if in an alternate universe an 8, 16, or 32 team tournament was conducted and Georgia and Alabama were not in the final. The problem with college football isn't the structure of the postseason, it is the level of dominance of a few SEC schools.

Its about the access to the playoffs. 4 teams chosen out of 66-72 teams is not a playoff its an invitational.

Right now we do have a top heavy sport but that is also part of the problem and then ESPN among others wants to further concentrate that wealth/top heavy advantage by placing UT/OU in the SEC. Its bad for the sport all the way around.

Granted there were not a lot of years we would have had a different outcome. The year that had the biggest exception was when TCU/Baylor was left out and Ohio St. won. But when we stop giving the opportunity for a different result the sport suffers and there becomes no reason to watch.
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Also, the game needs to be played on a Saturday, not Monday.
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(01-10-2022 04:29 PM)Win5002 Wrote:  I really hope tonight's championship games ratings tank.

First of all we continue with this heavily rigged 4 team invitational now until 2026, where certain teams and league champs are heavily given preference over others. Why watch a sport all year long for a championship that is heavily slanted towards involving just a handful of teams and everyone else plays a post-season exhibition game 4 weeks after the season? Oh wait, I know too many playoff teams makes the regular season worthless. Tell that to the NFL and the Chargers/Raiders last night.

Secondly, we see a sport not trying to engage all areas of the country but become more and more regionalized and shrink the pie of the number of fans instead of increasing it. Its a system where instead of trying to engage all parts of the country they are trying to create super leagues to give the teams who already a huge built in advantage in the brand value, recruiting and revenues. What's the sports answer? Lets further consolidate the power and widen the gap.

Count me out, send them a message with your viewership.

I will be watching the game, but if you truly want to boycott the game, see how advertises on it and refuse to buy their products, and write the companies an email telling them why you are not buying them. That is a true boycott.
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(01-10-2022 05:18 PM)DawgNBama Wrote:  
(01-10-2022 04:29 PM)Win5002 Wrote:  I really hope tonight's championship games ratings tank.

First of all we continue with this heavily rigged 4 team invitational now until 2026, where certain teams and league champs are heavily given preference over others. Why watch a sport all year long for a championship that is heavily slanted towards involving just a handful of teams and everyone else plays a post-season exhibition game 4 weeks after the season? Oh wait, I know too many playoff teams makes the regular season worthless. Tell that to the NFL and the Chargers/Raiders last night.

Secondly, we see a sport not trying to engage all areas of the country but become more and more regionalized and shrink the pie of the number of fans instead of increasing it. Its a system where instead of trying to engage all parts of the country they are trying to create super leagues to give the teams who already a huge built in advantage in the brand value, recruiting and revenues. What's the sports answer? Lets further consolidate the power and widen the gap.

Count me out, send them a message with your viewership.

I will be watching the game, but if you truly want to boycott the game, see how advertises on it and refuse to buy their products, and write the companies an email telling them why you are not buying them. That is a true boycott.

I'm guessing bad ratings are enough but since I won't be watching maybe you can even list who they are after the game for me. If there were not reasons to not watch I wouldn't mind rooting for Georgia do to a child living down there and who has become a big Bulldog fan.
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(01-10-2022 04:57 PM)EigenEagle Wrote:  Also, the game needs to be played on a Saturday, not Monday.

With what the NFL has done, that's not a possibility.
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(01-10-2022 04:29 PM)Win5002 Wrote:  I really hope tonight's championship games ratings tank.

First of all we continue with this heavily rigged 4 team invitational now until 2026, where certain teams and league champs are heavily given preference over others. Why watch a sport all year long for a championship that is heavily slanted towards involving just a handful of teams and everyone else plays a post-season exhibition game 4 weeks after the season? Oh wait, I know too many playoff teams makes the regular season worthless. Tell that to the NFL and the Chargers/Raiders last night.

Secondly, we see a sport not trying to engage all areas of the country but become more and more regionalized and shrink the pie of the number of fans instead of increasing it. Its a system where instead of trying to engage all parts of the country they are trying to create super leagues to give the teams who already a huge built in advantage in the brand value, recruiting and revenues. What's the sports answer? Lets further consolidate the power and widen the gap.

Count me out, send them a message with your viewership.

When, in the last 100 years of college football, have more different teams had a chance to win the national title than now?

IMO never, so if you are boycotting tonight's game, you must have boycotted the entire history of college football. Because it's always been this way, or "worse". CFB has always been dominated by a handful of elite teams that get ranked at the top year after year.

BTW, what teams do you think were deserving of a shot were left out of the playoffs?
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(01-10-2022 04:35 PM)JohnGoodmanMSU Wrote:  I would be beyond shocked if in an alternate universe an 8, 16, or 32 team tournament was conducted and Georgia and Alabama were not in the final. The problem with college football isn't the structure of the postseason, it is the level of dominance of a few SEC schools.
More like the problem with college football is the dominance of one SEC school. Nick Saban has the rest of the SEC in the same choke hold he has everyone not named Clemson in for near a decade now.
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(01-10-2022 05:31 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-10-2022 04:29 PM)Win5002 Wrote:  I really hope tonight's championship games ratings tank.

First of all we continue with this heavily rigged 4 team invitational now until 2026, where certain teams and league champs are heavily given preference over others. Why watch a sport all year long for a championship that is heavily slanted towards involving just a handful of teams and everyone else plays a post-season exhibition game 4 weeks after the season? Oh wait, I know too many playoff teams makes the regular season worthless. Tell that to the NFL and the Chargers/Raiders last night.

Secondly, we see a sport not trying to engage all areas of the country but become more and more regionalized and shrink the pie of the number of fans instead of increasing it. Its a system where instead of trying to engage all parts of the country they are trying to create super leagues to give the teams who already a huge built in advantage in the brand value, recruiting and revenues. What's the sports answer? Lets further consolidate the power and widen the gap.

Count me out, send them a message with your viewership.

When, in the last 100 years of college football, have more different teams had a chance to win the national title than now?

IMO never, so if you are boycotting tonight's game, you must have boycotted the entire history of college football. Because it's always been this way, or "worse". CFB has always been dominated by a handful of elite teams that get ranked at the top year after year.

BTW, what teams do you think were deserving of a shot were left out of the playoffs?

EXACTLY! It's all just a bunch of impotent rage that their teams, and their conferences, aren't better at football. What they really want is a playoff where the SEC doesn't do well.
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(01-10-2022 05:40 PM)Gamenole Wrote:  
(01-10-2022 05:31 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-10-2022 04:29 PM)Win5002 Wrote:  I really hope tonight's championship games ratings tank.

First of all we continue with this heavily rigged 4 team invitational now until 2026, where certain teams and league champs are heavily given preference over others. Why watch a sport all year long for a championship that is heavily slanted towards involving just a handful of teams and everyone else plays a post-season exhibition game 4 weeks after the season? Oh wait, I know too many playoff teams makes the regular season worthless. Tell that to the NFL and the Chargers/Raiders last night.

Secondly, we see a sport not trying to engage all areas of the country but become more and more regionalized and shrink the pie of the number of fans instead of increasing it. Its a system where instead of trying to engage all parts of the country they are trying to create super leagues to give the teams who already a huge built in advantage in the brand value, recruiting and revenues. What's the sports answer? Lets further consolidate the power and widen the gap.

Count me out, send them a message with your viewership.

When, in the last 100 years of college football, have more different teams had a chance to win the national title than now?

IMO never, so if you are boycotting tonight's game, you must have boycotted the entire history of college football. Because it's always been this way, or "worse". CFB has always been dominated by a handful of elite teams that get ranked at the top year after year.

BTW, what teams do you think were deserving of a shot were left out of the playoffs?

EXACTLY! It's all just a bunch of impotent rage that their teams, and their conferences, aren't better at football. What they really want is a playoff where the SEC doesn't do well.
+1

It’s not perfect, but the current setup is BY FAR the best we’ve had in the history of college football.

So how exactly is it hurting college football?

Saban being the greatest coach of all time is a little tiring.
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(01-10-2022 04:57 PM)Win5002 Wrote:  
(01-10-2022 04:35 PM)JohnGoodmanMSU Wrote:  I would be beyond shocked if in an alternate universe an 8, 16, or 32 team tournament was conducted and Georgia and Alabama were not in the final. The problem with college football isn't the structure of the postseason, it is the level of dominance of a few SEC schools.

Its about the access to the playoffs. 4 teams chosen out of 66-72 teams is not a playoff its an invitational.

Right now we do have a top heavy sport but that is also part of the problem and then ESPN among others wants to further concentrate that wealth/top heavy advantage by placing UT/OU in the SEC. Its bad for the sport all the way around.

Granted there were not a lot of years we would have had a different outcome. The year that had the biggest exception was when TCU/Baylor was left out and Ohio St. won. But when we stop giving the opportunity for a different result the sport suffers and there becomes no reason to watch.

This is a highly ironic statement considering you’re marginalizing G5 teams by not including them. There are 130 FBS teams with 3 more on the way. 4 teams out of 130/133 is not a playoff, it’s an invitational.
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(01-10-2022 05:48 PM)Big 12 fan too Wrote:  Saban being the greatest coach of all time is a little tiring.

Agreed! Even so, I hate Georgia much more so I'm 100% Roll Tide tonight. I'm a little surprised that even the SEC haters aren't interested in watching just to root for Georgia to dethrone Saban.
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(01-10-2022 05:53 PM)Gamenole Wrote:  
(01-10-2022 05:48 PM)Big 12 fan too Wrote:  Saban being the greatest coach of all time is a little tiring.

Agreed! Even so, I hate Georgia much more so I'm 100% Roll Tide tonight. I'm a little surprised that even the SEC haters aren't interested in watching just to root for Georgia to dethrone Saban.

I’m also rooting for Saban


It may be boring but it is what we have, so now I’m rooting for history/dynasty. If not for Clemson he’d be approaching double digits. We could even say Miles title with LSU much on Saban
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FCS has a 24-team playoff and NDSU has won 9 of 11. A playoff is so great for parity and competition!
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I haven't watched the college football invitational for the last few years and I have no plans to tonight either. I don't care to watch the same 6-8 programs or so playing for the "national title" every year where occasionally another team may win the lottery for a chance to play for it. I don't plan on watching it until the playoffs are expanded that includes the G5 no matter how many years that takes.
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(01-10-2022 06:10 PM)PicksUp Wrote:  FCS has a 24-team playoff and NDSU has won 9 of 11. A playoff is so great for parity and competition!
Parity? Maybe not, but we’d need to know if they win the other two if at 4.

Without that size of playoffs, does the ndsu dynasty have a more favorable impact?
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I don't get it. Why would we want to watch inferior teams play instead of Alabama and Georgia? Didn't we just get to watch about 80 of them play in bowl games during the past month? Frankly, it beats watching yet another rerun of NCIS. I'll certainly be watching. I appreciate excellence.
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