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Is Nick Saban single-handedly writing the rules for the NCAA playoffs?? Ask him in '06 and two teams from the same conference should NOT play for a championship. Ask him again last year and the only fair solution is to have two teams from the same conference play in the championship game. Why don't we just let him make up the rules on a yearly basis as he sees fit??
Yeah, I said it.
Obviously, it's fair for teams to have to travel to the deep south with 95 degree temps and 100% humidity to play early in the season then?
Oh wait, the SEC doesn't play anyone but 1-AA teams and Sun Belt opponents anyways.
The strangest part of this is that the SEC has won 6 straight tiles & wants to change everything about how a champion is awarded.
The BIG TEN has not had much success relative to national titles in awhile, & they are not as in favor of a change.
SEMI-FINALS AND CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AT THE SAME SITE.
Play both semis and the final at the same site (not a bowl site). The semis could be on the third weekend in December (2 weeks after the conference championship games), and the championship could be two and a half weeks later (following the Bowls). Here is my reasoning:
1 The event could be hyped as "Final Four" week before the season even begins. Everyone would have that city as their destination.
2 The playoff hierarchy could establish BCS/NCAA headquarters in the host city and not have to be in two places at the same time. The trophy could be displayed throughout the playoff.
3 Media organizations and event organizers would be able to devote all their resources to one location and not have them fragmented around the country. Much of their equipment could remain in place until the championship game.
4 Semi-final winners would be able to establish a routine and work out logistical concerns like housing, meals, local transportation, equipment, practice facilities and schedules, etc. without having to start all over in a new city. Semi losers could be sent to a predetermined BCS Bowl.
5 Fans of semi winners would be able to purchase championship tickets on Sunday morning following the semis and book hotel rooms and flights easier, since they would be familiar with the city.
6 The four coaches and teams would all be available at the same venue for press conferences and other events.
7 Both semis would no doubt be sellouts because everyone would want to attend both games, since they are already there for their own team.
8 Coaches and teams would be able to see their potential opponents for the next game in person.
9 Don't underestimate the power of fans from 4 schools trash-talking (as opposed to 2). The city would be very, very alive. Off the charts alive. Some people would probably establish residency for three weeks LOL. And everyone would be familiar with the best bars.... just sayin'.
10 Corso's head would explode.
BTW, I have sent this proposal to Hancock, Delaney, and Smith.
It would be totally unfair for anyone to have to play outdoors in the North in early January. B1G teams don't even play then. Not only that, but they don't even play in mid-December. This is not the NFL - they get paid very well to play under any conditions. The only northern sites should be domed. The first choice for each game should be an NFL stadium, and beer $hould be allowed, LOL. The playoff should be completely $eparated from the bowls - we're only playing one extra game if the semis are in bowls. Three games if $eparated from them.
This post has been edited 5 times, most recently by McCague on 6/3/2012 at 12:52 PM
The rest of the country should let the SEC take their ball and go home. Just let them play by themselfs. See how long that works for them.
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