dear god in heaven that was some heavy action.
Mike Lantry, 1972
3 of the top five lost, I can't remember crazier shit happening. I know I'm in the minority, but this is why I love the BCS, cause all these upsets are huge deal. If there was an 8 or 16 team playoff, a lot of the losses would be...oh well, that's okay, let's gear up for the playoff.
I completely agree. People complain a lot about the BCS, but at the same time it is this madness that people love. With the current format, nobody can rest because every game means everything for your season. With a playoff this might not be true, because a loss for a top team wouldn't knock them all the way out of a 16 team playoff.
Agree - if there was a playoff, most of today would have just affected the teams' seedings and would not have been that big a deal. Love the drama of the BCS (exception would be that I did not appreciate the drama in 2006)
If you think home-field advantage isn't worth playing for. NFL teams would beg to differ as they don't stop caring until they have their seed locked up not just a spot in the playoffs. As it stands right now, if we had a playoff, there would still be absolutely no certainty in either 1) who is going to be in the playoff or 2) who has home field advantage. LSU/Arkansas would have an inside track to the #1 overall seed, Bama (at best) would be a 7 seed since they can't even win their own division, Oregon and OSU (NTOSU)/OU would be playing for the other seed in the playoffs with the winner out of the game.
If anything the playoffs would make things MORE interesting as next week there's really only one game that matters in terms of the national championship and that's LSU/Arkansas. If we had a playoff there would be at least 4 and beyond that the week after that, championship week, teams would be playing a do-or-die game to get into the playoffs at all. Yeah, that sounds totally boring.
In theory a playoff sounds like the solution, but (from a fan's perspective) I don't think the product would be any better. Having more 'interesting' games doesn't necessarily mean it would be better... it could dilute the meaning of those games, especially if you are playing for the 16th rank knowing you're probably going to get beat up by a #1.
I don't mean to get into a debate about the BCS. Until something actually changes, I will be content with the way it is...
This will be the best cfb year if sparty loses in conference campionship game and we go to bcs while they get rocked by another sec team in capitol one bowl
"dear god in heaven that was some heavy action"
That's what she said.
and continued through our game and into Oregon being upset and so on.
Followed by the most screwed, up nonsensical BCS reranking ever. Michigan should jump ahead of several teams with a ranked win as opposed to unranked home losses, but I can't wait to see how bad they mess this up (got money on them putting 7-3 Baylor over 8-2 PSU)
Except for the endless Gerber Life College Plan commercials where everyone says "Oh' before starting their sentence... Then there's the Pitbull "Let's have a real good time" Dr. Pepper commercials... I rewind those, put the volume on blast, and drive my wife nuts with them. That is one creepy dude. Otherwise, an awesome CFB weekend in terms of crazy results and UM re-emergence!!!
Great weekend, except for the fact that it is more probable than not that we will see an all SEC championship game. Lsu and Bama are both phenomenal, but I really don't want to see them play again
for a 6 team playoff.
Heard as long as we win next week and OK beats OK ST were pretty much assured a BCS Bowl!!! Go Blue!!!
We want Oklahoma State to win that game. Let them have the Big 12 title b/c there's no way that 3-loss Oklahoma gets in before us.
it seems every year we declare a given weekend the very best of the season on a sunday, only to be surprised the next weekend.
i really, really doubt it gets any better than this, but you never know. here's to hoping i'm wrong.