- Jan 14, 2016
i'm on the planet where there is zero playoff and it's delightfully unscientific, frantic, unfair and makes the regular season a car chase or there is a larger playoff where it's actually a playoff. Anything that is in between those goalposts (for me anyway) haven't worked.
I do miss two games going on New Years Day that have national championship implications. It was absurd in hindsight. Our nuanced free world can't handle this anymore because everything has to be a completion and everyone has to have certainty on result.
I generally like the old system. There is tradition in having your conference champ go to a specific Bowl. But they should take #1 and #2 after the Bowls and have them play a CG 2 weeks after. Can you imagine 2019 with no playoff?
Rose Bowl #2 Ohio State 13-0 vs #6/#7 Oregon 11-2
Sugar Bowl #1 LSU 13-0 vs #4 Oklahoma 12-1
Orange Bowl #3 Clemson 13-0 vs #5 Georgia 11-2
They would be all trying to win by as many points as possible to get votes. In the end having 3 undefeated teams is a headache for crowning a champ. We would have been robbed of Clemson vs Ohio State in the Semi Final. But if you did go traditional and had the one extra CG, we would have seen LSU vs whoever was more impressive in the Bowl Clemson or Ohio State. One team gets unfairly left out but they can't say as much if there is no CG what so ever.