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Whitey
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12-03-07 01:03 PM - Post#491581    



It has been a crazy year in college football, but thankfully the Buckeyes loss to Illinois did not ruin their season. Hopefully the Bucks will get a better result this year.
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?co lum...
 
Whitey
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12-20-07 03:09 PM - Post#495870    


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Not the news I wanted to hear about.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/bowls07/news/stor y?i...
 
Northern Wish
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01-03-08 09:48 AM - Post#497398    


    In response to Whitey

Good luck this weekend Craig!
I don’t care how many letters they sent
Morning came and morning went
Pick up your money and pack up your tent
You ain’t goin’ nowhere



 
ollie
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01-03-08 11:52 AM - Post#497420    


    In response to Northern Wish

More than ever this year I think that college football needs a playoff system. Just doesn't feel like a legit national championship game this year.




 
Whitey
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01-03-08 01:57 PM - Post#497450    


    In response to Northern Wish

Thanks buddy, should be a tough game for the buckeyes. The so called experts are not giving much of a chance to the Bucks, but we will see. They said the same thing about Florida last year.
 
Whitey
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01-03-08 01:58 PM - Post#497452    


    In response to ollie

  • ollie Said:
More than ever this year I think that college football needs a playoff system. Just doesn't feel like a legit national championship game this year.




Same argument every year. Feels legit to me. Go Bucks!!!
 
ollie
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01-03-08 03:58 PM - Post#497480    


    In response to Whitey

  • Whitey Said:
  • ollie Said:
More than ever this year I think that college football needs a playoff system. Just doesn't feel like a legit national championship game this year.




Same argument every year.



That doesn't make it wrong.





 
Whitey
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01-07-08 08:00 AM - Post#497984    


    In response to ollie

Yes, but nothing is going to change, so keep complaining.
 
Whitey
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01-07-08 08:01 AM - Post#497985    


    In response to Whitey

Tonight's the night...Tonight's the night!!!
 
badams
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01-07-08 08:12 AM - Post#497987    


    In response to Whitey

Individual Bowl games can be exciting for the game itself. The over all Bowl picture and the national chamionship debate bores me and will until (if) they go to a playoff format.
You can't fly a tank fool!


 
ollie
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01-07-08 11:16 AM - Post#498021    


    In response to Whitey

  • Whitey Said:
Yes, but nothing is going to change, so keep complaining.



Go Tigers!




 
Whitey
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01-07-08 01:48 PM - Post#498081    


    In response to ollie

Here you go Ollie
 
ollie
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01-07-08 10:40 PM - Post#498152    


    In response to Whitey

I changed my mind. I'm cheering for the potheads.






 
Whitey
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01-08-08 08:17 AM - Post#498181    


    In response to ollie

Another tough National Championship game. Great start once again, but a few miss plays by the Bucks, too many terrible penalities, and a great LSU offense sealed the deal. Tooo bad.
 
ollie
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01-08-08 09:47 AM - Post#498216    


    In response to Whitey

It felt like OSU might have got back into if they'd had another quarter to play but oh well. I was struck by how un-excited a lot of the LSU players seemed after the win, in stark contrast to the World Juniors celebration on Saturday. It took the joy out of seeing LSU win.




 
Booche
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01-08-08 09:52 AM - Post#498219    


    In response to ollie

How many times can you change your mind?????????

First its LSU, then Ohio State and then LSU again?

Holy facking Sens-fan Batman!

  • George Lucas Said:
Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are.



 
badams
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01-08-08 10:04 AM - Post#498225    


    In response to ollie

  • ollie Said:
It felt like OSU might have got back into if they'd had another quarter to play but oh well.





That statement can be said about millions of different games in all sports
You can't fly a tank fool!


 
ollie
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01-08-08 10:54 AM - Post#498262    


    In response to badams

  • badams Said:
  • ollie Said:
It felt like OSU might have got back into if they'd had another quarter to play but oh well.





That statement can be said about millions of different games in all sports





Not really. My point was that OSU got their game legs too late in the game.




 
badams
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01-08-08 11:01 AM - Post#498265    


    In response to ollie

  • ollie Said:
  • badams Said:
  • ollie Said:
It felt like OSU might have got back into if they'd had another quarter to play but oh well.





That statement can be said about millions of different games in all sports





Not really. My point was that OSU got their game legs too late in the game.






Another quote that could be used in tons of games and situations. They had 4 quarters to get it done and didn't. There is never a 5th quarter but there is always next year
You can't fly a tank fool!


 
badams
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01-08-08 11:09 AM - Post#498268    


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The president of the University of Georgia is calling for an eight-team playoff system for college football's top division, saying the Bowl Championship Series -- which left Georgia out of its championship game -- has become a "beauty contest largely stage-managed by the networks."

In a public statement and a letter to NCAA president Myles Brand, Georgia president Michael F. Adams, who is also chairman of the NCAA executive committee, called for an eight-team playoff to decide the national championship, with the opening rounds to be played in the four major BCS bowl games. He proposed the change be made as soon as the contracts that govern the BCS expire.

Adams was scheduled to hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the proposal. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported that Adams would support a playoff.

"This year's experience with the BCS forces me to the conclusion that the current system has lost public confidence and simply does not work," Adams said in news release. "It is undercutting the sportsmanship and integrity of the game."

Georgia did not win its division of the Southeastern Conference and did not play in that league's title game, but was widely regarded as one of the best teams in the nation as the college football season closed. The Bulldogs went to the Sugar Bowl instead of the BCS Championship Game, where some beleived the team belonged.

Adams did not directly address that outcome in his letter or his statement. But he did claim that the BCS system suffered from built-in conflicts of interest involving the major sports conferences and the television networks.

Under his proposal, the schedule would return to 11 games from its current 12, with playoffs beginning at the major bowl games and extending two more Saturdays.

Under his proposal, a selection committee would seed eight teams to the four major bowls.

"If one of those bowls chooses not to participate, another game could be found to fill the void," he said.

Adams is the second SEC member president to advocate a playoff in the past year. Last year, University of Florida president James Bernard Machen -- whose Gators played in the BCS Championship Game and won the title -- said the time had come for a playoff system, but backed down from his position after conferring with his fellow SEC presidents.

Adams acknowledged that he has long opposed a playoff system, largely for academic reasons and because the season is already too long. However, he said in his letter to Brand that he was "troubled about the commercial influence over how the college football season is played out." He said it is time for the NCAA's member institutions to regain control over the college football postseason -- control he said is now concentrated in the hands of the television networks, the major conferences and the bowl commissioners.

"The television networks ... have grown too powerful in deciding who plays and when they play, and indeed, whom they hire to coach," Adams wrote in his letter to Brand. "The Bowl Championship Series has become a beauty contest largely stage-managed by the networks, which in turn protect the interests of their own partner conferences.

"The situation may not quite rise to the level of collusion, but it leaves an air of dissatisfaction with the fans of most institutions, even as they celebrate successful seasons," Adams wrote to Brand. "I believe the time has come for the NCAA to take control of the college football postseason, and in so doing to create a system that our players, coaches, friends and fans can support and appreciate."

"Colleges need to regain ownership of their football teams," Adams added in his letter to Brand. "While much has been made of the unique nature of the Football Bowl Subdivision [formerly Division I-A], the fact is that the networks and conferences exercise much more control over the football teams at this level then the institutions that sponsor them. Reorienting the national football championship is an important step in managing a model that benefits students, institutions and our constituents."

Adams said he would regret the football season extending into the spring semester, but noted that only four teams would be involved and before most schools return from the winter holiday break.

On Monday, Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford and SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said the ACC, SEC, Big East and Big 12 are open to a "plus-one" Final Four format in which the top four teams would be selected and seeded.

"In our conference, there's much more open-mindedness about the plus-one than there was two years ago. There's an interest in it ... and a willingness to discuss it in full," Swofford said.

The BCS is in the second of a four-year, $320 million contract with Fox that runs through the 2009 season and 2010 bowls. The BCS will begin negotiating with Fox on another deal in the fall. Fox has exclusive negotiating rights with the BCS.

The Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA), Division II and Division III all have a postseason playoff.
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