I’ve been a little hesitant to write about the new college football playoff format that is apparently in the works.
Last night I tried, I really did. I started a post with the title “New college football playoff likely to hurt SDSU’s chances for National Championship.” Realizing I had just typed the sports equivalent of “New Supreme Court ruling likely to hurt Octomom’s chances for the Presidency”, I immediately stopped typing and instead drank myself to sleep. It was the right choice.
Look — however the
evil fuckers people who run college football ultimately decide to skin this cat, I think you’re going to have a hard time finding SDSU fans who can honestly pretend to care too much. That’s just kind of what happens when your team hasn’t won a conference title since the release of RoboCop.
College football fan: So what do you think about the changes to the college football postseason format? Pretty crazy, huh?
SDSU fan: Um … can we still qualify for the New Orleans Bowl?
College football fan: Yeah, I guess.
SDSU fan: Sounds good!
But on the off chance you’re inclined to feign some outrage about all this, here are some handy links to edumacate yourself:
— A selection committee is likely to pick the four participants, and winning a conference championship won’t be a requirement. Do you think the SEC East will cry foul when they only get one team selected, to the SEC West’s three? Stay tuned!
— A look at how the past decade of college football would have panned out had this system been in place. The old MWC would have placed a team in this playoff three times. The old WAC, which is where SDSU pretty much currently resides? Not a one (LOL Boise State). Other revelations: It was Earth all along.
— Speaking of the Broncos, how are Boise State fans reacting? About the same as they would to a potato rot outbreak.