First, there’s the fact that there’s a “Selection Committee”. That is, in and of itself, patently retarded. If we’re going to “Play off” and “Win it on the field”, then our combatants shouldn’t be decided in a locked room with a big cedar table (inversely proportionate to the collective penile size of the committee members, females included).
Then, there’s the fact that we’ve decided to go with Four Teams. Four. That means that there are about 116 teams that don’t deserve any whiff of a possible title. Well, screw that. It’s moronic.
Here’s the thing…this whole nastiness could be avoided by simply following the plan I blogged about a few years ago (of course, changes in current Conference structure actually make it EASIER to implement).
So, here’s what we do:
There are 5 major football conferences which are split into divisions.
There are 6 major football conferences (well, 5 and the Indies) which are NOT split into divisions.
If you take the DIVISION champs of each split conference, and the CONFERENCE champs of each non-split conference, and add the TOP INDIE…..
YOU GET 16 TEAMS. Holy crap.
So, you play the conference championship games, you seed the other 6 teams, and there goes your first round.
If it were me, I’d probably set it up like this: