College Football Playoffs!!! NCAA have you been reading my diary?

Yes it is true and it is officially here.  College football will now be settled by a 4-team playoff and while it won't totally eliminate all controversy, it definitely feels a whole lot better.  So here's what we know so far: The championship game will be bid on like the Superbowl or Final Four. The semi-final games will be rotated amongst the current BCS bowls. The 4 teams will be chosen by a selection committee. Like I said, this new playoff system won't eliminate controversy.  There will be plenty of years where the difference between the #4 and #5 teams is miniscule.  And watch all the critics cry foul when three SEC teams make it into the playoffs, which is bound to happen.  But that kind of controversy I can live with, because whoever wins that 4-team playoff will have earned it. *** LINKS SB Nation: College Football Playoffs Are Here: 4-Team System Begins In 2014 SB Nation: College Football Playoff Schedule Should Look Familiar SB Nation: New 12-Year Contract [Read more...]

NCAA Tournament Bracket, Schedule, Predictions (yes, Mizzou winning it all)

Well its here. March Madness. Thursday Murray State vs. Colorado State, 12:15 p.m., CBS Kansas State vs. Southern Miss, 12:40 p.m., truTV Louisville vs. Davidson, 1:40 p.m., TBS Wisconsin vs. Montana, 2:10 p.m., TNT Marquette vs. BYU, following Murray State-Colorado State, CBS Syracuse vs. UNC Asheville, following Kansas State-Southern Miss, truTV New Mexico vs. Long Beach St., following Louisville-Davidson, TBS Vanderbilt vs. Harvard, following Wisconsin-Montana, TNT Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky, 6:50 p.m., TBS Wichita State vs. VCU, 7:15 p.m., CBS Gonzaga vs. West Virginia, 7:20 p.m.,TNT Baylor vs. South Dakota State, 7:27 p.m., truTV Iowa State vs. Connecticut, following Kentucky game, TBS Indiana vs. New Mexico State, following Wichita State-VCU, CBS Ohio State vs. Loyola-Maryland, following Gonzaga-West Virginia, TNT UNLV vs. Colorado, following Baylor-SKS, truTV Friday Cincinnati vs. Texas, 12:15 p.m., CBS San Diego St. vs. NC State, 12:40 p.m., [Read more...]

Our fix for conference realingment scheduling concerns

As somebody that is a huge college football fan, I am very weary of how the landscape is changing.  I am however all for super conferences if it means we are going to get a college football playoff, and finally be rid of the BCS. Here is my proposal about how these super conferences should handle their scheduling. Each 16-team conference should move to a four, four-team pod system, based on regions as much as possible.  I think, that the biggest roadblock in the super conference’s path is the thought that rivalries are going to die and be forgotten. Remember that is on aspect that the failing Big 12 did not take seriously when it formed in 1996? The new Big 10, however, has seen that and make sure that it keeps those rivalry or trophy games intact.  In a given year in conference play a team would play the three teams in its own pod, play another pod and then one team from the remaining 2 pods. They would play a home and home series with that other pod for two years then rotate to [Read more...]