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If the articles I have been reading over the past few days are any indication of the intensity of the deliberations over an imminent playoff, then I'm ecstatic! I hope that my lifetime sees a playoff, and sooner rather than later.
As a 'Bama fan, I want all our national championships to be nationally recognized. I don't want to hear fans say things like "but you didn't win your conference" and "but you didn't deserve to be playing in that game."
I want unanimous championships, and I want people who make statements that they will never have to defend to be silenced. (Ahem, Mike Gundy.) I believe Mike Gundy really wanted a chance to play for the title, and I hate that he didn't get it. However, with six teams poised ready to jump 'Bama after the Tide's loss to LSU in November, I do not feel sorry for anyone that 'Bama earned their way back into it by winning.
In any case, if the gurus are correct in reporting the coming playoff system, then Alabama's defeat of LSU is the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. In a playoff, the rematch is a respected phenomenon.
If you haven't gotten the chance to read my playoff idea, feel free to click here. The bottom line is that, no matter what kind of playoff system is implemented, Alabama's 14th National Championship is the event that pushed the current system off the cliff.
To fans of a playoff system, "you're welcome...and Roll Tide Roll!"