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Bleacher Report's Featured Columnist for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Curt has been featured on ESPN Radio, and on sites including www.si.com, www.cnn.com and www.yahoo.com. Curt has covered the NFL, college football, and the NFL draft exclusively for nearly 15 years and is excited to bring his experience and point of view to Bleacher Report. Follow Curt on Twitter @nfldraftboard
If two or four teams from One conference OR ANOTHER think they are DIVINELY APPOINTED to PLAY in the NC GAME and DENY all other worthy TEAMS a chance, then it is TIME for a little March Madness in the world of college football. Lets have a REAL PLAYOFF and call it December MADNESS. And a $BILLION in travel and TEAM revenues.
Here we go again. College foot ball fans MEEKLY accepting the NONSENSE put out by the MEDIA that a REAL football playoff of 32 teams is IMPOSSIBLE, too burdensome, or TAKES too much TIME from CLASS.
Basketball does it with 64. College football can easily do it with a 32 team playoff. No more BITTER FANS screaming MY TEAM got LEFT OUT. Basketball has March Madness. COLLEGE FOOTBALL needs December Madness.
ALABAMA in all its GREATNESS Lost a last Second STUNNER. Then the UNFAIR bullet or restriction BACKFIRED on them. Now they and about 30 or 40 or 60 other schools MUST SIT on the sidelines and Compete for LESSER GLORY than the NC TITLE. This is Totally Unnecessary and listen or read on :
I thought America had no ROYATY. Prince William gets to be King of England by doing nothing. He was BORN that WAY.
I think that Alabama is a Magnificent machine , a Great football team, but it has humans on its team. Humans Err. They are not Gods. No team Deserves the NC Game. You lose . YOU are out.
The SEC IS a truly powerful Conference. Three years ago the BCS robbed Oklahoma State which was 11-1 the chance to play in the NC TITLE. REmember They were 11-1. Alabama was awarded the game against TWO LOSS LSU.
Nothing FAIR ABOUT THAT. Oklahoma State Would have been CHOSEN in a real Playoff. OKLAHOMA UPSET Alabama last year. In a continuation of Genuine PLAY They WOULD have met Florida state. TREVOR KNIGHT against the Seminoles. Do you like the ODDS.
NO BCS. No 4 TEAM Playoff. But a 32 Team or 64 TEAM Playoff can work. Here is how:
First, Leave all FBS teams with the Fun and Reward of Playing the 30 plus Bowl Games. And 4 PLAYOFF BOWLS would be used on Jan 1 each year for the Elite 8 CFB playoff BOWLS.
And A $BILLION IN PLAYOFF MONEY In Gate receipt$, Hotel, tourist MONEY, Sueveniers and TRAVEL for the cities and Teams involved.
A Simple Guide by J D
FACT: There are always 13 SATURDAYS in the 92 days of September thru November.
STEP ONE: Require all teams to finish their 12 GAMES by the END of NOVEMBER. There would be TIME for ONE OPEN DATE . Or TWO using the LAST SATURDAY in AUGUST.
STEP TWO: Have an NCAA selection committee PICK the TOP 32 Football Teams: FOUR Divisions would be set up:
East, South, Midwest, West.
Four Number One Seeds would be chosen in each Division and progressively on down: Number Two through Eight.
SEED Number One would play Number Eight, Number Two plays Number Seven and so on.
STEP THREE: SIXTEEN GAMES would be played ( 32 Chosen Teams) on the First Saturday in December. The SWEET SIXTEEN winners would play on the second Saturday in December.
STEP FOUR: The Elite Eight Winners are in the HIGHEST FOUR BOWLS called CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLS and would be played on New Years Day.
STEP FIVE: The FOUR QUARTER FINAL TEAMS play their TWO GAMES on January 8 or later.
STEP SIX : THE FINALS: 2 WINNERS would play a week later near January 17 for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Conclusion: Only FOUR TEAMS would NEED to PLAY past the HOLIDAY Weekend of January the 1st. And the REST of the TEAMS could GO BACK TO their Studies and Classes.
Also: The 30 plus BOWLS are kept . The LOSERS in the FIRST or SECOND Round can PLAY again in any BOWLS but the FOUR CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLS and win and rejoin the Top Twenty five.
Remember any team LOSING in the FIRST or SECOND WEEK of the Playoffs could STILL be INVITED to ONE of the 30 plus bowls.
IF TEAMS THINK They are the BEST, then let them PROVE IT on the Battlefield of Play. ONE team out of the 32 Teams chosen will win 5 games in a row and be true National Champ.!!!
Thanks for reading . My main concern is that somewhere, somehow, in my lifetime an Unfair 4 TEAM Playoff will be abolished. Every 8-3 team in the top 40 or 65 Teams will have respect and a chance to win it all.
This will bring in $1 BILLION dollars or more to the Teams and their Schools.
Curt, do you have a link to a credible, conflicting report? If so, you could edit that in.
Curt - you're a homer. Green Bay spanks you in the SB; then a classic paper champions record at 12-4 the next year, validated by a loss to Timmy Tebow in round 1.
Then 8-8, then 8-8 again, now 4-3 with losses to Cle and TB (TB at home).
Open your eyes! Must be difficult to see past all that Black and Gold! :)
Haha no worries, Curt. I was actually going to ask you if you typed this up on your phone or iPad because it looked like autocorrect took control.
A belated thanks for the kind words a few weeks ago, Curt
My take on Kelvin Benjamin or Mike Evans and why the steelers should take them first over all at 15
First the obvious, both are big targets, both standing at 6'5, both show great athleticismfor their size, both match up nightmares for the oppisite team, both big redzone targets for big ben, both draw comparisions to megatron and last both rare to come by, 6'5 athletic freak recievers just don't fall to you every year especaily when we have a chance to pick them at 15
Second yes our defenise slipped last year and its not what steeler fans are use to, but that was partly due to the injuries in the first part of the season, and while we do need to address our defensive needs they can be addressed with other picks in the draft, steeler scouts do know how to comb threw and find excellent prospects deep in the draft, lets not forget Antonio Brown was a 6th round draft pick, and first and for most Dick Lebeau does not start rookie defensive backs or defensive linemen too often and just thinking that our first round pick might sit for a year or two sucks,many have us taking a nose guard or defensive back in the first round and not being able to play with a new toy sucks, mean while on the other side of the ball Benjamin or Evans can start and even be a number 2 reciever and make an impact right away
Third our other concern was taking an offensive tackle to protect big ben, well for right now we have the answer in Kevin Beachum, and i for one think we should try out the Beachum Project for a full year and if it doesnt work then draft one in the first round next year will definitly be priority, let remember this year was big ben's best year and the one protecting his blind side Kevin Beachum our 7th round pick last year
Fourth if we don't pick one of them maybe someone in the division just might and that would be a nightmare for us when we could of had a chance to pick one of them up, Joe Flacco, Andy Dalton, or the Brown's QB(saying this because i dont know who their first pick will be) would be loving one of them on their roster oppisite of Torrey Smith, Josh Gordon, or AJ Green match up nightmares all around, now imagine one of them oppisite of Antonio Brown, Cotchery in at slot and Miller in at tight end Bell coming out of the back field, passing attack that would be hard to defend
So in my belief Kelvin Benjamin or Mike Evans would be a perfect first round pick for us
What corners, safeties and nose tackles do you think the Steelers should take a look at?
You're welcome, Curt! If you come across the formatting issue again, try using the Clear Formatting tool under the "Format" pull-down menu. It doesn't always work (sometimes it's an issue with the HTML), but it often does the trick. Hope that helps!
You’re welcome, Curt! No worries. It was only a handful of words on each slide, which was odd. I don’t remember ever noticing the font issue before with your articles, so it may have just been a one-time thing. Keep up the great work!
You're welcome, Curt! Thank you for the fan support!!