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  • J D posted 1139 days ago

    J D

    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.

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  • Antonio Everett posted 1389 days ago

    Antonio Everett

    hey thanks for looking past Charlie Jones rape conviction and getting him hired at oakland ice. I really appreciate how you just boned out when the shit hit the fan and walked away with your pride intact despite the fact that you crippled the you hockey program. For those of you who dont know Emily was a hockey manager at Oakland Ice arena, she became romantically involved with a man who wanted to coach but wasnt able to due to the fact he was a registered sex offender. He was able to get USA hockey to over look the fact that he raped a 15 year girl while she was passed out from alcohol he provided, with the help of Melissa Fitzgerald (another all star sharks ice management pick). Together they fought USA hockey to secure a waiver that would allow Charlie Jones to coach even though the law specifically states that he CAN NOT work with children under the age of 16. When the smoke settled Emily was long gone, securing a position here, and let it all fall down. Now we have the local news airing the story, but they aren't giving you your credit, with out you this would HAVE NEVER happened. Thanks again, for those interested here is an article about it with details of Emily's involvement, and a video from KTVU showing Jones being questioned by Oakland police for not registering in CA as a sex offender. You should be ashamed of yourself Emily! You disgust me, don't ever put on a pair of skates in the bay area again and not expect people like me and other parents and alumni to spit on the ground you walk on.



    thanks again Emily, we''l just pick up the piece of the shattered youth hockey program that you broke. Next time you meet a guy and he tells you "so I am a registered sex offender but it's not what you think" maybe pause and think before you fall head over heels and give him the keys to the castle.

  • John Loudon posted 1514 days ago

    John Loudon

    Why didn't Sharks use Hertl in shootout vs Stars?!?!? Afraid of showcasing his supposed "showboating" (= having fun playing with skill)?

  • Aussie Shark posted 1519 days ago

    Aussie Shark

    Emjoyed your article, reasons for sharks to stay hot, hoping to follow you on twitter

  • Will Leivenberg posted 1529 days ago

    Will Leivenberg

    Thanks for becoming a fan, Emily! How are enjoying Bleacher Report so far? I really enjoyed your first article and would love to see the Sharks make a run! If you have any questions about the site or suggestions for ways to improve it please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks again!