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  • J D posted 189 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.

  • Delores Smith-Johnson posted 1045 days ago

    Delores Smith-Johnson

    You're welcome, Andrew. And no problem on the credits, we are all human. :)

  • Tom Collier posted 1046 days ago

    Tom Collier

    Totally understood, Andrew, and it's clear you've been pushing out articles in workmanlike fashion, so I suppose it's just good to have someone chiming in sometimes. Have a good rest of the weekend,

    -TC

  • Morena Calvo posted 1073 days ago

    Morena Calvo

    Definitely just forgot to delete that comment. Sorry about that!

  • Eric Powell posted 1101 days ago

    Eric Powell

    No problem. All you need to do to get the URL for the individual tweet is right-click Open and open it in a new window.

  • Kevin Hess posted 1153 days ago

    Kevin  Hess

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1097913-ufc-146-breakdown-of-every-heavyweight-fight-mir-vs-velasquez-overeem-vs-jds

    Havent heard from you in forever

  • Kevin Hess posted 1240 days ago

    Kevin  Hess

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/977963-ufc-ranking-every-submission-win-in-the-career-of-frank-mir

    Check it out or else! please... haha

  • Mark s posted 1249 days ago

    Mark s

    Andrew, any interest in writing for http://www.mixingmartialarts.com or if you know anyone else interested let me know.

  • Mike D posted 1263 days ago

    Mike D

    Andrew, just need your 50 fighters... I'll do the rest -

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/948396-ufc-bragging-rights-fantasy-mma-league-welcome-to-all

  • Anthony Kang posted 1298 days ago

    Anthony Kang

    So eight months and he's good to go? Can't wait. Marking it on my calender as we speak: June 2012, GSP vs. Silva...GSP could fight him tomorrow or coulda fought him months ago if he wanted to. Jake Shields and Kos? Please, no one thought for a milisecond either were legit challengers. They say Edgar walks around approximately at 155, BJ walks around under 165, Demetrious Johnson around 135, and all Japanese fighters around their weight class (okay, horrible example)...so weight disparities aren't exactly unprecedented. GSP walks around what, 190 or so? And I'm willing to bet anything even that's because he eats and trains like he has a fight every day of his life. If he let himself go like the Rampages and Anthony Johnsons of the world, then we would truly get his true, even substantially higher, natural weight.

    But whatever, this is all for naught. Just gotta hurry up and wait. Good to have a good and civil debate. It's just that, just like with Hendo, he wouldn't be able to completely shut him down for 25 minutes. And I am definitely no fan of Silva, which is why I want the Jones super-fight so much.

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