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    ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    I'm not a huge fan of *****, but I liked his insight on this year's college football season. He pointed out that if you implement a playoff system, the exciting college football season this year would be meaningless. Who cares that LSU lost to Kentucky? Who cares that USC fell asleep vs. Stanford? Etc. They'd all get their top seeds in a playoff system and play a couple home games to most likely win it all.

    He did mention a couple tweaks to fix the national championship game by having a +1 after the bowl games for the national championship. He also thought it'd be smarter to use one RPI type computer system along side a human element like the championship committee used in basketball to determine bowl games/rankings. He also said that every conference needs to incoporate a conference championship.

    I agree with him on this. You implement a playoff system and a lot of these games where a team fails to win mean nothing in the grand scheme of things. Plus with the playoff system, the normal bowl games become NIT type matchups that no one will care about. The playoff system would be nice for that one month of December, but what about September, October, and November???

    I think tweaking things to decide who plays for the national championship is the way to go not implement a whole playoff system.



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    Re: ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    Would someone explain why *****'s name is censored?



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    Re: ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    I also agreed with what Steve D*ace had to say.



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    Re: ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Would someone explain why *****'s name is censored?
    Because he's an arse and has caused more than a little trouble for the proprietor(s) of this site.

    But his position on the BCS and bowl system/playoff system made alot of sense.

    However, he lost me when he commented that Mac ran his team off the field after the FSU game so as not take the "moral victory" the crowd was applauding. In fact, Mac went out of his way to have his team recognize the applause and appreciation of the crowd at Arrowhead.


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    Re: ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Would someone explain why *****'s name is censored?
    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...ip-update.html


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    Re: ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Because he's an arse and has caused more than a little trouble for the proprietor(s) of this site.
    I like it because I can now use his name in place of curse words. For example...

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    Go ***** yourself



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    Re: ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    I like it because I can now use his name in place of curse words.

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    Go ***** yourself

    Personally, I think in those cases we shouldn't "*" out the curse, but should instead replace it with Steve's name.

    *** hole becomes D*eace hole. A little more edge to it.



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    Re: ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    I absolutely hate this solution. Let's half-a** the whole thing, and change it up every year to fit whatever scenario screwed someone this year. There is no excuse for not having a championship game. It's just money, money, money



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    Re: ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    I was glad to hear that Marty and Miller might be replacing Steve and Jon on "State of the Nations" next year. After Dace's self promotion a couple weeks back during our state of the nation the bosses probably had enough.



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    Re: ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    Wow, I just heard Cory describe the loss Satuday as ISU's "best loss of the season" during the update. Terrible. What is a good loss? A loss is a loss.



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    Re: ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    I like it because I can now use his name in place of curse words. For example...

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    D*eace yeah, I'm on board that D*eacing train!



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    Re: ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    I don't understand why people feel like the need to act like that no good things can come from a loss. Of course Gene Chizik is going to say things like that. It's his job to mold our players into guys who have the mindset that they will win. Anyone who thinks that Chizik felt identical disappointment after the Oklahoma game as the Texas game is high.



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    Re: ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    I was glad to hear that Marty and Miller might be replacing Steve and Jon on "State of the Nations" next year. After Dace's self promotion a couple weeks back during our state of the nation the bosses probably had enough.
    Really? I hadn't heard that, but don't really pay attention and rarely watch anyway.

    But I don't know about that. Jon Miller at least has an interest. ***** does as well, although more of a monetary and not true-blue fan.

    What do M&M bring to the table? Will we get a 'Bama-Bob segment and a weekly Patriots/Red Sox update?



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    Re: ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    I actually like Jon Miller's contribution to that show, but Dace gets repetitive at times. I'm not sure how M&M would do, maybe have Marty talk Hawks and Miller the Clones or just talk about both together. Bama Bob would definitely have to be involved in some capacity since they love him for some reason. I'm not a big fan, but he's a "college football expert" after all. :)

    I like how they mentioned how Zabel said Iowa State fans should take a picture of the scoreboard when we led OU 7-0 because I guess that's such a huge accomplishment for us. Seriously, I don't wish anybody harm but will he just kick the bucket already.



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    Re: ***** on Miller: Playoff System Would Render This Exciting Meaningless

    If there was an 8 team national championship tourney (where only the BCS schools got an auto qualifier), those games ABSOLUTELY mean something - if you don't win your conference you have very little chance of making the tourney. Let's even assume 12 teams - that's only 2 more teams than currently participate in the BCS. Those games still mean something. 16 team tourney might be pushing it a little, but if you did a 16 team tourney you might have to have all D IA conferences included in it - therefore with only 5 open spots every game is important.

    Last time I checked, the 65-team tourney in March didn't discount the importance of the regular season in basketball. In fact, if you didn't win at least 18 games in the regular season with a winning conference record you could pretty much kiss the tourney goodbye (unless you won the conference tourney). 20 wins recently has become no guarantee. I'd say the regular season becomes more important with a football tournament because lose and you just might have lost your chance at a national championship, whereas with the BCS there's always the chance that going undefeated won't get you there anyway, and if you lose it's better to lose at the beginning of the year because if high teams lose later in the year, well, then, you're just cycled back to the top.


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