Look at baseball. The addition of the second wild card means a bunch of teams in the NL are playing meaningful games still when, without it, the 4 playoff teams (and the 11 who are out) would already be close to set.
Expanded playoff will work like this on a larger scale. We are already seeing how 4 teams isn’t good enough and a bunch of teams have no chance.
Still an open question to me what that expansion looks like because as it gets bigger, more stakeholders get into it (devaluing it for the ones who would have made a smaller one anyway). Wouldn’t shock me a bit to see some leagues push for a 6- or 8-team playoff with slots reserved for the 4 highest ranked conference champions. Why make life easier for the B12/AAC/Mtn West when that makes life harder for you?
I was told by you that this new conference was great because all of the other conferences will gladly help it along, and make sure the conference champion gets an automatic play off bid to keep them voting with the alliance to stop the sec. You mean that wasn’t guaranteed? The heck you say
it’s also nice you’re equating this new conference you think is so exceptional with the aac and mountain west
but I’m sure how exciting the football will be will more than make up for the loss of revenue, and access