Tuesday, December 2, 2008
What's This WBS That Everyone's Been Talking About Lately
There has been a lot of talk about Playoffs, and the problems associated with that. With the BCS role in the BIG-12 this year and all the chaos it has caused, it has gotten the nation in an uproar. More people are tuning in to ESPN to stay updated, blogging, making facebook groups, pulling their money together to fly airplanes over games to let people know that their team won a game earlier in the season. The point is that even though the BCS is flawed IT MAKES MONEY! If we had a better system…like… a playoff then people would get bored with it, it wouldn’t bring in as much money, and so forth. BULL-LO-NEE! Just look at NCAA Basketball, Baseball, or Soccer. Wait don’t look, think, talk or even say anything that rhymes with that word. (I am sorry I accidently brought it up and put it in category of Sports.) Take a look at Table Tennis instead…They have a playoff bracket as well. In the words of Michael Crabtree “Last night I had actually dreamed this”, so nation I need your input. Tell me what you think of this system. We’ll call it The Wayne Bass System or the WBS. And, what we’ll do is split the NCAAF into the west and the east. In the East you’ll have BCS Conferences such as SEC,ACC, and The Big East. In the West you’ll have Big-12 and 10 with the Pac-10. I know already it seems lopsided. We could disband the Big East and pull Boise into the Mountain West and make them a BCS then give the Big-10 to the East. Or, we’ll have the oh I don’t know the Red and Blue sides. In the Blue side the BCS Conferences such as the SEC, ACC, and the Big-10 on the Red we’ll have Big-12, Pac-10, and Big East. Mid-Majors will be as followed: In the East or Blue side will have Mid-America, the Sunbelt, and the Independent conference which will give up Norte Dame to the ACC for Maryland, and will also receive 3 teams from the Mid-America Confernce as well as Louisiana Tech from the WAC. This Independent Conference will be renamed The Podjoe Conference. (In reverence to the man who fixed this BCS Mess) On the West or the Red side we’ll have the WAC, MWC, and Conference USA. Anyways, well have everyone play their conferences like normal with a couple non-conf games at the beginning of the season. Each side will have their conf. champs receive a free enter the playoffs spot except if a team is ranked at least 4 spots above a conf. champ they will get their spot. For example say Oklahoma wins the Big-12, but Texas is just a one loss team and is ranked 5th in the West or Red side, and lets say that BYU has lost 2 games but won their conference and is ranked like 19th Texas would go ahead of BYU and get a playoff spot. Keep in mind that BYU isn’t out of the playoff scene completely, because there will be 12 spots in the first round from each side which is 4 weeks of Divisional Playoffs, and then the Champ from each side play in the National Title. Like I said earlier I need your input tell me what you think. What changes would you make to the WBS?