Monday, December 3, 2007

Nice consolation

Missouri, having blown a shot at the BCS, gets a tilt at Arkansas and the Silver Ball on January 1 in the Cotton Bowl. I look forward to that matchup eagerly. Meantime, the BCS has popped up Ohio State and LSU. Even a four team playoff would have been problematic this season. Eight? Sixteen? Sixty four?

I think Dan Wetzel had the right idea with his 16 team playoff including every conference champion and five at large bids. Big ticket bowl games could be incorporated into the first round and championship if need be, with lesser bowl games (the Emerald Bowl, say) remaining and representing the same thing they do now- a consolation for those without a shot at the title. And think of the matchup possibilities. Somebody make this happen. Please.

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