Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ
Originally Posted by Rafiki
Whoever it is that deemed the NFL's version of crowning a champion as 'perfection' and above reproach is also missing the boat. Any team that wins the weakest conference with an 8-8 record doesn't deserve to be in the playoffs over a team with a 10-6 record that finished 3rd in their division because it's the toughest division. The 6 best teams from each conference should be in the playoffs...period. That's not what's happening under the current structure in the NFL.
Hell, you can win your division and have a losing record if your division is weak enough.... what sense does it make for that team to have an automatic playoff berth?
Why shouldn't a team like Arkansas who's only 2 losses come to the #1 and #2 teams in the country get left out of a shot to compete for the title anymore than Boise St. going undefeated should? Boise didn't have to face the top 2 teams in the country. Arkansas did. You don't think Arkansas goes undefeated with Boise's schedule?
Even if you do have a playoff in college football (which is fine with me too) the teams in the toughest conferences STILL played the toughest schedules in order to qualify for the playoffs, while the Boise's and TCU's STILL didn't. Nothing really changed did it?
Hell, I'd be fine with Alabama leaving the SEC to become an independent, scheduling 9 cupcakes from the WAC or MWC every year, going undefeated and waiting the for the playoffs to roll around before they even begin playing the starters.
Suits me.... how about you?