To Big Ten or to not Big Ten that is the Question

Friday, May 2, 2008

The good and bad of College Football

The Good

Don McPherson was elected to the College football hall of fame. He has become the 13th member from Syracuse to be inducted. Donnie has joined a club that includes names like Jim Brown, Larry Csonka, Ernie Davis, Tim Green, Floyd Little and Vic Hanson. Not a bad bunch of people to be following. During his four years on the hill, Don McPherson Built up an incredible Stat sheet which includes a 164.3 passer rating which is number one at Syracuse and also for the NCAA. All together He holds or shares 11 SU football Records. Congrats Donnie And thank you for the memories, oh and by the way, did anybody notice that Tim Brown did not make it in this year, kind of a little payback.

The Bad

Now the Second flash of the day. This one really does not have anything to do with Syracuse football, but I feel eventually it will. These days Syracuse is a perennial bottom dweller and has not seen a bowl game in sometime. But yesterday the powers that be shot down any chance for a playoff in College football. I really believe that this is a huge mistake and for the life of me I can not figure out why. If you add two more bowls and one extra week to the schedule there will not be anymore second guessing the national champion. All they have to do is get a one vs. four and a two vs. three and let them play it out until only one team has two wins. Then and only then do you have a clear number one and two. For the life of me I can not figure out why this gets shot down year after year. Think about it more revenue would come in from ticket sales, TV contracts, and sponsorships. Why play all these meaningless game only to get three or four teams that are undefeated and then have some computer throw out a national champion. Why not let the winner come out on the field. Let them play it out!


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