I know I wouldve watched this game intently, if there was a playoff system in place. But it was pretty much a meaningless game. The only one that matters in Monday Night in New Orleans.
I just pray for a playoff in my lifetime, because college football is a great sport and it needs to have more meaning to it's season.
Eaglesnut, I disagree with any bowl not having any meaning. Bowl games have a great deal of meaning to the teams participating, not to mention their fans. The only time the meaning gets lost a little is when a ďBig TimeĒ program is involved, and both the team and its fans think they should be in a bigger bowl or NC. Bill Steward, WVUís not-for-long interim HC, remembers the days when lesser bowls were a big deal to Mountaineer fans. So, to him and his team, this game was a big deal and had plenty of meaning.
I fully agree there should be a play-off. If ever there was a year to justify it, this was it. Usually, there have been arguably as many as 5 teams worthy of going to the NC game. This year it didnít seem as any team surged to for-front as being a worthy representative NC. As a result, LSU could make history by being the 1st team to win the NC with 2 losses.
Opponents actually say the regular season would have no meaning and claim it would ruin the bowl system. I disagree!!! What with 32 bowls, even with a 10 team play-off, only as many as 9 of them would be needed. The rest can be shared among those teams which didnít make the play-off. An ancillary benefit: We would eliminate a lot of those match-ups between 6-6 teams. Like yourself, I hope this can happen in our life-time.