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Playoff 'solution' only spawns more controversy

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08:28 AM ET 06.22 | That a committee might decide the fate of NCAA championships is likely to settle few debates. There will be charges of bias. There will be charges that the fix is in for the big conferences. ... It won't be less controversial. In fact, a four-team playoff will actually be MORE controversial once it is in place. Why? Because last season there was basically only one team (No. 3 Oklahoma State) that had a legitimate argument that it should have been in the top two. When we go to four teams, there will always be at least 3-4 teams that claim they were as good as No. 4. Understand that this playoff is not going to end the arguments. But any product -- from cars to laundry detergent -- has to eventually go to the marketplace with something new.

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June 22, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Duh. No kidding.

Even in bball with the several hundred or whatever number of teams that make the Big Dance, there are teams that gripe that they weren't included -- and even then, they can go sulk in the NIT, so not like they have nothing else to do. It's human nature, no one is surprised that it happens, and it cannot be avoided.

June 22, 2012  08:58 AM ET

"Because last season there was basically only one team (No. 3 Oklahoma State) that had a legitimate argument that it should have been in the top two. "

Just stop it with this. They blew a huge lead to a team with a sub .500 winning percentage and which lost to Rutgers in a bowl game. Oklahoma State had no more claim to play in the BCS championship game than Stanford, Oregon or Bama.

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June 22, 2012  09:13 AM ET

They'll keep tinkering with the system until it becomes like the baeball season. I have spoken.

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June 22, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

ummm no.

Popcorn time, and I'll bring the beer, too, since it's a Friday and all. :-)

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June 22, 2012  09:37 AM ET

They should keep it the exact way it is this year for the hilarity of people crying about it.

June 22, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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+1...They got it right last year...to my dismay!!They should do 8 teams imho...

+2. It was exactly the way it should be last year.

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June 22, 2012  09:46 AM ET

This system will work until the perennial cryers don't like the outcome and then they'll want to "fix" it again.

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