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December 6, 2007 9:30 AM

Drew: Christmas wish list

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It won't be long before we face the annual assault of Bowl games. Personally I'd prefer a playoff system. There is a great article at http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/ about a 16 team playoff that certainly will fuel your imaginations. How about you? Do you think it's time for a new direction on college football or are you content with the current bowl system? Leave your comments.



Discussion

  • December 6, 2007

    2:59 PM

    Charlie writes:

    Absolutely not, these student-athletes are too busy preparing for final exams this time of year. They shouldn't be wasting their valuable study time playing in a tournament.

    Oh, you mean the professors will give them a passing grade anyway? Sounds good, let's see how far undefeated Hawaii can go against the nation's elite.

  • December 6, 2007

    4:31 PM

    CJ writes:

    Well, The Former D-1a does it. As does D2 and 3. Other collegiate sports play through finals times. Basketball, Baseball, etc.

    You want to crown a true National Champion? Get a playoff system.

  • December 7, 2007

    5:41 AM

    Bronco Fan in PA writes:

    The bowl season kicks in after finals are taken. Why would the presidents of these universities allow 65 teams to play a three week basketball tournament? They are truely in the middle of a school season and some even take their mid terms in the hotels. Answer is a boat load of money.

    College football bowls are played during Christmas break. Keep the bowl system in place. Use the BCS bowls to determine two semi final games then have a four team playoff to crown a true national champion. Once again schools and TV will rake in a ton of cash.

  • December 7, 2007

    6:58 AM

    Dave writes:

    There's another great article here (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=easterbrook/071204) that makes a good case about why there shouldn't be a Div-I playoffs.

    I can see both sides of the argument, but I have to agree with Easterbrook. The current system, flawed as it is, is better than a playoffs.

  • December 7, 2007

    9:01 AM

    Anonymous writes:

    Wow.
    So, after 20 games, the Nuggets finally decide to win against a real team. They are now on pace to win a whopping 4 games against teams with winning records.
    The Nuggets suck y'all.

    Wonder what would happen to this team if they lost Iverson for 3 months like the Wizards have lost Arenas, as an example. The Nuggets would fold like a cheap tent.
    Take away Iverson, and this Nuggets team is the same unexciting, predictable team it's been since Anthony arrived. See, Anthony sucks. Iverson is what makes things roll. Iverson is also the reason that Anthony will be gone (i.e. traded) by the end of next season. Anthony doesn't like to share. Iverson craves the spotlight. It doesn't work.

  • December 7, 2007

    9:31 AM

    CC writes:

    Been waiting all week long to see a comic about the spanking the Raiders gave the Broncos. What's the matter, too painful even for a comic?

  • December 7, 2007

    12:01 PM

    Rick C writes:

    Who really cares about a "mythical nationalchampionship"?
    It is just like these computer nerds who play
    "fantasy football"Why don"t you get a real life and participate in real sports? What a waste of time.I got to go, I have a real life to deal with.

    Rick C

  • December 7, 2007

    2:24 PM

    Vince writes:

    Hey Drew,
    Why no tribute to Sean Taylor? He was an awesome hitter who reminded me of Steve Atwater the way he absolutely wrecked people on the field.....just a suggestion, keep up the good work.

  • December 7, 2007

    9:36 PM

    Anonymous writes:

    Also, what about the miracle boy in Everett of the Buffalo Bills. He's walking UNDER HIS OWN POWER as of 2 weeks ago.
    Amazing.

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