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Perhaps There Should Be A 64-Team Playoff

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by The_RH_Factor, Dec 27, 2023.

  1. partdopy

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    No chance of this. The NFL needed to co-opt a profitable league as a d League is a money sink. That's all this whole thing is about. Break the current system by introducing one with no rules then just wait for people to get dissilussioned enough by chaos to be happy accepting paying people to play on school sponsored teams as long as it's rules based.

    NFL D League without having to do the work to make it profitable without risking the NFL brand if it fails. It's smart if all you care about is the profit.
     
  2. shelbygt350

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    Here is a solution, maybe. The NIL is a standard NCAA contract. X dollars per month. Opt out and you owe the $ back. All of it. Fake an injury, ditto. It's no different than an advance for a movie and you opt out of playing Bond, James Bond or you walk of the set.

    I cannot imagine Spurrier, Danny et al opting out of their final game at UF.
     
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  3. The_RH_Factor

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    They could then enter the transfer portal or declare for the NFL.
     
  4. UF24ou14

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    Unfortunately, that's been happening for many years, but with the landscape of college football as we now know it, what you posted is looming large on the horizon as a genuine possiblity as a weekly occurrence.
     
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  5. UF24ou14

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    Spurrier's last season as HBC at Carolina wasn't going well, and he opted out at midseason with a 2-4 record when he left. I love him, but that was the ultimate opt out.
     
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  6. partdopy

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    The solution to the current nil problem is actually making it nil. Get paid for usage of your name, image and likeness. You think being a known portal queen or opt out fairy is going to make your school's fans increase or decrease their nil purchases? How do you think playing well and representing the fan base well would impact this?

    NIL was never the goal. The goal was to break CFB so they could save it by making it an NFL d League with salaried professional players wearing university gear.
     
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  7. finorman

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    Sadly, I don’t have a good solution, nor have I heard of a good working solution. That will improve the game. College football is really the only sport I’m passionate about and it looks like it’s evolved permanently. It’s better for the players, but removed many of the things that made me love it. Those players that don’t have an NFL future picked their team based on the education. Those who want to pursue their NFL aspirations use their team as a stepping stone. I can’t blame them for doing what’s best for them based on their goals.
    Maybe I’d be less mopey about it if The Gators were winning, but I think it is what it is. I think future generations of fans will become used to “the game” and will support their team, maybe the future is that it financially infeasible and schools will form club teams with true student athletes.
     
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  8. The_RH_Factor

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    Spurrier used to say that every player thought they were good enough to go to the NFL.

    With players getting NIL money, I wonder how long it will last for those not going to the NFL?
     
  9. 96Gatorcise

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    How much do you think every player is getting? LOL
     
  10. cdngator411

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    Even if we were having 10-2 seasons, I'd have almost no interest in us or anyone else, if the rosters are having massive changes yearly, and Gators are switching to UGA and vice versa. I have no investment in this current world.
     
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  11. StonewallJawkson

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    64 team playoff? Just wait for the whining.

    “5-6 New Mexico got shafted when the committee chose 4-7 Buffalo over them based on strength of schedule!”
     
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  12. TJtheGator

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    Whenever this happens, the 65th ranked team will sue the CFB Playoff, the NCAA, declare themselves National Champions, and have a parade at Disney World, all while being the best 7-6 team in the country.
     
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  13. BA69MA72

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    ESPN, Fox Sports, etc will continue to pay because the games, reruns, highlights, etc, fill hours of programming time, just like all of the holiday bb tournaments
     
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  14. Wanne15

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    If only the nfl didnt already have a free developmental league with the best coaches money can buy, they may be interested. No chance of that happening.
     
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  15. Wanne15

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    I thought we are discussing the guys that don’t want to play?
     
  16. Wanne15

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    Pretty been what you’re talking about has been happening all along and the schools loved it. Now the boosters are giving to kids what they most likely would have donated to schools. The schools are for whatever gives them the biggest percentage of the cash. If not for laws, schools would still have the payments underground and not let the kids transfer. Kids had no bargaining power and schools has all the power. It’s a business and should be run by the laws that we support. I think everyone should be draft eligible. If you’re good enough to be picked and paid, why not? Tge answer is because college and the nfl collude to keep colleges with their product and tge nfl with their minor league. Wins for both. Now these kids have their right to work. The talented ones work is football, not books. That’s where their work has value.
     
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  17. Wanne15

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    Less interesting for sure
     
  18. 2oldgator

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    I like your post and would relish seeing it happen. And man, putting all those weasels back in the box would be fun to watch.
     
  19. northgagator

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    I have not followed this thread until this morning. So just ignore my post if it is a repeat.

    A 64 team playoff is at the least one playoff game too far.

    It will take 5 series of playoff games to get down to the final 2 teams for championship game. That is a total of six playoff games.

    Factors to consider: If the playoffs start on New Year's Day (or weekend), the championship game will be played in the second week of February, provided that there is not a open week.

    College football season is now 12 games. Add 1 game for those that qualify for a bowl game. Add another game for conference championship games. Thus, it is possible for the final two teams to have played 13 to 14 games at that point of the season. Now add the 6 playoff games and the final two are at 19 to 20 games.

    At that point, 19 to 20 games, there will be two pretty banged up football teams.

    Another factor to consider is how many future NFL players on these teams will want to risk an injury before going into the NFL combines and the draft. I am sure we will see some key players trade the playoffs for a possible NFL pay check.
     
  20. cdngator411

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    The solution I'd be fine with is NIL, but you get your one transfer only after year 3. If the coach leaves, you can move that transfer up.