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Imagine a 4 team playoff where USC is playing at Bryant-Denny in December and LSU is playing in the Shoe...
The Big Ten likes the idea of the semifinals being hosted by the top two seeds, which could bring southern teams north for the postseason sometimes.
Wow. Welcome aboard. Sounds a lot like what the SEC proposed.
Also would make for another LSU/Bama BCSCG. I'm down.
I believe this is the first scenario which recommends on campus semi-final games.
Slive's scenario never went that far into the details. He was mainly seeing if anyone was up for the concept. Would be best to be on campus for the semi's for sure.
I'd also like to the the BCSCG rotated away from the 4 BCS sites. Keep them in the rotation but also add Dallas, Atlanta, Indy, Detroit, San Diego, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Houston like the Super Bowl does.
In the B1G proposal, that's exactly what would happen. Sites would have to bid for the title game just like the Super Bowl.
I like that. If Delany can get the b1g presidents on board, looks like the pac12 would be the last hurdle.
Pac12 would definitely be on board. I believe Larry Scott has already stated he's for a playoff.
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A playoff proposal by the B1G. Good for them. Gives them something to do in the off-season.
Yes, he has stated that...I think with Delany coming out like this being so outspoken, they'll all get on board, even Slive. It's inevitable. Now, as for a Big Ten playoff, it just doens't sound like it's going to happen anytime soon based on what Delany is saying, about first needing to "take the temperature" of Big Ten presidents, AD's, etc.
Slive did propose a Plus-One in '08, but it didn't come with a formal plan, hence it was never given any actual support. The whole idea is that now the lower ranked teams play away at the higher rank team's stadium..and that is going to get support I think. As for the super bowl type bidding for the NCG, I don't know if that will b/c the universities don't have the type of $ NFL folks have to be bidding.
You do understand that the Universities wouldn't be doing the bidding right? The cities would bid along with sponsors.
The universities wouldn't be bidding. It would be the host sites that would be bidding (Dallas, Indy, Atlanta, etc)
I'd like to see the first one in Jerry World. Would be pretty cool to see
Wouldnt mind seeing USC play in Tuscaloosa.
Losers could end up playing in a BCS bowl so they wouldnt go away
I hoping for Legion Field!
That stadium needs to be demolished. Complete ish hole
Hold on the SEC playing outside in December?!?! What will they do?
Not like the big 10 will be ranked that high come playoff time anyways
Power running teams are useless in the cold.
Damn that common sense. Always being right
I'm skeptical that the SEC wants even the possibility of playing games north of the Mason/Dixon line in December. From a B1G point of view, it would make things infinitely more interesting.
One interesting question - who gets the money from the ticket sales and TV rights for the semi-final games? Normally, all ticket revenue is kept by the home team and the TV rights belong to that team's conference. If that model is maintained, it would be a big payday for the #1 and #2 teams (and their conferences) every year.
To be fair, the only game the b1g plays in December North of the Mason/Dixon line is in a dome.
Why didn't they put the b1gcg in Chicago or Green Bay?
But as I mentioned earlier, power running teams like Alabama and LSU would never be able to play in the cold.
I like the idea of a four team playoff, don't like the idea of having them be on college campuses.
I would prefer neutral site locations. Wouldn't be fun as a fan to have to be out in the cold, and I don't like the idea of the elements
playing a part in who wins the game.
In other NCAA postseason events held in a team's home, the only revenue the home team keeps is concessions.
Remember this happens in every sport already. FBS is the only exception.
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