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Old 09-25-2007, 06:21 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Jeff Levers View Post
The even funnier thing is that the 1-A system has tried to use the excuse that adding more games will be too taxing on the players. Don't the 1-AA teams currently play 15 games including the playoffs, so one more round would make it the same number of games as the NFL season?

Gotta love it...
I've heard that line of thinking before but have never seen the NCAA, or an agent of the NCAA, ever officially mention it.

In any event...playoffs are necessary at the I-AA (FCS) for whole athletic departments to survive. It's a welfare case. Communism at best.

The I-A (FBS) level has always relied on the bowl system to prosper and until the had worked beautifully with each team and conference being able to negotiate on their own terms.

That's one of the reasons why the Pac Ten has been hinting at getting out IMO. The shear amount of money they've lost over the last 9 years has got to be staggering.
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