Oh8ch: "May I ask the playoff supporters why they want a playoff. "
1. It gives a team that has a bad game in the regular season a chance to prove itself again.
2. It makes teams that play [Mark May]ty OOC schedules and even [Mark May]tier conference opponents earn the championship against teams that have proved themselves over the entire season.
3. Every other frickin' major team sport, including all divisions of college football, except for I-A, have playoffs. The NHL, NBA, NFL, and MLB all have playoffs where many times the "best" team doesn't always win. Has anyone ever asked to eliminate the playoffs because of that? No. True champions make it through.
Remember a few years back when the Minnesota Vikings went 15-1 during the regular season only to lose at home in the first round of the playoffs? How about the Seattle Mariners who tied the all-time records for regular season wins with 116, only to get beat and not make it to the World Series? If those systems weren't scrapped, why should anyone be upset with trying to start a playoff in college football?
As a YSU fan, I found the I-AA playoffs exciting, where each game was do-or-die. There was not "well, we can lose late in the season and still have a chance at the title". You lost, you were done. Plus playoffs give a chance to teams that may have been overlooked by those enamored with high-profile teams. Case in point was 1994 when Alcorn State was being given hum-jobs by every sports writer in the country because of Steve McNair. Alcorn State promptly got ass-raped by YSU 63-20 in the playoffs, showing the nation that Alcorn State wasn't anything like the media portrayed them.