Momentum is growing for an expanded CFB Playoff and I'm not sure this is going to be a positive…here’s how the article reads online:
College Football Playoff expansion discussions are moving faster than anyone initially thought. Doubling the CFP field to eight teams is all but assumed at this point, but expansion may not stop there, multiple industry sources tell CBS Sports.
Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday that a 12-team model is favored by multiple parties. CFP executive director Bill Hancock's bold assertion the bracket could expand to as many as 16 teams -- found in the 17th paragraph of an otherwise sleepy April press release -- ignited increased speculation.
This sounds awesome on paper. But be careful what you wish for. This will drastically change the way we view, consume, and react to CFB. And I’m not so sure that’s a good thing.
It’s not like CFB is broken. TV contracts are on the rise, fan interest is on the rise, players are about to cash in on their names…I’m all for improvement…you should never settle. But my gut tells me this would be awful for CFB as we know it right now.
I completely get wanting to make a couple or tweaks or changes, the NFL added a 17th game, baseball added a wild-card game, the NBA is working on a play-in...these are minor changes that don't overhaul the sport. Going from 4 teams to 12 teams changes the entire dynamic of CFB and the desperate need to win every game you play. Without that, is the sport the same? I don't think so, and I don't know why we're in such a rush to run away from what has made the sport what it is today.
I can hear you now UCF fans...let me have it @BrandonKravitz on Twitter.