October 18, 2009 22:12
This weekend I watch part of the Texas-Oklahoma game...in the Cotton Bowl. Why? Are people still so childish that with big rivalries that cannot play on home fields? Seriously? By contrast, USC-Notre Dame was played in South Bend and in Los Angeles the year before. The game is much more exciting played on a team's home field. I suspect that part of the resistence to the idea of a playoff is where it would be played. The best way to keep teams striving for wins is to reward higher ranked teams with home field advantage in the playoffs. The only game that would be played on a neutral field is the championship game (primarily for revenue purposes). Imagine USC having to play Ohio State in the snow or LSU having to play Cinncinnati in the December. All of these college programs now have huge stadiums. We should take advantage of it.