Masquerading as a man with a reason
My charade is the event of the season
And if I claim to be a wise man, well
It surely means that I read Dots
- The talk of college sports today is the inevitable NFL-ification of the CFP. Yahoo’s Pete Thamel outlined the most recent proposal to expand: a 12-team playoff with the top four getting a bye to the quarterfinal round. It’s an interesting debate because a 12-team playoff would certainly increase the odds of the Pac-12 sending a team or two to the playoff every year, and it would likely shake up the list of champions. On the other hand, it would devalue regular season games because individual losses would matter less, and the tradition and pageantry of the bowl system would be gone for good.
What is your preference for college football postseason?
This poll is closed
Get off my lawn and go back to the bowls
Bring back the BCS
Stay at four
Expand to 6-8 teams
Expand to 12+ teams
Round robin season where all 130 teams play each other home-and-home
- It’s a slow time of year for UW’s biggest sports, which gives journalists and readers time to dig in to some of the crazier stories from lesser-known sports. For example, did you know that UW has a returning Pac-12 discus champion named Elijah Mason, and he worked at Safeway during the pandemic shutdown?
- The Athletic previews the entire Pac-12 men’s basketball standings, from resurgent UCLA on top to UW edging out Cal at the bottom of the standings. Will Mike Hopkins reverse the trend and overachieve with a lesser-known roster? Stranger things have happened, but recent history isn’t on his side.
- We’re double-digit days away from the kickoff to football season, so Dawgman is highlighting the best players to wear the number of days remaining. Today is day #87, which contrasts Jon Brady with Cade Otton, two tight ends from very different eras.
If you'd like to follow along with the Senate's public hearing on college athletes' NIL rights, you can do so here (we're about 30 minutes in):https://t.co/oUamak1cjV— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) June 9, 2021