ESPN To Air 10-Team Hypothetical College Football Playoff Series

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


I think most media outlets are trying this but ESPN is going to be televising a 10-team College Football Playoff all week with a few games each night (the play-in games were last night) on the 6pm SportsCenter.

Monday (play-in games):

7. USC vs. 10. Hawaii;
8. Kansas vs. 9. WVU

Tuesday (quarterfinals):

1. Ohio State vs. 8/9 winner;
4. Oklahoma vs. 5. Georgia

Wednesday (quarterfinals):

3. Virginia Tech vs. 6. Missouri;
2. LSU vs. 7/10 winner

Thursday: Semifinal games
Friday: Championship Game
I think we can pretty much bank on an OSU-USC Final because the winners of each bracket will be decided by Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:34 PM

17 Comments:

And ESPN once again tries to influence amateur athletics to their own benefit.

Might as well remove all of the facade covering big time college football. It is Semi-pro ball.

Remove this crap about academics...that went out during the 70's.

hollywood wags said...
Dec 11, 2007, 3:00:00 PM  

Oddly enough, the decision as to which playoff format they would use was agreed upon through a popular vote.

Suss said...
Dec 11, 2007, 3:03:00 PM  

it has never been about academics and if you thought it was I bet you believe the dolphins will go undefeated this year.

We need a playoff, it can be scheduled where "school" will not be hurt.

The guy from yahoo set it up already.

pain in the ass said...
Dec 11, 2007, 3:09:00 PM  

It's not USC/OSU. It's USC/UGA. And the proponents of the "They're playing the best football right now" bogus theory determining who will play for the national championship will gain more traction.

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 3:35:00 PM  

Insert "hanging Chad" joke.

GMoney said...
Dec 11, 2007, 3:53:00 PM  

Hanging Chad? I don't see Michigan in the bracket. What does Henne have to do with anything.

(Yes, I do get the real reference there. But I find Chad Henne funnier.)

RandomRanting said...
Dec 11, 2007, 4:06:00 PM  

If ESPN cared sooooooo much about college football, why did it/ABC give up on the BCS series except for the Rose Bowl?

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 4:10:00 PM  

Last year they had LSU beating Ohio State so anything is possible.

Gamble said...
Dec 11, 2007, 4:34:00 PM  

kirkk is hottt. hahha but yes it will be usc/osu

Tina said...
Dec 11, 2007, 4:51:00 PM  

ive got that same tie that corso is wearing. i feel like an sshole

Mike Georger said...
Dec 11, 2007, 5:26:00 PM  

Yeah, but at least you aren't Lee Corso.

hollywood wags said...
Dec 11, 2007, 6:01:00 PM  

They didn't give up on the BCS. Look at the Bottom Line every time ESPN lists the bowl schedule. All of the BCS games are on ESPN Radio! That just makes me angry. I understand that they don't tell you it's on TV if it's on another network. But to not tell you which TV network it's on while also telling you it's on ESPN Radio is just offensive. Pathetic.

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 6:24:00 PM  

When cbs, fox, or nbc says that games are on bspn than you have a complaint. Tnt and bspn do it because it was written in both contracts my the nba.

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 6:55:00 PM  

To be fair, if you go to espn.com during the season, under the schedule tab they have which networks will be covering the games. This includes CBS and...wait who else is there during the season?

joepadon said...
Dec 11, 2007, 11:58:00 PM  

uh... FSN covers a lot of the boring games. oh and then there is the stupid mountain network for the mountain west conference. uhh... i think thats it.

Swens said...
Dec 12, 2007, 2:24:00 AM  

"a few games each night on the 6pm SportsCenter."

another lame attempt to get us to watch sportscenter. sorry 4-letter, i'm still not watching.

Anonymous said...
Dec 12, 2007, 8:58:00 AM  

Corso wears a Merkin! BAdd Radio!

Anonymous said...
Dec 15, 2007, 1:22:00 AM  

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