Why was this years NCAA Football bowl ratings so shit?
It was MLS soccer tier.
8-team playoff. Not only enhances the existing system, but basically makes two separate bowl seasons. Imagine how great it would be if CFB had its own version of the NIT like basketball does and we just had two separate bowl seasons happening simultaneously, with only one playoff truly mattering. Because with an 8-team playoff, it makes all other bowls garbage essentially, so why not do another playoff?
Because they decided to air it on NYE, when everyone is out, instead of NY Day when everyone is at home.
Plus they were competing with like 4 New Years Eve celebrations
Plus, throughout the broadcast, they kept reminding you to change the fucking channel to fucking ABC to watch Dick Clark's New Years Special
Basically, ESPN is fucking stupid.
>Bama in it again
>everybody stops watching and kill themselves
Last year you had:
Alabama v. Ohio State
Saban v. Meyer
SEC v. B1G
This, along with the storyline of OSU being on their third string QB but blowing out Wisconsin
Then you had undefeated FSU looking to repeat as national champs. Led by Jameis Winston who was the king of controversy for one reason or another, yet kept winning.
Media darling and Heisman winner Marcus Mariota leading the Oregon Ducks (kings of the up-tempo meme offense) to what would have been their first national title.
Two really great matchups that brought a lot of weight to the games.
This year you had a Oklahoma team that lost to Texas and was overrated anyway vs. undefeated Clemson who nobody really gives a shit about.
And you also had Alabama vs. MSU, which could have been a good matchup, ecept MSU won their best games off of fluke last minute plays, they weren't a dominanat team and couldn't contend with Saban's Bama.
Sorry for the essay but basically the matchups this year were shit compared to last year.