Re: College presidents approve new four team playoff format
Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Does playing in perfect conditions really determine the best team? I think when you are building a program you have to consider the environment you are playing in. Sure it can be 60 degrees in Ohio in January but it also can be 0. If your playing your last 4 games in cold weather it changes up the style you play. You have to make considerations for that, you may not throw the ball as much.
I just don't get the idea that taking an Alabama, LSU, Florida and having them play and outdoor game in the north won't effect them. The furthest north the SEC teams play a demanding game is Knoxville. IMO it makes a difference and its not just the snow or rain, just the cold weather. I have family from Florida and its quite funny to watch how they react to cold weather at Christmas.
Lets assume taking a team and placing it in a certain weather condition could dramatically impact it's skill and thus dramatically impact the outcome. What is the point of determining a championship that way? I don't get wanting to play a championship in snow. It's taking a perceived slight disadvantage associated with having to play a bowl game in good weather (Big Ten teams simply don't play that many games in "January" conditions) and over correcting to an extreme.
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