It is hard to believe that a plan could be more controversial than the proposed Rose Bowl plan over the current BCS, but they have succeeded. Besides the obvious that this only benefits the Big Ten and Pac-12 and no one else. First here is how the last five college football post seasons would have looked if this plan was in place.
OK, now that you are back here are some hilarious tweets from those around college football making fun of this idea. All of these were compiled by Holly Anderson over at Sports Illustrated, and they begin after the jump.
Only college football could come up with a four-team playoff with three semifinals (the Rose Bowl plan). usat.ly/HeN2Gy— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) April 4, 2012
Now that conference commissioners have licked their fingers and stuck them in the wind, they can go to Rose and say, "Welp, we tried."— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) April 4, 2012
If the Rose Bowl is so sacrosanct, why don't the Big Ten and Pac-12 just pull out of the BCS and let everyone else stage a playoff?— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) April 4, 2012
BCS reportedly also considering triple-elimination format or wrestlebacks to determine national champion— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyCBS) April 4, 2012
Perhaps the MAC will counter by insisting that the road to the championship go through the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.— sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) April 4, 2012
What? You don't like the "Win in the semis, don't play in the finals" angle? RT @jcshurburtt: Rose Bowl "protect our matchup" plan is vomit.— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) April 4, 2012
A reminder: that is Jim Delany, grand advocate for "the student athlete," proposing another exhibition game so he can keep the Rose Bowl.— edsbs (@edsbs) April 4, 2012
College football's playoff is going to look like Calvinball -- extremely *safe* Calvinball -- by the time Jim Delany is done with it— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) April 4, 2012
Nice of BCS honchos to put everybody's goofy idea on paper. Lets em think their goofy idea actually considered. Looking at you, Rose Bowl.— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) April 4, 2012
A three-game semifinal round is the worst possible idea, and the fact it's among the final proposals is... well, not surprising, really.— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) April 4, 2012
Only college football could ruin a good idea.