Thursday, August 06, 2009

ESPNSayWhat?

ESPN is currently involved in an exercise to redefine college football into 4 conferences of “super teams” that would compete for a true national title. Pointless though the exercise might be they seem to have put much time into it.

I haven’t paid the exercise much attention, but I did notice today the members of the so-called “Bear Bryant” conference looked a might familiar.

They are –

BEAR BRYANT CONFERENCE

Alabama
Auburn
Clemson
Florida
Florida State
Georgia
Georgia Tech
Miami
South Carolina
Tennessee

Why that looks like…like… well, like the SEC.

Assuming Florida were to play in such a conference not much would change. We already play FSU, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina every year, and Alabama and Auburn on a rotating basis. We played Miami last year. The only 2 that we don’t play are Clemson and Georgia Tech (which, of course, are regular opponents of South Carolina and Georgia).

So, in trying to form a super conference ESPN has reformed the SEC?

What is the point of this again?

1 comment:

GLdethwing said...

The idea was to paralel Promotion / Relegation. That conference wouldn't stay like that forever. The worst team would fall down to the next tier, and be replaced by one of the 4 best teams from the bottom 80.
It's all pure speculation, but I thought it was a nice idea anyway.