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Was telling a buddy of mine we should scrap the rest of the bowl game system and implement a backup tournament of the next best 16 teams. Kind of like footballs version of the NIT.

Can name each game of that tournament after current bowl games and set the championship as the most recognized bowl game not taken by the CFP already. 

Better than having half of CFB in a bowl game and could add some really exciting games if you ask me...

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3 minutes ago, bulloni said:

Wonder if we can convince BYU to join football only now. 5 of the last 7 AAC champs would have made the playoffs under this format.

This news would be better incentive for them to join the MWC ....

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8 minutes ago, bulloni said:

Wonder if we can convince BYU to join football only now. 5 of the last 7 AAC champs would have made the playoffs under this format.

Their only path is to be in the top 6. An AAC champ could get in at 17 or 18 even. I still think they will say no unless they get shut out over many years. Their competition with Utah decreases their chances for a G5. 

3 minutes ago, Triple B said:

This news would be better incentive for them to join the MWC ....

Again, unlikely in the short term based on my opinion above. 

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Hell yeah! This is much better than the 8-team proposal I figured would be the result. This would be a massive boon to the AAC.

It's just a **** shame that this change will come just a few years into the AAC's current 12-year TV deal with ESPN. If we were renegotiating at any point after today, with this 12-team playoff on the table, our TV rights would certainly be higher. Not by a significant amount, but a noticeable amount sure.

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26 minutes ago, OnTheBus said:

Hell yeah! This is much better than the 8-team proposal I figured would be the result. This would be a massive boon to the AAC.

It's just a **** shame that this change will come just a few years into the AAC's current 12-year TV deal with ESPN. If we were renegotiating at any point after today, with this 12-team playoff on the table, our TV rights would certainly be higher. Not by a significant amount, but a noticeable amount sure.

I wonder if there is a “look in” clause at the mid point of the contract? 

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