With a lot of changes on the horizon regarding the college football postseason, the NCAA will need to figure out a plan to make a 12-team playoff work.
The early plan is to have the first slate of those games, between the 5-12 seeds, take place on the campus of the higher-seeded team. After that though? All playoff games will take place at a neutral site in a bowl game.
When asked about this plan, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, who was part of the committee recommending this plan, gave a lousy excuse that targeted the Spartans for whatever reason:
“I’m not sure playing in East Lansing, Michigan on Jan. 7 is a really good idea.” — Bob Bowlsby said in response to a question from Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports.
Great. Well, if and when Michigan State gets back to the playoff, I guess we can all travel to some vacant NFL stadium in the middle of nowhere to watch the Burger King Bowl or whatever instead of tailgating and enjoying the game in our home stadium. It’s not like the NFL hasn’t done this for, well, the entirety of the sport’s history. This is yet another ridiculous decision from a ridiculous organization. End of rant.