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The College Football Playoff announced last week that they would not be expanding playoff and would be staying at four-team until the current contract expires in four years.

This week, Paul Finebuam joined the “McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning” show on WJOX and ripped into the college commissioners, specifically in the Pac12, ACC, and Big Ten, for not agreeing on expansions plans. Per SDS:
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“This falls at the feet of the college commissioners,” Finebaum said. “And what they didn’t do, or did do, last Friday is an utter disgrace. It’s truly one of the most disappointing and disgusting moments, I think, in the history of modern college football, for an organization that, in essence, approved the Playoff and then saw the entire thing spiral out of control because of pettiness, because of jealousy and, quite frankly, because of ignorance, I think. I know people say, ‘Well, these are all smart people, they wouldn’t have left half a billion dollars on the table and they wouldn’t have come to this conclusion.’

“If you’re playing the blame game, it’s really not hard to figure out where to place the blame. The blame lies at the feet of Jim Phillips, the ACC commissioner; George Kliavkoff, the head of the Pac-12; and Kevin Warren. These are the 3 amigos who have absolutely hurt college football, but mostly hurt themselves, because the Pac-12 needs this more than any other league. The Big Ten can survive and the ACC, as long as Clemson has a quarterback, will probably make the playoffs. The Pac-12, by saying all the things that they have said, have hurt themselves badly, and the real question is will that league still be relevant by the time we get to the end of this contract and potentially expand again?”
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Agree with Finebaum
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Finebaum is not easy to agree with but he is pretty close to matching my opinion. The Big has no reason to schedule more PAC and ACC games. They would lose money. The PAC had a dismal recent postseason. BYU is the best team that played a PAC schedule this season. The ACC, I mean Clemson, is carrying a lot of ACC weight. The alliance punted because they do not share the same issues with each other.
Reply3 months
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BYU versus Arizona 24 to 16 -------Versus Utah 26 to 17 ------- Versus ASU 27 to 17 ----Versus Wash ST 21 to 19 --------Versus USC 35 to 21
3 months
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Hey Pawl! frick you!
Reply3 months
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4 is plenty
Reply3 months
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Go frick yourself Paul.
Reply3 months
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1 week from March madness, and all Finebaum can talk about is the dead 12 team football playoff. Who cares? I'll bet Finebaum could not name 5 players on his alma mater Tennessee's basketball team. His show can be interesting in the fall, but otherwise he is out of touch.
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His show is like a circus act. It's interesting the first couple of times, mostly because of the clowns (the callers) and not because of the conductor (Paul). After that the act gets old quickly.
3 months
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Oh good…4 more years of the same 4-5 teams. That, coupled with NIL is going to kill the golden goose
Reply3 months
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The national championship itself was the beginning of the end. The playoffs were another step down that road.
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