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Subject: Re: Ivies in the FCS Playoffs / I can't understand why...


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Date Posted: 09:10:25 12/14/16 Wed
In reply to: Al's Wingman 's message, "Re: Ivies in the FCS Playoffs" on 01:50:15 12/14/16 Wed

...the seemingly-simple solution hasn't been instituted:

Make Ivy participation in the playoffs optional.

Each year, by a certain date, each institution must declare whether or not they would accept a playoff bid, should one be extended. One vote per school, handled as they see fit (presumably hierarchical, with players, coaches, AD and President, in ascending order, voting yay or nay).

Those who choose not to participate, don't have to. Those who would like to, can.

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Calvin
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Date Posted: 10:05:29 12/14/16 Wed

we all know why it won't be adopted. It means loss of control.

Plus Harvard could claim that this approach undermines their recruiting when players know they, alone, won't be going to any playoffs, and is contrary to the ivy agreement to have a level playing field. Now I know that is akin to arguing you cannot be penalized for your own blockheadedness, but it's not like we haven't seen this attitude before.

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Eastern Sports Fan
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Date Posted: 16:37:27 12/14/16 Wed

Suspect Walter Camp and Percy Haughton would have made a deal where the loser of The Game had to go to Montana for post-season to annually fight descendants of Sitting Bull. Makes sense; Custer had a company commander named Reno.

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