You Can’t Spell Hypocrisy Without N-C-A-A

Well, actually you can, but you shouldn’t be able to.
One of the big arguments against going to a post-season playoff for football is that it would create too many extra games and thus hurt the academics of those poor student-athletes. Hooey.
Most people suggest an 8 team playoff, which would take 3 rounds. That means that two teams would have 3 games, two would have two and four would play only one. Since if there were no playoff they’d all be in bowl games anyway, only two teams would play two extra games and two more teams would have one extra game.
Not a huge impact, right?
Well, get this. The NCAA is now pushing forward a plan to allow ALL football teams to play an extra regular season game! Incredible! I guess that academic argument is just, well, academic.