IRVING, Texas – Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff (CFP), today announced a shift in scheduling to the semifinal games in years 5, 6, 11 and 12 of the rotation.
With this adjustment, all semifinals games will be played on Saturdays or holidays.
“We had healthy discussions with a lot of people who love college football and we concluded that making these changes would be the right thing to do for our fans.” said Hancock.
“We tried to do something special with New Year’s Eve, even when it fell on a weekday. But after studying this to see if it worked, we think we can do better. These adjustments will allow more people to experience the games they enjoy so much. For these four years, our previous call is reversed.”
Hancock pointed out that the semifinals do remain on one weekday New Year’s Eve—Friday, December 31, 2021—which will be the federally observed New Year’s holiday.
After some thought I think I was a little harsh with my initial Twitter response – that the CFP committee were morons if they thought they deserved a pat on the back or something for fixing the WORST TV scheduling disaster in sports history. I’ll walk that back a little bit. Considering how we’re so used to college sports operating (cough cough NCAA cough) it’s nice that all the fan uproar and outrage was actually taken into consideration and a change was actually made. That they actually used some common sense. I’ll give them that.
But it’s not like I’m dropping to my knees to suck their dick over it or anything, because 1) any IDIOT could see this coming, and 2) it’s not out of the goodness of their heart or because they love the fans so much and want them to be happy – it’s the money. Uhhh, ya think. It’s always the money. The ratings were absolute dogshit and ESPN just signed a $7+ billion contract for it. Everyone with a brain knew they’d be dogshit, and they were dogshit.
Like I said last year, if you’re lucky enough to be hosting a house party or just chilling at a friend’s place with complete control of the TV, games on New Year’s Eve could be pretty cool. But if you’re in the VAST majority of dudes who like to party, go to some sort of event, are forced to do what your girlfriend or wife wants to do, doesn’t have access to a TV for the whole night – it fucking sucked. Having the biggest games of the year on a day when everyone works and night when everyone parties is just trash decision making.