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March Madness poll

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by printdust, Mar 14, 2010.


Should the play-in game be scrapped?

  1. Yes, it's a waste of time

    31 vote(s)
  2. No, it's one last opportunity to make the dance. Leave it be.

    9 vote(s)
  1. printdust

    printdust New Member

    I say it's like a zit. Pop it.
  2. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Keep it, but instead of making teams who earned their way in through automatic bids play, make the last two at-large teams have to play their way in. I'd much rather watch, say, Virginia Tech and Illinois play than Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Morgan State.
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Quite right.

    The play-in game is really the gateway drug to overexpansion.

    But it would be fun to have one play-in for each pod ... if, as joe suggests, "name" teams were in the mix.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Illinois does not even deserve to be in a play-in game
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    When the illustrious Great West gets its automatic bid in three years, we'll likely have two play-ins unless the NCAA goes forward with the 96-team bracket.
  6. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Point taken. It was just an off-the-top-of-the-head example.
  7. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    I always get a laugh out of the grandiose names chosen by some of these backwater leagues. What exactly is big about the Big South?
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    And why does the Great West have a school from New Jersey?
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    To class up the conference a little.
  10. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Well, it is west of the Hudson.
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Yeah, those road trips to downtown Newark sure give the conference some class.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The play-in game is idiotic.
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