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Bad Idea Time

These ideas are fun, but they'd never work. Or would they? Whether we're kidding or not depends on whether you agree.

Bad Idea Time: Auction Off the Top Five Draft Spots

It’s for charity, so you can’t get mad

Bad Idea Time: Elect the CFB Playoff Committee

Democracy is broken, and so is the college football postseason, so let’s mash ‘em up!

Bad Idea Time: Abandon All Playoffs

Embrace the chaos of the 70s, 80s and early 90s!

Bad Idea Time: The Division Basement Draft

Shuffle the schools in a conference every season, and let the worst teams do the picking.

Bad Idea Time: The Conference Exchange Program

See the world! By which I mean the Central Time Zone!

Bad Idea Time: Empty Stadium Solutions

Boom goes the microphone

Bad Idea Time: a Playoff spot in exchange for a vaccine

Here’s an idea that wouldn’t backfire: tying postseason eligibility to a school’s medical research success.

Bad Idea Time: The State Champs System

Can’t travel? Time to play all the nearby schools you’ve been ducking!

Bad Idea Time: Make every college have a totally unique nickname

For one thing, there are way, way too many Eagles.

6 ways to make the NFL’s stupid Wonderlic thing actually good

Let’s not only test intelligence in better ways, let’s get some good TV out of it.

Bad Idea Time: Safeties should be worth 11 points

Make football’s rarest scoring play its most valuable, and let the ensuing chaos overtake everything.

Bad Idea Time: Make ADs do all non-con scheduling in public

It’s time to bring scheduling out of the caves and embrace stressful capitalism.

Bad Idea Time: Replace all bowl ties with randomized bids

Conference ties are a pain. Merely getting rid of them is not enough.

Bad Idea Time: Replace conference title games with FLEX GAMES

Two teams in your conference can play a 13th game against each other. Spend it more wisely.

Bad Idea Time: How to fix football’s dumbest rule

Football’s most bizarre rule awards end zone sideline fumbles to the defense. Let’s simply make that rule consistent with the rest of the field.

Bad Idea Time: Let every conference share Rutgers

The Scarlet Knights provide one of the most valuable services in all of college football.

Bad Idea Time: Move Notre Dame to the SEC

Let’s walk through many reasons this is a bad — and therefore good — idea.

Bad Idea Time: the Undefeateds-Only Playoff

Since it’s impossible to craft a perfect College Football Playoff system, let’s ponder the actual benefits of trying something silly.

Bad Idea Time: Move all of bowl season to Week 0

Hey, a coach gave us the idea.

Bad Idea Time: Why it should cost one point to punt

Here are seven ways this would make football better.