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: 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.