Your alls precious bowl games did this btw. You can blame ESPN and Disney all you want but the bowls themselves had to agree. Tradition isn’t always a good thing. putting a team’s absolutely amazing season to bed because they lose a conference championship is idiotic. Like last year, did anyone actually think anyone besides Georgia deserved to be in the championship game? It was clear that they were the best team. But by your logic the best team shouldn’t have won because of one game. And if you think people won’t still be fired up about rivalry games you’re insane. Why do you just want to see a game you already know the outcome of? Do you actually believe that Michigan is the best team opposite Georgia? Tennessee, Alabama, hell probably South Carolina would beat MichiganI want to see GA play MI. Given the money grab by ESPN/Disney, I may not get to see that game.
When OSU played MI, all the marbles should have been on the table. The winner should advance, the loser look forward to next year. In hindsight, that game now means nothing.
Same with TCU and OKSt. I don't care if TCU beat USC, Bama, and Tennessee during the season....If they lose in their conference championship game....They should be done with regard to the National Championship.
And finally, college football is about tradition. The Bama/Auburn game used to mean something. Same with OK/NE and Ole Miss/Miss State and OSU/MI and USC/UCLA. Those games don't mean squat with a 12 team playoff.