Proponents of college football's current system harp repeatedly that having a postseason playoff would devalue the regular season. They have a point. Really, how can you get excited about games that don't have do-or-die consequences (*cough* brand message trumping reality *cough*)? Those 27 million people who pay to watch college basketball in person every year before conference and postseason tournaments? Idiots, clearly.
Indeed, if college basketball had a tournament, there's no chance anything like what happened on Saturday would resonate:
Wait, what's that you say? College hoops does have a national championship tournament? Yet all of these storylines were blowing up Twitter and traditional media channels today? Come on. The next thing you'll claim is that we don't have to wait until next Saturday for more of this kind of excitement.