BDKJMU wrote:dal4018 wrote:What about college basketball and the grind on the players but the media never complains.
On the one hand you have point there. I don't follow basketball (other than to know JMU sucks) but I believe the season is 2-3 weeks, around 5 games longer than it was back in the 90s..$$$$ has been placed in front of the well being & interest of the student athletes.. course with big time college basketball the notion of "student athletes" is a joke..
On the other hand, basketball is a contact sport. Football is a collision sport. 15 games in 16 weeks is a little too much IMHOP. These guys aren't the pros..
With the P5 title game, it will be 15 games (or 14 if Bama) in I think about 20 weeks..
The three weeks is far better for the fans of the schools involved - much easier to plan and to get there, a lot of build-up, etc. For the rest of FCS, the three weeks is terrible because, frankly, people just forget about it. There's no tie-in with the playoffs because all of that momentum and interest wanes and after the holidays there's just other things to do and other football to care about (NFL playoffs, FBS playoffs). But I like that it's changed to three weeks - there isn't really a big national following of FCS anyway so who cares if the few people who would've cared are caring or not, and most importantly, for the fans of the teams involved, it's tremendously better.