I choose to watch on Saturdays because the games actually mean something. More times than not, an OOC loss in September ends a teams national championship fight. So I tune in to watch Ohio St. vs. Washington, Michigan vs. Oregon, or Tennessee vs. Miami early in the season, because they are essentially elimination (playoff) games that last the whole season.
If what you say is true, and Washington, Michigan, and Miami are eliminated from national championship contention early, doesn't it make the rest of their regular season worthless (in national championship terms)?
Right now we have a two-team playoff. That means we usually have about five or six contenders, two or three spoilers, and the winner of the Big Ten with no national championship hopes.
In a four team playoff, we'll have about 10 contenders, and in turn more spoilers and more national championship aspirations. That means during the regular season, there are more games that include a team playing to stay alive in the national championship hunt. To me, this makes the regular season more
Miami-OH lost their first game and has since won 12 straight, with hopes of only the Motor City Bowl. That
makes the regular season meaningless--not a playoff.
Michigan is currently the #4 BCS team. They have played half their season with no aspirations of the national championship. With a four-team playoff, they play that half with hopes of slipping into the playoffs through the back door. That
makes their regular season more important--not to mention that Ohio State game, where, under the current system, neither team had national championship hopes, but under a four-team playoff, the winner would go to the playoffs and be in the title hunt. Under a four-team playoff, the UM/OSU game would be of even greater significance.
I disagree with your statement depending on the number of playoff teams. Yes, 16 is too many. Eight might
be too many. There is no way four is too many.