While we were chatting with College Football Playoff czar Bill Hancock in Tampa for our TMG podcast, somebody mentioned concerns that the playoff could diminish football’s regular season—the way the NCAA tournament has diminished basketball’s regular season.

I didn’t go there then. But I want to go there now. . .

While it’s true that many people don’t tune into regular-season college hoops, I’m here to tell you that’s their loss.

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