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Topic:  OT: The "Other" National Championship Game
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  Message Not Read  OT: The "Other" National Championship Game
   Posted: 1/8/2022 2:50:15 PM 
Watching NDSt's rout of Montana State in for the "other" national championship. A couple of thoughts:

This subdivision is a lot like the other one in that both clearly have teams that dominate year after year. This is NDSt's 9th trip to the championship game since 2011, and they won the previous eight. Montana St is making its first trip to the big game in about 30 years, and hasn't won a title since 1984.

Although getting into the playoffs might be easier in this subdivision, getting to the national championship game is just about as difficult. Since 2011, only ten schools have played for the title: NDSt 9 times; JMU and Sam Houston 3 times each; Towson, Illinois St, Jacksonville St, Youngstown St, Eastern Wash, South Dakota St, and Montana St once each. Besides NDSt, only JMU and Sam Houston won the championship during that time.

ESPN treats this game pretty much like a bowl game -- as a vehicle to talk about the CFP game. NDSt set a record in the first half with a 28-0 lead, the biggest halftime lead in the history of 1AA/FCS championship games. The ESPN halftime crew -- sitting 850 miles away in Lucas Oil Stadium and using the set that Monday night's crew will use -- discussed today's game for about 30 seconds, then spent the rest of the halftime promoting Monday night's CFP championship game.

One Bobcat team, at least, (Montana St) got into the post-season.

We will get by.
We will get by.
We will get by.
We will survive.

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  Message Not Read  RE: OT: The "Other" National Championship Game
   Posted: 1/9/2022 12:55:53 PM 
And people wanted players to be paid. NIL is going to ruin FCS - :)
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  Message Not Read  RE: OT: The "Other" National Championship Game
   Posted: 1/15/2022 4:04:20 PM 
Honestly, I'm not sure if you want ESPN's crew attempting to talk about an FCS game. They barely know about the bottom half of P5 conferences.

Let's all walk through the memories of Lou Holtz talking about how MAC teams have fewer scholarships, and also the year technical difficulties made them stop showing our MACtion game and they didn't even run a crawl stating what happened to make them stop showing the game, or if it would even come back.
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