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May 30, 2011

PiRates Have Gone To Sea For Summer

Filed under: 1 — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 4:35 am

Dear Reader and supporter of the PiRate Ratings:

The 6 PiRates that put together the PiRate Ratings have started putting together the 2011 college football ratings, and we will soon start putting together the information for the NFL football ratings.

However, we are considering boycotting the 2011 season in both college and pro.  We agree with Bill James that the BCS should be boycotted.  For the last two years, we have chosen not to use any products sold by any bowl sponsor, and we will continue to do so this season.

Before the start of the 2011 season, we will list the sponsors of the bowls and show you how you too can boycott their products and purchase their competitor’s products instead.

Additionally, we did not tune in one second of any of the bowl games last season, but that was our choice.

Concerning the NFL, if the players are to ever have any clout much like their baseball brethren, their only chance is to go on strike at the conclusion of the regular season.  The players would collect their season salaries and then put unbelievable pressure on management to meet their demands or lose their big cash cow–the playoffs and Super Bowl.

Check back after August 10 for the college football previews.


Thank You,

The 6 PiRates


  1. I endorse your plan to boycott the meaningless bowl games. It’s playoffs or nothing. The only way to ever get playoffs is to make the bowls a losing proposition financially.

    Here is how I would do it: My bracket would have 12 teams. I would award automatic bids and first-round byes to the 4-highest rated conference champions. Use the same criteria used by basketball’s RPI to determine the highest rated.

    Next, I would take the next best 8 teams regardless of conference and award them play-in spots with the 4 winners advancing to meet the 4 highest rated teams in the next round.. This would give the Sunbelt, MAC, and CUSA a chance to get a team in the bracket if they went 13-0 in the regular season and were ranked high enough. It also could give conferences like the SEC a chance to land 3 or even 4 teams if they had multiple great teams.

    Comment by Lance — July 18, 2011 @ 9:37 am

  2. Your idea is sound, Lance. You should submit it to sports talk radio and/or the sports editor at your local paper.

    Comment by piratings — August 3, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

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