Hey, congrats to you on the great Bama run, but the advantage in 2011 was alllllll to Bama and if you are reasonable, you should be able to see that fact
I don't refute that one bit. Lets say for the sake of argument that the playoff system was in place in 2011. Would the result have been any different? You guys play in the SECCG and beat Georgia, and inevitably both teams still meet in the final playoff game, LSU still having played an extra game. Lets not forget that you got a conference championship trophy for that game, so it's a little more substantial than simply an extra game. That trophy is a piece of hardware missing from Alabama's title season. Rematches happen all the time in other playoff sports. Since we don't have game series like baseball, the key is winning the game that matters the most.
The potential real tragedy from that season was averted, which was the thought of a championship quality team like Alabama sitting home while LSU curb stomped a much inferior team in OSU, simply because it wasn't deemed fair for LSU to play Alabama again.