Just before the college football world arbitrarily crowns another champion in Pasadena tonight (Alabama), the head of the BCS committee took time off from picking on Boise State and stealing candy from special needs children to announce that a nationwide playoff would ruin the game.
“A playoff at college football's highest level would lead to more injuries, conflict with final exams, kill the bowl system, and diminish the importance of the regular season,” BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock explained directly after telling a group of children that Santa Claus doesn't exist. "College football has never been better and I believe the BCS is part of that."
Of course it is, Bill.
Just look at other failed systems like the NCAA basketball tournament or the College World series. The way they give underdogs a chance to succeed, create weeks of excitement, and leave no room for controversy is down right un-American.
College basketball needs to eliminate March Madness and simply have a few sports writers pick the two best teams at the end of the regular season to square off for the national title. Then everyone else can play in bowl games (with no championship implications) in order to raise money for women’s softball, conference lawn bowling, and administration bonuses.
“Congratulations Duke! You’re the third ranked team in the entire country and now get to play UCLA in the Monistat 7 Bowl two days before Kansas and Kentucky square off for the national title.”
Quite frankly, it baffles me how no other sport has adopted a BCS system.
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