bowl games have become nonsense
by Walter Hagen
(Six Feet Under, VA)
Bowls used to be meaningful when there were half as many as there are now. And, the BCS is a joke. I couldn't care less about all the bowls today -- including the so-called national championship game -- because there is no national championship game yet in college football.
Yes, it is time for a playoff system. The corporate bowl games can still exist as the quarterfinals and semi-finals to the national championship, and teams that don't make the 16- or 8-team playoff field can go to lesser corporate bowls as also-rans (kinda like the post-season NIT in b-ball).
Does anyone really believe the excuse that playoffs will interfere with classwork? C'mon, the pro players in college football can get by with their cupcake coursework and tutors taking tests for them.
Time for college presidents to man-up and get on with a truly competitive playoff system.
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