The College Presidents’ Oversight Committee has approved a four team seeded playoff. It is WAY overdue.
It is hard to understand why it took the ivy covered college presidents so long to realize their dream of squeezing more money out of the sport of football. Any form of playoff would automatically generate a lot more money than the BcS ever did. While this plan is a major step forward, I still have a lot of questions.
My first question is why did this take so long? We hear that the Bowl system had to be protected. Who among us did not shed a tear when the Poulan Weedeater Bowl went belly up? I have more to say about the Bowls later. But when a team must only win 6 games to qualify, how important can the bowl be?
Then there was the argument that a playoff would negatively impact the student-athletes. But those same educators have no issues with the basketball players missing 3 weeks of school for the NCAA basketball championships. And those require teams to visit 3 different cities.
Second it will not start until the 2014. WHY? Because none of the supporters of the BcS can … Read more at FryingPanSports