The Time is Now for the BCS
Enough is enough, it is time to get rid of the of the BCS system in college football. The final straw was not only the bowl season as a whole, but specifically one of the least watched championship college football games in history. Plus, under the current system that lets in teams with .500 records there are match-ups that people will not waste three hours of their busy life watching.
As of right now the two best things about college football are when it is over and the NFL draft. Now as harsh as that statement was, there are arguments, valid ones, on why college football under the BCS is fun to watch, but its biggest downfall is the amount of teams that can win it all in a given year is about a handful (at most). That is where the NFL has it beat because at the beginning of every year every NFL fan has hope that their team can win it all. Now fans could be dreaming based on the talent of the team they root for, but it is realistic because every team in the NFL does have a chance to win the Superbowl at the beginning of every year and that just is not true in college football.
Now it is true that there are a lot more college football teams in the nation than in the NFL, so having a national playoff system will never happen. Unfortunately, some teams will just never have a shot at a national championship. However, vast improvements can be made especially for the casual viewer. The changes needs to start with some sort of playoff system. Whether it includes a hybrid system with the BCS where the top 12 or 16 teams get placed in a playoff bracket, or the champions of each conference get to a playoff bracket, or a system where the BCS bowl game winners are placed in a playoff, it really does not matter at this point because anything would be better than what is currently being used.
A playoff system would accomplish a number of things, but mainly generating more excitement for the game especially for the casual fan that wants more football than just on Sunday and is not in high school anymore. Plus, changes and improvements will draw more people to the games, to their TV, etc, which means more money. Best of all it would crown a true champion and hopefully avoid the ‘snoozer’ we had to watch last week. Let’s all hope the BCS will listen this time around.
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