This reminds me of "Batman Begins"…
In 2014 a four team College Football Championship Series begins. As many of you know, the College Bowl groups and many college presidents and conference commissioners didn’t want this to happen. It makes college football much more like pro football. The Super Bowl, college style.
Hey, I like it.
A committee will decide on the four teams, based on the usual criteria – who they played, their records and pretty much the way it’s done now, save the BCS scoring system. The playing sites will be picked based on neutral locations, attendance and which cities want to pay to play.
For years the public’s been bitching that some teams in the No. 3 or even No. 4 spot are overlooked for a national title run. Why? Because they supposedly don’t have the playing credentials of the big boys.
Tradition favors the Alabama‘s over the BYU‘s.
With four teams in, No. 1 playing No. 4 and No. 2 playing No. 3, it would appear far more fair with this new system.
And as we’ve seen in the NFL, a wild card team can get into the Super Bowl and even win it.
So now a No. 4 ranked team will have a chance in the new system.
Although, I suppose now the arguments will begin on which team deserves to be ranked No. 4
It never really ends, does it?
The NFL doesn’t care who you played, it’s strictly a numbers game.
College will still look at who you are to a great extent. Still, this is a much better system.
And oh, the excitement, oh, the money. A $5 billion price tag has been tossed about for the rights to the 12 year CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES on TV.
So what does this mean to the bowl games?
That’s still in the works, but yes, they will continue. However those not in on the big party might take bigger hits.
I feel people still love the Bowl Post Season. So much so that, for the most part, viewers and attendance will remain about the same for the lesser bowls teams like MU and K-State go to. All million of them.
Hey, it’s something to watch on the tube on a cold Monday night – it’s football – and you might win a buck or two.
What clearly remains unfair is the fact that college players are broke and don’t get paid.
That’s what causes so many of the NCAA‘s ssues with cheating. Like players selling their autographs or signing things to get a buck. The same group that decided on these playoffs, should look into a way of helping the players out moneywise.
With billions being made, why not take care of the college athletes?
I know that opens the door to paying college basketball players also, but maybe it should. Those are the two college sports that attract the most eyeballs and TV dollars, so the players should get something to make their two to four years on the court or the field matter because very few go to the pros.
Well, we all wanted this, now it’s here, so enjoy.
A COLLEGE SUPER BOWL, I love it!