by Patrick Ronald
Apparently college football big wigs heard the general public and its enormous uproar about the BCS over the years.
Twelve school presidents are meeting in Washington D.C. today with the proposal of a four-team playoff system, which would be begin in 2014.
To tell you the truth, I'm not sure what to think about this idea. I think I hate it already.
Personally, I think the BCS was the best way set the best bowl games. Did it have its issues - absolutely, but you can't leave this thing up to human bias.
I don't like teams like Boise State and TCU because they don't deserve a seat in the title game since they don't play intense, physical games week in and week out for an entire season.
They play teams like Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada - not a Big 10, Big 12 or SEC schedule.
I always think the teams battling for the grand prize should ALWAYS be out of one the major conferences.
At least the BCS was unbiased and focused on math. We can all agree that the math behind the BCS is really, really jacked up and confusing, but it still excludes the human element and uncertainty.
My idea : At the end of the day - the BCS Standings should still exist. The only difference would be that the top four teams would align themselves into a playoff grid system, respectively.
Eliminate the human committee.
Computers don't wear logos, root for Alma-matters or collect money.
When the human committee rigs the games to be Notre Dame vs USC in one semifinal and Alabama vs Michigan in the other for FINANCIAL interests - people are going to start bitching.
It's going to come down to money. I've heard a report that $5 billion will be earned with the three games.
The biggest names and most hated schools will generate that revenue and we all know who will split that money equally.
The college football big wigs.
Listen, money is money and it makes the world go round, but these clowns are proposing a playoff system, which still has no way of determining the final four teams standing in the end.
Keep the BCS Standings, just take more teams.
The fifth team will always cry. That's inevitable.
The ONLY way it will work is if they take the top-four teams in the AP and ESPN polls on the final Sunday of the football season - OR - just straight up keep the BCS and take the top four?
I'm not extremely opposed to it. It will be different and it will work.
At some point throughout the season we all will know who the BEST TWO teams are in the country.
A committee won't have to set up the games because just like the BCS. The best teams prove it week in and week out.