05 Dec 2011
I'm bracing myself for many inevitable arguments with this one, but here goes. For all the legitimate criticisms, there is something the BCS system does do rather well: award the team that had the best overall season in college football with the national championship trophy. This honor comes at the expense of opening up the field to all deserving candidates that might have a legitimate shot to win a playoff, of course. The question is not whether a playoff would provide an exciting and potentially more fulfilling conclusion to the college football season. It's whether we want to acknowledge that playoffs a) don't always crown the best team, and b) don't always crown a champion that has to play the best teams en route to the title.
77 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2011, 1:29am by An Onimous