After years of outcry from frustrated fans and media members, the BCS appears to be headed toward extinction. In its place, college football’s highest division will—at last—adopt a playoff system. The details are uncertain at the moment, but the general idea will be to crown a titlist on the field without excluding any potential claimants to the throne.
But the good news may not end there. An article I read last weekend suggested that the playoff system may be in place even earlier than we initially anticipated!
Four-team playoff? Check! Revenue sharing among all top-level schools? Check! Bowl chairmen opposed to the system on the grounds that “everyone wins” with bowls? Check! Networks willing to bid 10-to-14 million for the title game rights? Che—wait. Million?
I guess a few things do change.
I will now commence holding my breath . . .