Changes in College Football: The Good and the Bad

Written by Andrew Linn on August 26, 2013

The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) can consist of Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, California, Stanford, USC, and UCLA.

So there you have it — every school in a region-based conference, no Independents, and five conferences with twelve or more teams (thus five conference championships).

In addition, I feel that the regular season should conclude with Championship Weekend (the first Saturday in December) and that includes the Army-Navy game (with finals just around the corner — it might be better to have that game on that day instead of the following Saturday). Thus, all other games should be concluded on Thanksgiving Weekend or the weekend before. The exceptions being rescheduled games for whatever reason.

I should add that this year will be the last year for the BCS, after which it will be replaced by a playoff system. Although I am on the fence when it comes to the issue of a playoff system, this is not the case with Obama. It seems that the Obama Administration has pressured the NCAA into adopting a playoff system. In fact, Obama has actually advocated for it, as demonstrated in the following links:

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http://www.theatlanticwire.com/business/2012/11/espn-paid-whopping-6-billion-obamas-college-football-playoffs/59242/

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/16/60minutes/main4607927.shtml

I remember watching the BCS Selection Show back in December 2008, and I remember the hosts kept saying that Obama wanted a playoff system more than once during the entire show. It was like the NCAA (and the entire world of sports) was willing to bend over backwards for Obama. Never mind the fact that the NCAA is a private organization, and how it determines its postseason is not subject to government interference. But the NCAA wanted to please Obama, thus a playoff system starts next season.

Please note: I have been unable to locate the footage of the 2008 BCS Selection Show. If anyone finds it, please feel free to post it among the comments.

Image: Author: Bobak Ha’Eri; Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

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Andrew Linn
Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to examiner.com and Right Impulse Media.

 

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