Is BCS playoff system the right move?

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Sometime today, the former Bowl Championship Series format that has served college football for the past 14 years will be laid to rest.

The folks from the 12-member BCS Presidential Oversight Committee will vote on a proposed four-team, three-game playoff system that will give fans and coaches the opportunity to have a real undisputed national champion.

But don’t think for a minute that the BCS is doing this for philanthropic reasons. It might pose as a college football entity looking for the betterment of the sport. But in essence, it is a collection of corporate finance moguls who have leveraged the interest in the game to produce revenue. Lots of revenue.

In passing this proposal, the BCS is looking at a $5 billion windfall over the next 10 years...

 

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