Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Is the BCS Really Serious About A Playoff Now?

After possibly the most lopsided and boring BCS Championship game in history (don't just listen to me, it was the lowest rated BCS Championship game EVER), those that actually run the BCS have seen the proverbial light and are now "discussing" changes to the post-season format.

The commissioners from the 11 FBS Conferences met today in New Orleans to discuss initial ideas for changes that would take effect for the 2014 season.  Why the 2014 season?

Hmm....could it have anything to do with the fact that the current tv contract that the BCS has with ESPN expires in 2014????

About 50-60 different options were presented (I'd love to see all of those, because I'm fairly doubtful you could come up with that many decent, intelligent options), and everybody seems all excited about doing something new.

What's funny about this is that the SEC Commissioner proposed in 2008 the idea of a semi-final format where the top-4 teams would play against each other.  Ironically, the other conferences shot that idea down then, but NOW they're all for it.  Perhaps they're all tired of not getting a chance to play for the championship.

In any case, if these guys are serious, then we are still a few years away from any sort of true playoff system. Trust in that it will happen.  There's been too much inequality in the FBS over the past half-dozen years.  Perhaps this Alabama-LSU SEC dominance was what was needed in order to shake up the system.

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