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You Promised Us A BCS Playoff Mr. President!

WASHINGTON - APRIL 23:  A detail photograph of the ball given to U.S. President Barack Obama by the University of Florida mens football team at the White House April 23, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama hosted the 2009 national champion Gators, who presented the president with a custom jersey and football.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Brad SmithContributor IJuly 28, 2009

Mr President,

One of the greatest sports in America is suffering from bureaucracy brought to it by the current Bowl Championship Series. It's time the College Football Champion is judged by a playoff system and not by a panel of judges. 

It is time to cut through the rubbish. The same individuals that worry about the players time away from class, must not have noticed the Football Bowl Subdivision have been able to make it work.

The argument that a playoff would lessen the regular season has no merit, in fact is should strengthen the excitement, as no team would be out of the running after their first loss. This is the same system that make the NFL so exciting today.

So it really must come down to the money. The the current Bowl system makes colleges across the country a lot of money. What is needed is a way to increase that earning potential and not decrease it. There is no reason we could not keep the current bowls in existence today, yet take the top four and have a playoff.

This plan is inline with your statement last November to "Get eight teams—the top eight teams right at the end.  You got a playoff.  Decide on a national champion."The question now is how do we get there.

While there are more pressing issues on your agenda today than that of a playoff system.  It is activities such as sports that can be just what we need in tough times, a distraction, something to take our minds off the stresses of everyday life.

All I am asking for is a little pressure.  Not a congressional hearing, not a new law on the books, simply a few important phone calls from our Commander and Chief.  If anyone has the potential to influence this position today, it is you Mr President.

Sincerely,

College Football Fans Across the Country.

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