All Playoff Systems Are Just As Flawed As The BCS System

EdmonCorrespondent ISeptember 3, 2008

With college football opening up this past week, there's been lots of talk about playoffs.  Okay, there are always talks about playoffs. 

Every college football fan has an opinion.  Some have even gone so far as to propose a 32-team playoff. 

I actually like the idea of a plus one with No. 1 playing No. 4 and No. 2 playing No. 3.

You know the quote about excuses being like ***holes, well, it fits for playoff proposals. 

Every playoff scenario I can think of is flawed.  Don't think the BCS stands alone.  Let's take a look at a few. 

 

NBA Playoffs

Last year’s Atlanta Hawks are a perfect showing of why the NBA playoffs are flawed.  Going 37 and 45 and making the playoffs is lunacy if you ask me.  They shouldn't have been anyone near a basketball court during playoff time. 

 

NCAA March Madness

Have you ever played Hungry Hungry Hippos?  Yep, that's the college basketball version of a playoff.  Does the Hungriest Hippo usually win?  Seldom.  If the balls (little white marbles) happen to bounce your way, you too could be the National Champion of college basketball. 

 

Major League Baseball and National Football League

How I hate Wild Cards.  One definition for wild card is "an unknown or unpredictable factor".  MLB and the NFL insert wild cards to spice things up.  It's good for TV, but not great for finding a true champion (is there such a thing?).  With Wild Cards, they are just promoting mediocrity. 

 

I know college football has its imperfections, but to me, it's slowly working on fixing them.  Remember just a short time ago, No. 1 and No. 2 wouldn't play within two hundred miles of each other.  With apologizes to Auburn, rarely has the BCS missed out on its annual one versus two.

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