Mark Cuban, the maverick owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, has formed an LLC company named Radical Football with the hope of forming a playoff system to replace the BCS in college football. The trick will be convincing college football's Caesars to give an ear to any proposals.
Hopefully, Cuban's company will ultimately be successful in its goal. Personally, I am sick and tired of the whiners whining about how a playoff season will diminish the importance of the regular season. It's not going to be like college basketball, where almost half of the teams make the tournament. An eight to 10-team playoff would be sufficient to pit the best against the best. For all the rest, keep the bowl games in place.
The case could be made that the BCS diminishes the importance of the regular season because one loss can ruin a season early for many teams and fanbases. Forming a small playoff would create added excitement with more teams having a chance to play for a legitimate national championship. Under the current system, most of the fans of the top 10 teams know they don't have a chance by the time November comes around.
Besides, if the NCAA was so concerned with the regular season not meaning anything, then why do they allow so many 6-6 teams to make it to bowl games in which very few people will watch? The NCAA once again has a case of the double tongue.
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