Usually I don’t applaud commissioners of sports leagues because they are more into the business than they are the product however my opinion of NCAA President Mark Emmert is changing.
Speaking to reporters yesterday Dr. Emmert confirmed that he is still in favor of having a playoff and that there are ongoing discussions about a two-round, four-team BCS playoff to decide once and for all who wins the national football championship.
Had the system been in place this year we would have seen LSU against Stanford and Alabama versus Oklahoma State with the winners advancing to the title game.
The decision as to whether or not a playoff will happen is out of the hands of the 1,100 member NCAA and is solely up to the Bowl Championship Series committee.
I make no apologies for being a diehard fan of the Southeastern Conference but even I was against the Bama-LSU rematch because we had already seen the two play each other and as a real fan it just didn’t do anything for me to see the SEC West champs take on the SEC West runner-ups for the National Championship.
How did that even happen?
For a league who’s slogan is “Where Every Game Counts” it’s mighty funny that didn’t factor into the BCS’ decision as to who was going to play for the championship.
If a playoff can happen in high school football and professional football why can’t it happen in college football?
Rob Calloway can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @robcalloway3
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