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Published: Saturday, Jan. 14 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Opinionated
Sandy, UT

I will tell you what is a crock--the idea that there must be a national champion. What is the infatuation with "one left standing"? Why is it important to know who is the "best"? College football is a bunch of kids playing a sport while trying to get an education. For 99% of those kids, their education will take them much further in life than their sport will. Most universities play sports within a conference. Each conference crowns a champion. Fine, all is well and done. The bowl game should be a perk for a job well done. Each bowl game should stand alone--get the teams they can(through negotiation) and make the money they can(also through negotiation).

tenx
Santa Clara, UT

I agree with Opinion. As we have just seen this past season, we must have 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 5 to really find out who is #1. Maybe do away with baseball season and run football year round.

Cougarista
Salt Lake City, UT

BCS university presidents are less concerned with a legitimate national championship than they are about receiving money and maintaining the current monopoly. Ask a PAC-12 school in the lower half what their likelihood of a NC is in the next decade and they will confess it is nil. Ask them if they want to receive a smaller slice of the BCS monopoly's funds by opening up the process.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

"...Honest..."?

Anytime you combine money (unfettered greed) and people (willing to sell their soul), Diogenes becomes a part of the conversation...

And we all know how that turned out for him.

Monsieur le prof
Sandy, UT

The TYGA reference to Diogenes is a bit of a stretch and I would bet not everyone even knows who was, but I see where he is going with it. Money seems to equal power in sports and we all know that power corrupts. And so I also agree with Cougarista.

On the other hand, a true play-off system would be virtually impossible to implement, so I can see the dilemma. I just see the BCS as being totally monopolistic for the powers-that-be.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

To be fair the profits should be distributed to the players and students. This is college football, where do the millions go?

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