A BCS playoff system has haunted college football for quite some time. It’s been around like the ghosts you would see on reenactments on “Unsolved Mysteries” where an old barracks is just teeming with random spirits that are going about what they did before they passed into the afterlife. They never bother anybody, but they’re there and you know it.
Personally, I don’t believe in ghosts. (Now, I feel like Mr. Crabs telling an invisible SpongeBob and Patrick that “I don’t believe in no ghosts!”)
But, this ghost is apparently real and a playoff is really going to happen. So, what do we do with it? Are we going to have more problems or less as a result? Surely, there’s got to be something that will go wrong with it, right?
Well, if you think about it, we will have issues about how teams are voted into the top four spots, and that will always generate conversation, but, I seriously doubt a fifth team is going to go undefeated (if we even have four,) so I think we’re safe there.
There is the idea that the way the bowls will be played and how locations will be chosen could generate some ill-will, but I don’t think that’s going to happen either. At the end of all of this, I think that we’re going to have a playoff that takes the talk out of the fact that we don’t have a playoff and puts it back into who will win a title.
We could still have two SEC teams in the title game, but they’ll have to fight to get there. No more weird voting scenarios.
Oh, and we’ll still have the problems that arise from teams losing at the “wrong time.” But, at least we’ll have a real champion for once.