College football will finally have the playoff system that so many fans around the country have been longing for. BCS officials reached a consensus to have a four-team, seeded tournament beginning in the 2014 season. Here are the logistics:
The No. 1 seed will play the No. 4 seed, the No. 2 seed will play the No.3 seed, and the winners of those games will play for the national championship.
The playoff will feature the four top teams, regardless of whether they won their conference.
The teams will be chosen by a selection committee in lieu of computer calculations.
The semifinal games will be played in pre-existing bowls (most likely the Rose, Fiesta, Orange and Sugar).
The national championship game will be awarded to the highest bidding city.
As a fan of college football, I absolutely loathe the idea of using a computer formula to determine a national champion. While I think an eight-team playoff is the ideal number for a playoff, this four-team format is a good start.
However, the NFL still reigns supreme as the more exciting game in my eyes. The other day, I was perusing through the 2012-2013 NFL Schedule – available to view at http://www.sunday-ticket.com/nfl-schedule.html – and literally started drooling at some of the matchups:
Cowboys at Giants on NBC to kick off the season
Patriots at Ravens on Sunday Night Football in Week 3
Lions at Bears on Monday Night Football in Week 7
The list goes on
Football Sundays will always be first on my list before football Saturdays – at least until 2014.