College Football Controversy

Christian Dixon
Ms. Imhoff
English 4A
December 14, 2009
Leave College Football to the Professionals
With a new President in office there’s been a lot of talk about having a play-off system in college football instead of the BCS(Bowl Championship Series) system. Now although this has been a very sensitive subject for college football for a long time, this is a matter to be discussed between head coaches, college football commentators, and the players. Since Obama has taken office, he, state representatives, and members of Congress have voiced their opinions. Now although their’s nothing wrong with this, it is wrong for them to discuss taking matters into their own hands.
NCAA Division 1-A football is unique from all other sports in that it does not cap its season with a playoff system designed to determine a champion. Instead, college football provides a system of polls combined with various computer formulas to determine the top-two teams in the country, who then face off in a major bowl game to decide the eventual champion.
Detractors of the current system say major college football is missing the boat by not capitalizing on the excitement generated by similar post-season tournaments in college sports while others claim the system simply isn't fair because a true champion can only be determined on the field.
I say this because although the BCS has its faults, it should be handled by the people who have it as their profession. With our country in a recession and bills trying to be passed, the last thing anyone in politics needs to get involved with is football. Sport analysts, coaches, players, and fans understand the problem, but after the year 2012 when the BCS is going to expire and be considered for extending is when this problem can finally be resolved. I feel that the politicians should keep work at work and instead of investigating the college football playoff system, help our country get out of this recession and maybe read the health care...