Great, another rant about a college football playoff. Aren’t you just piling on? Absolutely. I need to pile on, because if the pile gets tall enough it could collapse and cause an avalanche of change.
College football could be great, but it sucks without a playoff. College basketball is much more fun to follow, and the difference really is the tournament. College football has a better sport and would be tremendously more popular if it had a real playoff tournament.
Other sports have adopted the playoff tournament system, and everyone seems to like it. There is no one making an argument that the NFL or college basketball should adopt a BCS style system.
This is the limit of my interest in college football: Follow to the extent that I hope my alma mater and local teams do well, so as to improve recruiting so they will be ready to challenge for a spot in the tournament when the playoff is implemented. This means I may watch parts of games here and there. Unlike the NFL where I want to catch every second of my favorite teams’ games.