Explain to me, again, why some of you clamor for one in college football?
Baseball just concluded its playoff, and the World Series winner is... St. Louis, a team that snuck into the dance by the narrowest of margins after hemorrhaging much of the year and despite clearly not being anywhere near the best team in baseball over its incredibly lengthy 162 game season.
And they did it in just five games to the Tigers, a team from baseball's vastly superior American League.
But they're the 'World Champs'.
If you want a meaningless postseason tournament for college football, this is what you will get. Just don't call it a championship.
Imagine if someone had clipped USC or Texas last year in an abbreviated playoff? What good is the title at that point when you have either of the two clear best teams hypothetically falling thanks to a bad day or a magical afternoon against an undermanned foe?
True legitimate tournaments need several games between competitors to legitimately settle their differences, something which is impossible to conduct in either the NFL or college football. Even in baseball with all the games played, we get flukey champions. A panacea it ain't, so as long as we're going to be imperfect I'd rather stick to tradition and enjoy the variety that the bowls offer instead of the incessant and misguided bellyaching.
Just Say NO To Playoffs.