College Football Gets a Playoff System: Why Are Some Fans Still Complaining?

Wow! Greed, corruption, exploitation, and death. And, if all that weren't bad enough, the guys who run college football wear ugly blazers, too!

Oh, the humanity.

Will you two calm down? Yeesh. I thought people were overreacting to the Supreme Court's decision on healthcare. Yes, the new college football playoff system does not address low graduation rates or drug use among student-athletes. The new playoff also does nothing about the high price of gasoline, or how it's just too darn hot outside. The playoff isn't supposed to solve all of college football's problems, any more than the Affordable Care Act is supposed to cure all disease.

The new format was created for one reason: to change, at long last, the way college football selects a champion. Finally, instead of the perennial absurdity of naming a champ with post bowl season polls and ranking, fans actually get to see the nation's best two teams—plus a pair not from the SEC—decide who's best on the field. The hated BCS is dead. The clunky, kitschy appeal of bowl season—polyester blazers and all—remains in tact. Hallelujah.

– Hampton

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Patrick Hruby, Jake Simpson, and Hampton Stevens 

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