...to know who the 2 best teams are in college football, and every year (with the exception of '05 UT vs. USC) the BCS lets me down. Why can't we just have a playoff like every other sport and every other level of football? A playoff would not wear out the players too much, because high school and the pros do it. And if the season is too long, then just cut out one week of baby seal clubbing at the start.
Others say the bowls are college football tradition and have too much nostalgia to be done away with. Sports are about competing to find out who's best, not holding onto outdated traditions and letting the media hype decide who the 2 best teams are. We could still keep the bowls, just let the top 8, 12, or 16 teams compete for a championship. A playoff system wouldn't be perfect, and the 9th, 13th, or 17th team might wonder if they deserved a shot, but it would still much better than this year where the 3rd , 4th, and 5th best teams in nation do deserve a shot, but aren't getting one.