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President Obama: It's Time for a College Football Playoff... Like You Said

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After President Obama was elected, he said of a college football playoff, “I'm going to throw my weight around a little bit. I think it's the right thing to do.”

He was right.

Fans of college football have been calling for a playoff for years and it is the right thing to do. College football’s current BCS system is unfair not only in the way it determines a national champion, but in the way revenue is distributed. Further, the current BCS postseason system breeds corruption.

A college football playoff will generate far more revenue and this money could be used to help many fiscally-strapped colleges and universities. The current system is actually costing taxpayers. The NCAA clearly can’t solve its postseason problem on its own.

It is time for change.

At the beginning of the 20th Century, President Theodore Roosevelt convened the nation’s top minds and helped fix college football. It’s a new century and college football needs to be fixed again.

Take action today. Call on President Obama to convene the top educational and sports leaders and figure out how to solve this mess.

Just Playoff.

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    • Christopher Citty INDIALANTIC, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Even though Barack Obama probably meant this as much as he meant at least 60% of the other things he's quoted as saying, I think a playoff would be great. I won't hold my breath, though, as Obama doesn't likely remember saying it.

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    • Luis Soto PINECREST, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      College athletics should not be devided between "the haves and have nots". All schools should have the same advantages to get to a NC by performance on the field withou

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    • Charles Lancaster BAKERSFIELD, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I'm signing for all the Cinderella teams who never get a chance to knock off the top teams. I would love to see Boise State play for the BCs championship game against the power houses of the SEC. Most fans want to see offense, not another game of field goals like the first match up between LSU and Bama. Oklahoma state should be playing LSU for the championship!

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    • Jeff Cobb LEWISBURG, WV
      • almost 3 years ago

      By not having an NCAA football playoff, we are excluding a lot of schools that might otherwise never have a legitimate shot at playing for the title.

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    • Collegiate Sports Equity ROCKVILLE, MD
      • almost 3 years ago

      A playoff is the necessary to bring fairness to college football, something the current conference leaders will not authorize for fear of providing revenue sharing among their competitors. Jim Delany, current Big Ten commissioner, has made it clear that he would rather put a stranglehold on the football revenue stream than share with the other conferences even if it means more money for his conference. There is a mentality among college football leaders to keep the competition weak no matter the cost. It is unethical, damaging, and completely un-American.

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