Fans Weigh In: Keep Congress Out!


Congress should heed the wishes of its constituents especially when it comes to post season college football. By a slim 48 to 45 margin, most fans want Congress to stay out of the post season debate which has some people pushing for the BCS (former 1-A) schools to launch a playoff system.

Computer Picks Vie

college footballRight now, a computer picks the two top football programs to face off in a national championship game. This season’s contest will be held next week when the Alabama Crimson Tide and Texas Longhorns vie on January 7 in Pasadena, CA. But, many fans remain unhappy with the present set up as a Quinnipiac University survey revealed that 63 percent are in favor of getting rid of the current system, while 24 percent want to keep it.

“College football fans are not in love with the current system in which two teams that play for the national championship are picked by computers, sportswriters and coaches,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Settle the question on the field, voters say more than 2-1. But as much as they want a national championship tournament, they aren’t wild about Congress getting involved.”

Survey Says!

The survey was conducted by Quinnipiac from December 15-20 with 948 adults responding who indicted that they were “very interested” or “somewhat interested” in college football. Those respondents were pulled from a group of 1849 people initially contacted with those not showing interest in college football excluded from the remainder of the survey.

Though change is desired, creating a post season playoff system is easier said than done. While colleges have a 65 team field to look forward to come March, determining the best eight or sixteen football teams may not be that easy. Right now, the BCS arrangement involves champions from six leagues with two wild cards added. Those teams could play beginning in December for a national championship or the field could be doubled to bring in conference runner ups and champions from other conferences.

Meanwhile, enjoy the remainder of the bowl season – 34 games to keep you bleary eyed and pining for something of substance to take its place.



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