Movement for NCAA Football Playoff Gaining more Steam with Mark Cuban on Board

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In life, it’s usually a good thing to be on the side of the billionaire. If it’s possible that is. I had a billionaire call my cell phone once (for an interview piece I was doing on the Washington Wizards ownership change) and believe my that was a fun day of tweets and Facebook status updates for me.

However, billionaires are different than the rest of us; they have way more money. But they also see the sick joke that the BCS  is/has become and clamor for something better. At least in Mark Cuban’s case. The owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks weighed on the biggest disgrace that plaques college football.

And what he intends to do about it.

By Paul M. Banks

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Small schools must retain soul when joining BCS Conferences

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It’s easy to understand why the small schools are in favor of a college football playoff system; the BCS prohibits them from EVER playing in the championship. The big schools in the BCS conferences? (Big 12, SEC, ACC, Pac 10, Big East and Big Ten) Well, they get shafted by the computers too, but they’re still much more likely to be BCS proponent than the mid majors.  Which incites the question at hand-

If you’re a smaller school now going power conference, do you stay true to your roots? Or do you “sell out” like Metallica in the mid-90s?

Saying that I’m “sympathetic to the cause” of getting a college football playoff system going is like commenting that Lindsey Lohan might have “had a drink or two,” or maybe even “experimented with drugs a little bit.”  Therefore, this gentleman with a playoff plan was correct in including me on his email list; one targeted towards the University of Utah as they join the Pac Ten.

By Paul M. Banks

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