Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series

Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series

Dan Wetzel


A group of award-winning activities journalists takes down the nice devil of school activities: the Bowl Championship sequence.

each university recreation selections its champion by means of a postseason match, apart from one: department I-A soccer. rather than a match, lovers are subjected to the Bowl Championship sequence, an arcane mixture of polling and mathematical ratings that leads to simply groups taking part in for the championship. it really is, no doubt, the main hated establishment in all of activities. a contemporary Sports Illustrated ballot came upon that greater than ninety percentage of activities enthusiasts oppose the BCS, but the program has remained in position for greater than a decade. outfitted upon top-notch investigative reporting, Death to the BCS finally finds the reality approximately this colossal entity and gives an easy answer for solving it.

Death to the BCS comprises findings from interviews with strength gamers, in addition to examine into federal tax documents, Congressional testimony, and personal contracts, revealing:

?The fact at the back of the "Cartel"-the nameless matches who run the BCS and who revenue handsomely by means of retaining it

?The mistaken math and corruption that be certain which groups perform the nationwide championship

?How the method hurts festival by means of perpetuating "cupcake" schedules

?How "mid-major" groups are systematically denied an opportunity to play for the championship

?How a entire sixteen-team playoff plan can clear up the matter whereas improving profitability

the 1st publication to put out the unseemly internal workings of the BCS in complete element, Death to the BCS is a rousing manifesto for bringing equity again to 1 of our such a lot liked activities.

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