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It’s a bowl game vacation!

A couple weeks ago I wrote about my alternative to the college bowl system: the College Football Premier League. The majority of the bowls get no attention, and the CFPL would give the top schools a way to keep all the revenue and make fans happy.

However as I sit in Los Angeles watching the Rose Parade, I’m reminded why these top schools will probably not go for my CFPL. Wisconsin and Oregon could be in the CFPL playoffs right now, Continue reading

No one watches bowl games — let’s evolve to the College Football Premier League

There’s another nice summary piece by Tyler Cowen (Marginal Revolution) and Kevin Grier at Grantland this week (thanks to my PhD buddy Felipe for passing it along). Their topic: the college football bowl system. Their conclusion:

In sum, we have a system where the games are not designed to produce the best on-field matchups, the competitors often lose money [since no one watches most bowl games] but fight fiercely to participate, outsiders and observers complain vehemently, and the organizers amass and waste a great deal of money with little oversight.

They also note Continue reading