Tag Archives: CFPL

Another unsatisfying season in college football

I’m more unsatisfied than usual with college football this year. What if the SEC wasn’t that good, meaning that Alabama and LSU were overrated? This is not likely, but the intra-conference BCS final didn’t feel like a¬†national¬†championship game at all. I’m boycotting analysis of the BCS title game until further notice. Instead, I’ll use the opportunity to promote my idea for a better system: the College Football Premier League.

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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.

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