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Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series Hardcover – Bargain Price, October 14, 2010
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This book lays out all the reasons I couldnt fully explain before, and also provides me the reasons I didnt even know existed, as well as providing the evidence behind them. The detail that the authors delve into is so overwhelmingly precise, and in many ways, sickening, in that we, as the fan base, have been so misled by college football's elite leaders. The authors take us step by step into how we've been lied to over and over again by those college football decision makers. Those same decision makers exploit our desires as fans by tricking us into believing that they've created the best scenario for us. They also told us that the coaches, athletic directors, boosters, and players believe the BCS is the best way. They told us that college football cant afford the financial downfall of a playoff. They told us everything we thought was necessary to make a football playoff happen would be the beginning of the end for college football.
Read this book, and then make your own decision. If nothing else, you'll come away with a real understanding of the bowl system, and how it effects every team, and you'll be armed with the knowledge that those football decision makers dont want you to know. You'll be able to punch holes in their rationale, and offer critical evaluation of the current system.Read more ›
The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is not an NCAA sanctioned championship. It is in fact a collusion created by the most powerful conferences in college football to monopolize the revenue generated by giant bowl games. The premise of the BCS is that polls and computers decide which teams are the top teams in the nation and the championship game is played among the two selected. Other top teams are admitted to other high paying bowl games. But there is more to this process than meets the eye. Nearly all college football teams are affiliated with one of eleven conferences. Six of these eleven "automatically" qualify for a bid into the big money games. The other five conferences do not. This is an obvious instance of collusion and suggests a violation of anti-trust laws. It is all the more odious because the money for all the schools involved comes largely from the government itself.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely HATE the BCS? Or hated it? Then then read this book. Even though we will never understand the who or the why of it, it is the ONLY book out there that will give you a... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Julianne
Fun read and great discussion of the financials behind college football's postseason.Published 14 months ago by Brian Fullilove
This is a wonderful and interesting book on the topic of BCS. It appears to be somewhat accurate as the landscape for conference realignment is still occurring and we will soon... Read morePublished on October 15, 2013 by Stacey Oho
there is some interesting information in this book. but it is couched within inflammatory over-the-top language. Read morePublished on February 17, 2013 by LiLKidneys
Even if you're not into the BCS vs Playoff discussion, this is a great book for sports fans.
You think you know college football? Think again. Read more
Book was in good shape with no ripped pages or smudges. That's all I can ask for for a price that cheap.Published on July 8, 2012 by Nick
This book is definitely worth reading for any fan of a I-A (FBS) college football team. It goes into good detail on some of the shenanigans that have taken place in the world of... Read morePublished on February 16, 2012 by NH Chip
Clarifies everything about the BCS! Evil organization! A few profit while the expenses are passed on to the Universities and Colleges and ultimately, the fan.Published on February 7, 2012 by N. A. Tracy