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It's Possible! Realignment And Playoffs-College Football's Opportunity Paperback – August 2, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 145 pages
  • Publisher: Intermedia Publishing Group, Inc. (August 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935529943
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935529941
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,717,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Galloway provides a sensible way of restoring sanity to big-time college football at the same time he outlines a championship playoff system. His reorganization of conferences and schedules would cut costs, boost revenues, and bring parity to a system that currently favors select universities. This would create the outcome uncertainty and excitement that characterizes the NCAA basketball tournament and show universities that Division I football could be sustainable. For anyone concerned with the future of college football, this book provides food for thought and a basis for constructive discussions. --Jay Coakley, Ph.D., Profession Emeritus Sociology Dept., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, National Association for Sport and P.E. (NASPE) Hall of Fame

About the Author

Scott Galloway has spent a lifetime in the world of competitive athletics as an athlete, coach and athletic director. He has coached at the professional, collegiate and high school level and understands how each system works. Today, Galloway works as a sports minister directing youth sports leagues and camps. He frequently speaks on topics such as sportsmanship and ethics in sports.

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This book is an easy read and a great idea that any college football fan will love!
Herb Dowdy
Coach Galloway gives a common sense approach to solving the dilemma about the college football National Championship.
Gene Sheets
The style of writing is very readable, the graphics clear and the organization is logical.
Marsha Roepe

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David W. on November 6, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is a must read if you want to see college football (and it's mythical BCS championship) returned to the players who play the game and taken away from the FAT CAT Bowl Presidents, greedy BCS conference administrators, pollsters and computers. From the beginning of the book, the author builds his case using examples from other very successful sports leagues (e.g. the NFL!) where realignment and real change was implemented to improve competitivness and enhance the sport for the good of the whole (not just a few "elites").

When you get to the author's specific plan, you may say "that's too radical", but it levels the playing field in recruiting, creates great, new in-state and regional rivalries while not sacrificing traditional rivalry games and returns fairness to the college game. When you put this plan in the context of recent conference "jumping" for money, it is a much better system (although it does upset the traditional conference elitism!). This book truly lays out an approach to ensure that every college football team starts the fall season knowing that they can compete for the real national championship not the phony one currently in place.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Herb Dowdy on August 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
Galloway's genius is in the simplicity of his offering - thoughtful, provoking, and a nice back-story. It so appeals to the basic principles and values of pure competition - let the players decide the championship on the field - enough with the computers, sports-writers, and pollsters. I only hope the NCAA and the member schools will listen to Galloway's idea and ultimately satisfy fans, coaches, and players! This book is an easy read and a great idea that any college football fan will love!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. M. Walls on August 24, 2010
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Galloway has written a very concise, logical, easy to read book about what is wrong with the current college football "Championship" and how to fix it. All without placing blame. His focus is on the solution. Galloway presents a solution that is not only logical, it's fair. It removes the politics and puts the game back into the hands of the players and promotes fair and equal play. This is definitely something for fans, players, the schools, and the NCAA to consider. Check it out~ Galloway has a plan to put the `Sportsmanship' back into the sport of college football,
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