If you were ever on the fence as to why decisions are made in college athletics, the proposed 12-team playoff should give you the concrete answer you’re looking for.
Greed. When it comes to college sports, nothing matters more than the almighty dollar.
According to an announcement made on Thursday, the College Football Playoff is looking to expand their current four-team format to a 12-team playoff.
“The four-team format has been very popular and is a big success,” the members of the four-person working group said in a statement. “But it’s important that we consider the opportunity for more teams and more student-athletes to participate in the playoff. After reviewing numerous options, we believe this proposal is the best option to increase participation, enhance the regular season and grow the national excitement of college football.”
It’s absolutely ridiculous, but in no way unexpected from the money-hungry entity that is college athletics.
When it’s about making money, things get done. No concern over lawsuits, antitrust