Gentlemen, unfortunately college football is the sporting world's equivalent to a beauty contest. Coaches and players wind their way through the media dazzling them with their interview skills and then working their butts off showing their talents on the field only to end up having a group of limp wristed wind bags annoint the "chosen" one at the end of the contest. Make no mistake about it, the unmatched excitement of college football is tainted by the sham that the bowl system perpetuates on a routine basis. As wild as March Madness is in college basketball, imagine how incredible a true play-off system would be for college football. You could still incorporate the bowl games into the rotational method that college basketball uses for hosting tournament games and have the top 32 or 64 teams actually play to determine a champion. It would only take five or six weekends in a row to play the football tournament, depending on the number of teams you included, and you would still be finished by the time the college bowl system ends now. Until then, all of this debate is trivial but fun to watch, much like the politically incorrect swimsuit contest portion of the pageant.