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See testimony from Friday's Congressional hearing regarding the Bowl Championship Series. Proposed legislation would prevent the BCS from marketing its final game as the 'national championship'.
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It's uninteresting. That hit people of Goodwill. And I think everybody on whatever that issue your on this and as a person it will. -- trying to tinker with the current system. And it's it's it's so c'mon man a little bit light and not only in this directly. That you it is like communism. You can change exit. The more I think about it the more people I've talked to who really know college football. It's clear and clear to me. That's the reason we don't have a playoff system is a very green reason. It's like green environmentally it's green money. It's that simple. Kind of BCS eleven year span. College football has -- Attendance is soaring television ratings are high. BCS television ratings regularly operate the NCAA basketball final four. The NBA playoff finals and the World Series. We cannot reasonably expect fans and teams used to travel multiple times in December or January. Saying several days and -- location. Our fans do not have the time and most do not have the financial resources. To do. Moreover I'm not aware of any football playoff in this country at any level. In which all games are played at predetermined neutral site that may be thousands of miles from the homes of participating teams. Again in 2008 model list of the best intercom and record against a Q conference teams and -- and the best record in major college football. However those student athletes did not have an opportunity to compete for the national championship. Utah was eliminated this past season not by name but by the BCS system. My purpose appearing here today is to tell -- the current bowl system Porter closet may have is more than just alive and kicking. At all though is say that if the net result of your efforts to create a playoff. I believe you will buy up taking games for events 'cause demise of the bowl system. In 2004. Boise State went undefeated and -- season ranked ninth in the BCS rankings. Boise State did not get invited to the B yeah however Michigan ranked thirteenth. And that -- ranked 21. Did get invited in 2008. Boise State again winner and -- -- and finished the season ranked ninth in the BCS rankings. While Boise State did not get invited to the B -- again. Ohio -- ranked tenth. Cincinnati ranked twelfth. In Virginia Tech ranked nineteenth. Dead. How many more years do we need to go undefeated before we get a chance. We believe the B -- system is exclusionary. And limits that -- to be he has vols to the benefit of automatic qualifying conference -- And to the detriment. Of non automatic qualifying conferences.