College FBS Football PR #1
I certainly am glad to finally see that there will be the beginning of a playoff system for D1 FBS football. I wonder if we will get a new name for football bowl subdivision ?
Whatever they call it, it is a first step toward more fairness. I have long said that football on the highest collegiate level is based upon perception and public relation as much or more than winning on the field.
Maybe in the future, any team can come from the bottom on a previous year with the opportunity, through winning, to play for a championship the next, not just the traditional darlings.
With PR being such a large part of the most successful of these darlings, I have often wondered why others don’t spend much more money in this area, considering it’s importance to reaching the top, unfair as it is.
Of course, on the flip side, the PR machine from these successful schools may be used to characterize their rival in the worst possible light. It truly has become much more than just winning on the field.
Hopefully, the new playoff system, limited as it is, will be a beginning for shaping the future of collegiate football toward more fairness at it highest level.