Probably Isn't Going to Happen

RECEIVED Mon., Dec. 8, 2003

The BCS [Bowl Championship Series] represents everything that needs to be fixed in America. A few financially interested parties are able to maintain a system that benefits only them instead of implementing the obvious solution. And they lie about the reasons. Does anyone believe the BCS cronies when they say that a playoff can't work because it would result in undue academic stress on the athletes? Somehow it reminds me of the Bush administration blaming the Navy for that half-baked mission accomplished sign. Time is right for valid revolution.
   I'd love to read a story in the Chronicle about the BCS and how network TV, the bowls, and power conferences use their financial influence to keep the right thing from happening.
Patrick Byrd
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