Every year I fill out these brackets, hand over my $20, sometimes multiple times. Every year, I pick a few Cinderellas, we all do! Every year my bracket is in the crapper by the end of round one or two. I consider myself to be a pretty informed sports fan, yet I can never seem to come close on these brackets!
I think this is what we love most about the month of March, it is absolutely unpredictable! You never know who is going to shock the world, or fall on their face. I think every sports fan will agree that this is a magical time of year, one that even non-sports fans look foreward to.
Why can't some of that magic be used to rescue a dying BCS? A 16 team playoff, all 11 division champions, and the top 5 rated non-champions. Seed them 1-16 and let the upsets begin! Play it out on the field for a TRUE National Champion! Can you imagine the excitement in December and January over a college football playoff?
Take a few minutes to think what theat bracket might look like, how it might play out. Think of Boise State vs Oklahoma in 06, think of Utah in 05. Consider the possibilities of big upsets (Appalachian St vs Michigan in 08) Now picture a bracket full of those matchups, played out on neutral fields, on national television.
Wouldn't this be so much more exciting than the predictable Bowl Games we currently watch?