By Dan Wetzel, Josh Peter, Jeff Passan
A workforce of award-winning activities journalists takes down the nice devil of faculty activities: the Bowl Championship sequence.
Every university game selections its champion by way of a postseason event, apart from one: department I-A soccer. rather than a event, fanatics are subjected to the Bowl Championship sequence, an arcane mixture of polling and mathematical scores that leads to simply groups enjoying for the championship. it really is, for sure, the main hated establishment in all of activities. a up to date Sports Illustrated ballot chanced on that greater than ninety percentage of activities lovers oppose the BCS, but the program has remained in position for greater than a decade. equipped upon top-notch investigative reporting, Death to the BCS ultimately unearths the reality approximately this great entity and provides an easy resolution for solving it.
Death to the BCS contains findings from interviews with energy gamers, in addition to study into federal tax documents, Congressional testimony, and personal contracts, revealing:
•The fact at the back of the "Cartel"-the nameless fits who run the BCS and who revenue handsomely via keeping it
•The improper math and corruption that ascertain which groups perform the nationwide championship
•How the procedure hurts festival via perpetuating "cupcake" schedules
•How "mid-major" groups are systematically denied an opportunity to play for the championship
•How a complete sixteen-team playoff plan can clear up the matter whereas bettering profitability
The first publication to put out the unseemly internal workings of the BCS in complete aspect, Death to the BCS is a rousing manifesto for bringing equity again to 1 of our such a lot loved activities.
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