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Vindicating the BCS

9:27 AM, Jan 8, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
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How long college football's wonderful golden age will continue, therefore, will likely be decided by this relatively straightforward question:  Will college football's powers-that-be wisely reverse field and reinstitute the selection process that has worked like a charm for a decade?  Or will they plunge ahead with a new selection process that is wholly subjective and will all but guarantee the expansion to an 8-team playoff in relatively short order?  Asked otherwise, will their determination not to reverse field -- their determination to plunge ahead with the supercommittee -- cause them to inadvertently trade the sport's spectacular regular season and its colorful bowl games for bland sameness and the sort of misguided "fairness" that eschews season-long greatness?

One hopes we're nearer the middle of the golden age than the end.  But there's something about "supercommittee" and "golden age" that don't belong in the same sentence.

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