20 Year Member
I’m sorry but I totally disagree that this is corporate driven. The CFP has been fan driven from day 1. The demand to get away from polls declaring champions was unilaterally identified as the number 1 problem with college football. The commen solution was to take the best two teams after the bowl game and let them playoff. The fans demanded four teams and got it. Now we want 8 or 16. We are our own worst enemy.
However, with 8 or 16 teams, at least there will be more games that mean something (and fewer star players opting out).
Sure, I much prefer the old bowl system I grew up with in the 80s. Back then, you had multiple games meaning something -- and sometimes an upset would make another bowl game or two even more meaningful as the day developed.
The BCS was the absolute worst and the playoff isn't much better. I was not and never will be a fan of making more games meaningless. But again, since it's pretty much the SEC's show in the postseason anymore, it probably doesn't even matter what format they go with. Horribly predictable.
This is really just one of a growing long list why college football is rapidly becoming a rotten sport -- if it isn't already there.