Playoff Would Kill College Bowl Games: BCS Chief

Fans, pols seem ready to make the change anyway
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User
Posted May 1, 2009 11:46 AM CDT
This 2008 file photo shows John Swofford, commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, speaking to reporters during the conference's media day in Atlanta.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The coordinator of the Bowl Championship Series told Congress today that a switch to a playoff system would threaten even the most celebrated college football bowl games, the AP reports. Advertising dollars would switch to playoffs, said John Swofford, “meaning that it will be very difficult for any bowl, including the current BCS bowls … to survive.” But Swofford faces a hardening coalition of teams, fans, and pols—including the president—who believe the system is unfair.