Tuesday's announcement that big-time college football would institute a four-team playoff beginning in 2014 was met mostly with cheers. But not everybody was celebrating the death of the Bowl Championship Series. Here is a sampling of opinions from around the country.
Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! The BCS finally has a stake driven through its heart, but bowl games and big bucks still reign.
Tom Shatel, Omaha World-Herald: Tuesday was all about the old guard going away.
Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports.com: Playoff criticism isn't a popular topic at the moment, but the little players have to wonder if they'll ever matter again.
David Teel, Newport News Daily Press: A playoff is something even Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Sonia Sotomayor could agree on.
Bryan Burwell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: It was a great day for people who hate the BCS.
Mike Herndon, Mobile Press-Register: The death of the BCS ensures there won't be another 2004 Auburn. Or does it?