By John Witzke
There was much celebration late last month in college football. A supposed cure had been found for what ails the sport.
In 2014, the Bowl Championship Series is being unceremoniously ushered out, much to the delight of millions. Replacing it will be the long-awaited playoff, which will consist of four teams chosen by a selection committee.
That's where the problems begin.
Unfortunately, we all know the reality of the situation. It's only a matter of time before four is expanded to eight and eight is expanded to 16. The TV networks, flashing the almighty dollar, will eventually get their way. They always do.
It's going to be sad — almost tragic, actually — to watch the one-time Greatest Regular Season In All Of Sports being reduced to a March Madness format.
The hardcore fans like you and I will still be there every glorious Saturday in the fall, but the casual majority will be gone until the playoff rolls around.
Then the masses will show up in late December or early January and fill out their brackets while pretending they gave a damn about the regular season.