Change in the Bowls: 2014-2015
As most of us know, in College Football there many bowl games. To be exact there are 35. The majority of the bowls aren’t important but there are 5 that may ring a bell. The Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Bowl Championship Series are the most important ones today. The biggest news of all is that the officials are changing the name of the BCS to The College Football Playoffs.The BCS is a five-game showcase of college football. It is designed to ensure that the two top-rated teams in the country meet in the national championship game, and to create exciting and competitive matchups among eight other highly regarded teams in four other bowl games. “The Associated Press said the new four-team playoff will be starting after the 2014 regular season will be called the College Football Playoff…” They also will choose the remaining three sites for the six-bowl semifinal rotation in the new system, along with the site of the first championship game to be held Jan. 12, 2015. So far they have chosen 3 semifinal spots and those will be the Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, and the Rose Bowl. Four other bowls have bid for the final three spots. The clear front-runners are the Cotton, Chick-fil-A and Fiesta. The Holiday Bowl in San Diego also put in a bid, but even its organizers have acknowledged they are a long shot at best to land the game.
With all these changes, AP Source is talking about more changes to the committee. Bob Bowlsby thinks that the new people that will be on the committee will have a different agenda and be similar to the one that picks the teams for the NCAA basketball tournament, made up of conference commissioners and athletic directors. They need to be able to monitor all the members on the committee with the tools it takes to see the difference between lines on the field, teams, players, and the actual game of football. Bowlsby said, “You can’t just say we like blue uniforms and not gold uniforms. You’ve got to arm the committee with the tools that it takes to do their job.”
It looks like there will be a lot of change in our future and sometimes change is not such a bad thing. How much this will change the actual game, I’d say not very much. The sport of football is an American favorite and will be watched by many whether things stay the same or change all together. Although I love Pro Football, I think College Ball is way better. The spirit you hold for your all amateur or if you are there now is undeniable and the fans of college ball are the ones that bring that excitement. Either way football is a sport our world cannot live without. Hopefully all these changes only make the sport better, if possible, and show us why we love sports to begin with; the fact that it unites people who wouldn’t normally interact and the feelings we get knowing that anything can happen in a matter of seconds.