I having a hard time deciding which of these two columns are dumber – help me out here.
- In this corner, you’ve got John Feinstein, who’s decided that because John Junker is the “… new poster boy for college athletics, a man who absolutely defines what college athletics is truly all about…”, the bowl system needs to be blown up in its entirety and replaced with a playoff. A playoff which would still be controlled by the same corrupt/incompetent bastards who allowed Junker to flourish in the first place.
- And in this corner, you’ve got a proposal which time has certainly come: a players association for college athletes. Thinking of 17- and 18-year old kids organizing is amusing in and of itself – when I was 18, I could hardly get six friends to agree on where to go for dinner – but the idea that the players association would have any clout outside of its superstars is what really sells the deal. And as the article notes, those are the least likely to join.