The first championship game in college football’s new four-team playoff is going to be played in Arlington, Texas, because
it’s a site imbued with so much tradition Jerry Jones is willing to outbid one and all for the privilege of playing host. (“Because Cowboys Stadium, which hosts the AT&T Cotton Bowl, is such an overwhelming favorite for the inaugural championship, several communities opted not to bid, sources said.”)
When it comes to college football, money is the only tradition that matters these days. I give the whole farce of a bid process five years before they decide to make Arlington the permanent home of the title game. On the bright side, that’ll give Bill Hancock another opportunity to assure us about how high quality the whole thing is.