Top 10 Cliches For/Against The BCS
10. Even Obama Supports A Playoff
Posted On 05.17, 2013

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It's one of two new arguments (the other is #9 on our list) in the BCS controversy that might not be a cliché yet, but certainly will be soon: Even Barack Obama supports a playoff.

Obama argued in an election-eve interview with ESPN, then again on CBS after being elected, that college football needed to move to an eight-team playoff. With that, sportswriters have had an excuse to hash and rehash their hatred of the BCS, all the while showing their support for the President-Elect...

  -- Michael Wilbon, Washington Post, Nov. 19, 2008: "Suddenly, the conference commissioners and college presidents are having to defend their indefensible positions and explain why the championships of every team sport in every division, except big-time football, are settled through playoffs. Of course, it's great to see them squirm. This isn't a sportswriter making the suggestion; it's the newly elected president of the United States, for crying out loud."

-- Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel, Nov. 18, 2008: "His presidency has yet to start and he's already turned the sports realm into a blue state. Just as promised during the election, he is concentrating on the problems at home rather than abroad.

Who knows if President-elect Barack Obama will someday blow up Iran, but the good news today is this: He wants to blow up the BCS."

-- William Rhoden, New York Times, Dec. 6, 2008 -- "Obama doesn’t strike me as one who pulls ideas out of the air. I suspect that if he decides to follow up on his lighthearted threat to “throw my weight around,” ... those who favor the current bowl system may not be smiling much longer."

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