Death to the BCS: Totally Revised and Updated

The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series

Dan Wetzel and Others
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Publisher Description

With all-new reporting, a completely revised and updated second edition of the bestseller that takes down the Great Satan of college sports: the Bowl Championship Series (BCS).
Every college sport picks its champion by a postseason tournament, except for one: Divsiion I-A football. Instead of a tournament, fans are subjected to the Bowl Championship Series, an arcane mix of polling and mathematical rankings that results in just two teams playing for the championship. It is, without a doubt, the most hated institution in all of sports. A recent Sports Illustrated poll found that more than 90% of sports fans oppose the BCS, yet this system has remained in place for more than a decade.

Building upon top-notch investigative reporting, Wetzel, Peter, and Passan at last reveal the truth about this monstrous entity and offer a simple solution for fixing it. Death to the BCS: Totally Revised and Updated is brought up to date to cover the 2010-2011 season, listing which teams were screwed by the BCS (such as TCU), how much money college football left on the table by not having a playoff (based on 2011 tax filings), and how the calls for the abolition of the BCS grew even louder this past year. The book also includes findings from interviews with power players, as well as research into federal tax records, congressional testimony, and private contracts. The first book to lay out the unseemly inner workings of the BCS in full detail, Death to the BCS is a rousing manifesto for bringing fairness back to one of our most beloved sports.

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2011
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
845.3
KB

Customer Reviews

Jefflac ,

Playoff bound!

Death to the BCS is an eye opening masterpiece. If you are a die hard college football fan, you have to read this book. As a WVU fan, I can only dream of a December playoff game at Mountaineer Field.

I stress dream, because without a playoff, I will never get to experience the great home field advantage that a night game in Morgantown would bring.

Join the Playoff PAC today and help bring down the Cartel and it's opposition to a true d-1 playoff.

acdmd ,

Absolutely Eye-Opening

The end of the BCS is coming and none too soon. Anytime something "artificial" is attempted and passed off as "real", then it is doomed to fail eventully! Thanks Mr Wetzel for a great book. May we soon be able to remove the word "Mythical" from "National Championship"!!!

legolas60 ,

NCAA IS CORRUPT

This book opened my eyes to how corrupt not only the BCS is. But the NCAA as a whole. It was never about the students, titles, it really is about money and national television coverage. Than the school institutions invest millions for commercial on their prestigious schools. It's as if the NCAA has made a cartel outta collegiate sports.

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