While most fans are celebrating the official announcement of a four-team playoff, keep in mind that college football remains firmly in the control of a cartel that cares more about protecting its own profits than fairly and equitably maximizing revenues for the benefit of all.
Shortly after he was elected, President Obama said of a college football playoff, "I'm going to throw my weight around a little bit. I think it's the right thing to do." Well, what better time than now?
Countless films have explored the inherent drama and heroic quality of organized sports in general, and football in particular. In fact, Hollywood has turned the feel-good sports movie into a tried-and-true formula.