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Did Hancock actually say, "Isn't that pretty good?" when referring to the BCS system? Since when did "pretty good" become good enough for a championship? There is no mythical champ in any other sport. I never want to see politicians get involved in sports, but I would make an exception here. Congress should legislate the creation of a major college football playoff system.
West Yarmouth, Mass.
Any system that gives more than two teams a chance to win a national championship is superior to the BCS. Undefeated Boise State deserved to play for a national title, and there is no way that a major-conference team like Cincinnati should run the table and not get a shot at the big game.
Drew Houck, Portland, Ind.
Why can't the bowls be used as the playoff games? I'll bet the GMAC Bowl would love to have Texas versus LSU in a game that mattered instead of two mid-majors. Would that eventually kill the bowls? Maybe, but why is the continued existence of the bowls a higher priority than determining a true champion? The BCS apologists want us to believe that just because a perfect system cannot be devised, we should stick with the grossly imperfect system we have now.
Jim Ogden, New Fairfield, Conn.
Time to Dance?
Thank you for giving Northwestern basketball a shout-out (POINT AFTER, Jan. 11). This team will definitely be dancing with the stars in March.
Jay Casady, Evanston, Ill.