When the full college football bowl schedule was announced on Sunday night, I started staring at my television and thought about why we need all of those 6-6 teams in a bowl game. There are simply too many bowl games and too many mediocre teams that are in those games. It is time to reduce the number of bowl games from 35 down to 25 and stop any 6-6 team from making a bowl game unless they win a conference title.
We all see the BCS games and teams that are undefeated or have just one loss in most years and then see those games that feature two 6-6 teams against each other. ESPN would disagree with me I’m sure because no matter how bad these teams are, the ratings for the games are through the roof. It is just not necessary for the rest of us to suffer through these games. I think a rule needs to be put in that you must be at least 7-5 to make a bowl game.
I also think that those bowl games could be part of an extended playoff at some point but for now, I will focus on just getting all those .500 teams out of bowl teams. Has there been a successful .500 team coming into the playoffs in other sports? I can’t think of one off the top of my head. How about we just get rid of those bowl games in the middle of December and focus on playing as many as possible near New Year’s Day and save the mediocre.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.