By: Julio Olmo
January 9, 2012,
Alabama beats LSU 20-0 and earns their 14th National Title in the School’s Tradition Rich History.
Pretty straight and forward information, right?
As defining dates and moments go, this is the game which changed the landscape of College Football for ever.
College Football always has been – and always will be – a sport, where big giant football programs enjoy favoritism and maneuvering on the BCS polls.
There will always be maneuvering and favoritism in the sport…
After this game the commissioners from eleven conferences and the presidents of twelve universities, took less than three hours to decide that the sport was ready for a Playoff Format.
The playoff format was established almost immediately after this game.
The old powers that be in the NCAA had refuse to join current times for years, but at the end of the day the new powers that be identify that these old school beliefs were holding the progress of College Football.
The College Football Playoff was born!
The traditionalists did hold on as long as they could back then, but the light they saw at the end of the tunnel during their opposition turned out to be the light of the oncoming train of progress.
There was gold behind the playoff format idea.
Although continue work has to be done in its’ expansion…it was a milestone move for College Football in 2012.
The new postseason format in which games are played during the post-Christmas break leading into the New Year’s title game has receive phenomenal accolades ever since.
The selection of the playoff teams will never eliminate the inevitable end-of-season arguments, but…
Like I said before…
There will always be maneuvering and favoritism in the College Football Playoff selection, after all…
It is College Football!
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