Who cares? Slate published my instant "Sports Nut" column on the logical flaw underlying the debate over college football's Bowl Championship Series: People think they need to pick the two (presumed) best teams for the national championship game.
Shorter Slate: "Playoff systems are designed to determine, in a fair manner, which is the single best team in a particular sport. Their purpose is not to pit the two finest teams against each other in a season-ending game. The Yankees and Red Sox do not play annually in the World Series. The Indianapolis Colts will never be given a chance to play the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl."
Recycled BCS complaining: A College Football Playoff That Works.