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Speaking to the CFP, I’m probably very much in the minority, but I actually liked the old school pre-BCS bowl system and I’m a thirty-something year old, not some 80 year old grumpy old fart. I grew up watching college football basically since I was in the womb. I didn’t feel the need for a consensus champion, and I thought the off season drama, arguments, and split championships were part of the charm. It incentivized good OOC matchups to make the case that your conference was superior, instead of just avoiding losses. I liked the conference tie-ins to their traditional bowls. I liked how each bowl game was meaningful to whoever played in it and how it didn’t turn the small school bowls into leftover garbage. As it stands now, the Rose Bowl I grew up with no longer exists and holds no sentimental value anymore. I’m a realist, and I know that’s never going to happen, so if I can’t have that, I’d rather have the FCS playoff system and blow up the bowl system and be done with it.

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