And he's right:
President-elect Barack Obama held a news conference today to announce his picks to lead the CIA (Leon Panetta) and to be Director of National Intelligence (Dennis Blair). He also talked about the latest unemployment report and called for urgent action on the stimulus plan he talked about yesterday.The BCS is a disgrace. The fact that an undefeated team like the Utah Utes can beat a team that was ranked No. 1 for most of the season and not get a chance for the national championship proves what a joke the BCS is. And Obama isn't just speaking in the minority here. The media has been pining for a playoff system for years, so have the players, so have the fans--it's the only fair way to determine a true champion. It's what every single other sport does. But simple logic is being held back by a few college presidents who are more concerned about silly tradition concerning 50 different bowl games that nobody remembers who won a year later.
But he might receive the most attention for what he said about the Bowl Championship Series when asked about Florida's win over Oklahoma last night.
As he has done before on ESPN and on 60 Minutes, the president-elect reiterated his call for a playoff to decide the national college football champion. "If I'm Utah, or if I'm USC or if I'm Texas, I may still have some quibbles," he said. "That's why we need a playoff."