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Is a playoff a pipe dream?
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After Barack Obama was elected President he wanted to weigh in on college football's bowl system.Obama stressed the need for a playoff in college football so the games were decided on the field and not in some jaded computerized Bowl Championship Series formula. As a college football fan, I have always wondered how much buzz and excitement a playoff format could bring.The NCAA college basketball tournament brings March Madness to a new level with all the marketing of office pools. Implementing an eight- or 16-team playoff in college football could be a marketing firm's dream. That's why I had to ask Barry Alvarez, the University of Wisconsin Athletics Director and Bret Bielema, the UW football coach their feelings on a playoff system at Monroe Badger Days last week. Alvarez was adamant and rejected the idea of a playoff system.

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