Argument: Co-opting bowls into playoffs would be unsuccessful
Chuck Klosterman. "No college football playoff, please." ESPN. January 2, 2007: "I realize playoff proponents always say these games still could exist if the eight best teams were bracketed into a championship pool. But it wouldn't be the same. Somehow, these minor bowls would start to seem like the NIT tournament (which I never watch). If these games lack credibility as things currently stand, I can't imagine how they would feel to audiences if they essentially became exhibitions."