Argument: Fan turnout would be equally strong for college football playoffs
Harvey Starin. "There is nothing wrong with college football playoffs." Sun Sentinel. January 7, 2010: "Oeters suggests one of the "major problems" with a playoff system is that fans will only come to the game one day instead of several, as they do now for the Orange Bowl festivities. Huh? Would anyone really expect that rabid college fans would spend more time in South Florida at a meaningless Orange Bowl game than they would if the game actually had real national championship implications? Of course not. [...] A smart Orange Bowl Committee could still have all the pomp and pageantry that Oeters cherishes and offer fans a real reason to travel here in the winter, instead of a made-up, meaningless bowl game that means nothing except to the alumni of the playing teams."