Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series

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Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series

Format:  Hardcover,

238 pages

Edition: 2011, Revised,

Publisher: Gotham Books

Publish Date: Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9781592406869

ISBN-10: 1592406866

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With all-new reporting, a completely revised and updated second edition of the bestseller that takes down the Great Satan of college sports: the Bowl Championship Series (BCS).

Every college sport picks its champion by a postseason tournament, except for one: Divsiion I-A football. Instead of a tournament, fans are subjected to the Bowl Championship Series, an arcane mix of polling and mathematical rankings that results in just two teams playing for the championship. It is, without a doubt, the most hated institution in all of sports. A recent "Sports Illustrated" poll found that more than 90% of sports fans oppose the BCS, yet this system has remained in place for more than a decade.

Building upon top-notch investigative reporting, Wetzel, Peter, and Passan at last reveal the truth about this monstrous entity and offer a simple solution for fixing it. "Death to the BCS: Totally Revised and Updated" is brought up to date to cover the 2010-2011 season, listing which teams were screwed by the BCS (such as TCU), how much money college football left on the table by not having a playoff (based on 2011 tax filings), and how the calls for the abolition of the BCS grew even louder this past year. The book also includes findings from interviews with power players, as well as research into federal tax records, congressional testimony, and private contracts. The first book to lay out the unseemly inner workings of the BCS in full detail, "Death to the BCS" is a rousing manifesto for bringing fairness back to one of our most beloved sports.


Publisher: Gotham Books
Publish Date: Oct 2011
ISBN-13: 9781592406869
ISBN-10: 1592406866
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 238
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.95
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.2

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