The alternative is a playoff system that would give more of the top teams a chance to be named the NCAA football national champion. A playoff system would give the NCAA Division I football postseason a little more than twenty meaningless bowl games and a national championship game to wrap up the season, but to get to that I should first explain how the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) formula works to determine the top twenty-five teams in the nation. First there are eight computers that are used in the BCS computer system today to determine this part of the ranking system. Out of the eight computers only the seven highest rankings are used for one team, then the seven rankings (worst ranking dropped) are averaged out respectively. All of these computer rankings are determined through eight newspapers and sports specialists.
The First Super Bowl Many football fans may not know that the first super bowl in 1967, was not officially named Super Bowl I. The third super bowl game, played in 1969, became the first officially titled “Super Bowl” game. In the previous two years the championship game was titled “AFL-NFL World Championship Game”. (Packers Beat) Many fans would ultimately agree that the title “Super Bowl” is a much more riveting name to the game then its previous title. During the middle 60’s, the game had grown to such a high level of competition between players and fans of both the National Football League and the American Football League there was talk of a merger.
It is also thirty feet high. The NFL pre-season consists of four games in four weeks. Primarily, the pre-season is for the rookies who were most recently drafted to showcase their talent and make a name for themselves. The regular season consists of sixteen games in seventeen weeks. There are seventeen weeks because each team in the NFL is given a bye week.
From there, it slowly started to spread across the east coast first around 1875 and the players on the field decreased to fifteen (Ours). By the end this, the National College Athletic Association was formed around the 1990s (Ours). In 1998, the Bowl Championship Series was created for the top two BCS college teams against one another in a N... ... middle of paper ... ...e football teams, to replace the Bowl Championship games with a playoff system, as like NFL. To take into consideration of the fact that having a playoff system would triple the amount of money from BCS. In both ways, everyone wins.
The demand for football has become so popular, that during televised games companies will pay millions of dollars for thirty seconds of commercial advertisement space. Stadiums now hold tens of thousands of people. At the University of Michigan, their stadium seats more than 100,000 people. Stadiums are now built with retractable roofs and instant replay at each seat. Several indoor football leagues have started all over the country, where they play with walls and 50 yards.
This year out of all of the members that were voted on, the most surprising vote was Ray Guy, Punter for the Raiders from 1973 to 1986. This was the first year that a Punter had ever made it into the Hall of Fame. He punted the ball 1049 times for 44,493 yards, leading the NFL in multiple records. The NFL is filled with young talent, brilliant veterans, and recognized franchises, and I’ve told about the privileges of making it to the Pro Bowl, the excellence of making it to the Super Bowl, and the honors of making it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The NFL is one of the most recognized sports in America, and its popularity never seems to disappear.
The audience and fans can make or break a team in the National Football League, also known as the NFL, or in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, also known as NCAA. On average, the number of ticket sales a NFL team produces depends on how many games the team won that season. For example, in the 2012 season the Jacksonville Jaguars won two out of the sixteen regular season games, and by the middle of the season ticket prices and sales plummeted. On the other hand, collegiate football audiences do not follow this rule. The stadiums of the division one through three football teams are always filled with supportive college students, alumni, and family.
Some coaches like George Woodruff only coached 1 season at the University of Illinois (“College” para. 11). Other coaches led the team to many victories though like Pete Elliott did in 1963 (“College” para. 3). Football Players There were many great football players for the University of Illinois.
Now imagine all 60 players on a college football team received a 40,000 dollar scholarship. The totals start to add up big time. Scholarships typically include the for the room, utilities, and any required books. Around 10 to 13 million dollars that a major college like Alabama generates is used on at... ... middle of paper ... ...d: “As long as I’m president of the NCAA, we will not pay student-athletes to play sports. We are providing athletes with world-class education and world-class opportunities.