Some random thoughts about the world of sports as we move from 2011 to 2012:
• Bowl mania
For a long time, I have been a proponent of scrapping NCAA Division I’s bowl “system” in favor of a national playoff.
Every other major sport has a playoff tournament to decide its national champion, and the argument that it would drag out the football season too long is a feeble one. The Division I-AA and II and III football teams hold playoffs every season with no discernible problems.