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The college football bowl season is about to get underway. 32 games, many of them involving teams with less than stellar records, are about to be played. Big deal!

Sure, we're proud the Utes and Cougs are going bowling. The way both teams played this year, they deserve the reward of post-season play. But other than a nice outing and a few incidental bragging rights, what do their games really mean?

Blame the scam called the Bowl Championship Series for turning college football's post season and alleged national championship into a maddening mess. If ever a year validated arguments for a legitimate college football playoff system, this one is it.

In KSL's view, the attraction of bowl games and the legitimacy of college football's national championship will only be restored once the BCS is scrapped and a valid playoff system takes its place.

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