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Another college football bowl season is upon us, and once again we're reminded that the method for selecting a so-called national champion is contrived, revenue-driven and blatantly unfair. In short, it's hogwash.

Every year, evidence mounts that the glitzy, yet highly restrictive Bowl Championship Series (BCS) monopolizes collegiate football in ways that are noticeably un-American.

Last year, of course, it was Utah that so magnificently upset the proverbial apple cart by trouncing Alabama. This year, unbeatens TCU and Boise State are in the mix. Unfortunately, the BCS gurus in their protectionist wisdom have those two quality undefeated teams facing each other, presumably to avoid the embarrassment of having other BCS teams experience what happened to Alabama last year. The fact the six-conference BCS can continue to snooker people into believing they are legitimate reaffirms the gullibility of the masses and the omnipotence of money.

KSL believes 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. So, we'll keep pulling for BCS busters like TCU and Boise State. In fact, this year, the winner of their game, in our view, will have as much claim to a national title as any of the overrated BCS schools.

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