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The playoff is not all about progress

Originally Published: May 23, 2014
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

The College Football Playoff may look like a Gulfstream jet, all modern and sleek and fast, but in the long view, it's one step past the horseless carriage. The playoff is Phase II, and let us pay respects to the late, sort of lamented BCS. Anyone old enough to remember the beginning years of the BCS should reach for the Zantac now and beat the rush.

The Organized Postseason is 17 years old, and if you ever were a 17-year-old, or the parent of one, you know what a hot mess that ...

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