courtesy Rivals.Yahoo.com

After being part of the internet explosion of cash, Mark Cuban turned that success into the dream of kids world-wide:  he bought a professional sports team.  Now he’s got so much money that he’s seeking new and fun ways to spend it.  He tried to buy the Chicago Cubs, but that didn’t work out.  Reports also link him to an attempted purchase of the Texas Rangers, but now he’s 0-2 with two strikeouts in the MLB.

Changing his focus, Mark Cuban is now undertaking efforts to try a different venture in big money sports:  He’s trying to help institute playoffs for college football.

He’s currently in the first stages of discussions with various conferences and schools, but he apparently believes he found a way whereby the current system using the BCS rankings can be changed to help give fans what they want to see: an elimination style tournament through which a definitive National Champion can be crowned.

So as to give credit where it’s due, here’s a link to the article about Mark Cuban’s attempts, as originally presented by Yahoo.com.

I will continue to be in favor of a playoff system for NCAA Football which results in a National Championship.  Will Cuban’s approach work?  I’m not sure, but I’m glad to see that he’s making efforts to ensure that whatever he might be able to do to fix this BCS blight.