Here's a great article at msnbc.com about the college football bowl system.
The writer made one point that I had thought about this past week.
There are 117 Division 1-A teams.
56 of them are going to bowl games.
That means 47.86% of the teams play in a bowl.
That stat alone tells you both why the bowls need to go and precisely why it is highly unlikely that they ever will.
It also illustrates why most opposition to Playoffs is silly.
Lets say we instituted a 16 team playoff. That would still leave 20 possible bowls to exist if they wanted. And the matchups they would get wouldn't be any less intriguing than under the current system.
It's time for a Division 1-A Football Playoff.