A college football playoff system has for years had support from fans, many members of the media, and even many of those involved in major college football, usually the newcomers who were not part of the Bowl Championship Series.
Now a playoff may have its biggest backer yet -- someone with the financial might to make it happen.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told ESPNDallas.com that he is interested in creating and funding a playoff system rather than spend his time and money trying to acquire a baseball team.
His idea is based on a 12- or 16-team playoff. He would create a fund of $500 million that would pay schools regularly in exchange for a promise that if selected for the playoffs, they would commit to participating.
"It's an inefficient business where there's obviously a better way of doing it," Cuban said in ESPNDallas' story. "The only thing that's kept them from doing it is a lack of capital, which I can deal with. The one thing every college football fan wants you can probably create for less than it takes to buy a baseball team."
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