Jan 5, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) prepares to throw the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: I think the BCS is an absolute joke

You can count Green Bay Packers All-Pro QB Aaron Rodgers out of the party that will be missing the BCS era of college football now that it’s gone

Once the Florida State Seminoles and the Auburn Tigers were finished with their instant-classic National Championship Game on Monday night, it was official that the BCS is now complete and next season will ring in the College Football Playoff era.

While there were a lot of people actually reminiscing and expressing a bit of displeasure that the system is now defunct, Rodgers was certainly not one of them.

During his weekly radio show, the former Cal signal caller went off on the system, as well as pointing out that he believes the playoff system–which currently sits at four teams–should be expanded to 16.

“I think the BCS is (an) absolute joke,” Rodgers said during his weekly radio show with ESPN Wisconsin on Tuesday.


“And the fact that they think they rectified it with four teams is a joke, as well,” added Rodgers, referencing the new four-team playoff that will begin this season. Rodgers said a 16-team field would be the best way to determine a true national champion.

Now, there is a backstory as to why Rodgers has a huge beef with the BCS.

Back in 2004, he and his Cal team were one of the best in the nation. They were fourth in the country and were seen as really the only legitimate threat to the USC dynasty.

With USC heading off to play for the national title, that should have meant that Cal would take their spot in the Rose Bowl, however the system chose the Texas Longhorns instead, from the Big 12 Conference, which had not traditional ties to the Rose Bowl like the Pac-12 did.

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