playoffs en Football Fans Say Farewell To The Bowl Championship Series Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer. And it's time for sports.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>WERTHEIMER: College football fans are saying goodbye forever to the bowl championship series, and as NFL playoffs skip a kickoff today, wild card weather could be a game changer. For more, I'm joined by NPR's sports correspondent, Tom Goldman. Good morning, Tom.<p>TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Happy New Year to you.<p>WERTHEIMER: Thank you very much. And you as well. Sat, 04 Jan 2014 13:19:00 +0000 editor 20875 at Picking The Gridiron Contenders Next season, there will be a new playoff system for big time college football.<p>A committee, which includes former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, will select the four teams that will play in the semifinals ahead of the championship game.<p>That system will replace the <a href="" target="_blank">Bowl Championship Series</a> which has, until now, determined which college teams play for the national championship.<p><strong>John Bacon, </strong>a journalist who has written about college football, tells <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Here Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:04:12 +0000 editor 17563 at Picking The Gridiron Contenders