I give the guy credit for trying to come up with creative ways to have a playoff without calling it a playoff.
However, the fact that the braintrust at SI chose to use a photo of Cousins with this caption:
"Kirk Cousins and Michigan State could have improved their BCS chances last season by playing in an additional late-season game."
is completely laughable. How does this strengthen or support in any way the argument for Cuban's idea?
The caption would be more appropriate as:
"Under Cuban's plan, this guy would have led his hapless and over-rated team into a beating by someone other than Alabama. That would have at least saved them some embarrasment - maybe."