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Charles P. Pierce Biography
||Sportswriter and journalist
||Con to the question "Should College Football Replace the Bowl Championship Series (BCS)
with a Playoff System?"
"The Real Problem with the BCS," Esquire, Jan. 8, 2010
"The [2010 National Championship] game presented a number of very good arguments in favor of the bowl system and against the idea of a playoff 'tournament,' most of which center on the fact that playing only one postseason game is immeasurably better than playing two or three of them...
Playoff football is cautious football... Because, under the present system, every postseason game except for the last one is contested only for bragging rights, and because winning is more fun than losing, coaches tend to play wide-open, relaxed football."
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||Writer, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, 2002-present
Regular panelist, National Public Radio's (NPR) game show, Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me, 1998-present
Writer-at-large, Esquire, 1997-present
Contributor, New York Times Magazine, LA Times Magazine, Nation, Atlantic, American Prospect, Slate, and Chicago Tribune
Weekly guest, NPR's sports program, Only A Game
Recipient, National Headliners Award, 2004
Former feature writer and columnist, The National
Former sports columnist, Boston Herald
Former writer, Worcester Magazine and Boston Phoenix
||Attended graduate program, Boston College
BA, Journalism, Marquette University, 1975
||Born December 28, 1953 in Worcester, MA