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Jun172009

BCS Quotable

AKA Senator Orrin Hatch is an idiot

From Get The Picture's latest reaction to the bumbling idiocy that is Senator Orrin Hatch's crusade against the BCS

No, the BCS doesn’t create the disadvantages; it merely amplifies them. The BCS isn’t the reason San Diego State can’t get a stadium lease signed and it isn’t the cause as to why the WAC doesn’t have the same TV contract the SEC does. In college football, the money flows where the attention goes.

If we want actual "fairness" in the upper division of college football, schedules need to be relatively even which means that the number of teams need to be reduced from the current 119 or 120 to something like 30-40 with everyone in equal-number divisions playing round-robin conference schedules.  Even then a playoff built around single-elimination games would still be a tragic mess (take a lesson from every other playoff that isn't the NFL's or lower-division football, go to at least double elimination, better yet best of three between teams).

Of course nobody actually wants that to happen because that'd be the end of the bulk of teams in first division football and would end college football as we know it, which by the way has never been more popular in spite of all this hand wringing about the BCS.

Come on people, think about the issues for once and just enjoy the show, college football is wildly unique and enjoyable.  In the end I think in most of our hearts we don't want true finality, as my friend Heisman Pundit's said many times the game is like a never-ending Constitutional Convention.  Its the back and forth and discussion that has such great appeal in addition to the product on the field.

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Reader Comments (2)

Really good points, but people always look to blame someone as fast as they can.
June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJay
Is anyone paying attention to Duke? Because their getting a massive BCS payout every year, whether or not they win a single conference game.

Why can't BCS defenders understand that non-cartel schools aren't complaining about the big boys. Boise, BYU, Utah, TCU etc aren't claiming to be USC or calling it unfair that Florida grosses a lot of revenue. But how many bottom feeders that couldn't last ten seconds on the field against those teams make millions every year from the revenue-sharing graft-machine gray train?

That's the issue. Who's talking about that?
July 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSam

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