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Published: Monday, May 24 2010 10:11 p.m. MDT

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Utes 31 Tide 17

Hatch has been all talk, and it doesn't look like Shurtleff is going to be able to persuade the Justice Department to do anything. And Obama's statement to "throw his weight around" on the issue looks like just another empty campaign promise.

And frankly, as long as Utah goes to the Pac-10 or the MWC gets a bid, I could care less.

Buster

I say give it to an Attorney like Fox. This guy smells blood, and he's not doing it to posture.

Disco Vega

Obama throwing his weight around?..give me a break, an empty suit doesn't weight much...just like Affirmative Action...the BCS is a sham, discriminating agaist those who work hard, play by the rules and screwing anyone who dares to "get in the way"...and oh ya, we'll throw you a bone now and then to show how compassinate we are.

Big_Ben

I am glad that more and more people are getting on the bandwagon with this. This whole system is a joke. I cant believe anyone can actually talk about it with a straight face. Does anyone listen to the zone? Hancock was on with M&G and it was a disgrace. He couldnt answer any of their questions. But hey, as long as the funny is coming in he doesnt care.

DEW Cougars

those NQ kids are getting all the attention when comes to NFL where a lot of those AQ players who may be blue chippers get some attention. So, it doesn't matter any more about bcs jokers. Big TV Media are part of bcs system. Anyway I am getting ready to go fishing to relax.

Bubble

I agree the system is unfair but aren't you all the same people that scream about free market values and let the market decide?

Big_Ben

Bubble, thats exactly what we want, the free market to decide, not prop others up at the expense of others. I fail to see your point.

Brian T

The NCAA could solve all this by organizing a playoff, could they not? The NCAA should be the organization responsible for naming a champion, just as it does in other sports (not the BCS). Why doesn't it just say "We will recognize the champion as the winner of our playoff, not the BCS champion." They could then partner with certain bowls for the playoff games if desired. There is no reason the BCS should be running the show. They are not the NCAA. I know it all comes down to one thing: money. But, why is the NCAA allowing a private entity, the BCS, to name it's champion for football? I am a fan of the Wetzel plan (google it). It is the only completely inclusive and fair plan I've seen.

TheHailstorm

I have always thought that if all of the non-BCS schools refused to play a AQ opponent and turned down the offer , then have their own bowl series playoff, the sponsors of the bowl games that were not filled would really put the squeeze on the BCS.
Just gather together all of the non AQ schools and boycott the bowl games that have an AQ school as an opponent.

The sponsors of the games would come unglued as there would be bowl game vacancies , or filled in by a 5 win team.
It would only be one year and the sponsors would be ripping the lips off of the AD's in the AQ schools. They would have a year of bowl games where nobody came because here wasn't enough teams qualified to play from the dregs of the 6 AQ schools.
No sponsors , no $$$ and perhaps even more interest in the non-AQ schools play-off.
We could play our games indoors from places like Boise and not have to tread out onto the frozen Tundra.
One year of boycotting the BCS games and there would be no Fiesta, no Sugar coating, wilted roses, etc. !

TheHailstorm

I have always thought that if all of the non-BCS schools refused to play a AQ opponent and turned down the offer , then have their own bowl series playoff, the sponsors of the bowl games that were not filled would really put the squeeze on the BCS.
Just gather together all of the non AQ schools and boycott the bowl games that have an AQ school as an opponent.

The sponsors of the games would come unglued as there would be bowl game vacancies , or filled in by a 5 win team.
It would only be one year and the sponsors would be ripping the lips off of the AD's in the AQ schools. They would have a year of bowl games where nobody came because here wasn't enough teams qualified to play from the dregs of the 6 AQ schools.
No sponsors , no $$$ and perhaps even more interest in the non-AQ schools play-off.
We could play our games indoors from places like Boise and not have to tread out onto the frozen Tundra.
One year of boycotting the BCS games and there would be no Fiesta, no Sugar coating, wilted roses, etc. !

ersorenson

So is membership in private clubs. Get over yourselves and grow up. It doesn't matter. It is just entertainment if you will allow yourselves to be entertained instead of tying you lives to some college athletes who care nothing about you, Utah, or the BCS.

BigSkies

For those of you arguing about how BSU stacks up or would have stacked up against BCS competition, you just don't get it. You're completely stuck on an endless cycle of coulda, shoulda, woulda arguements.

The bottom line is that nobody will EVER know who is truly deserving of championship credentials until a playoff system is instituted.

Until then, please give it up and admit that the current system is inherently rigged and unfair to non-BCS schools and conferences.

Go Big Blue!!!

Yes Big Skies. They system is rigged. The BCS schools get bigger tv contracts, more top recruits, the biggest alumni fan bases, play in bigger stadiums, have larger endowment trust funds, draw higher tv ratings, hire highest profile coaches, and as a general rule play better football.

GJ

Go Big Blue,
Exactly, Vanderbilt, Duke, Iowa State, Washington State, Syracuse,and Indiana are all head and shoulders above anything non-automatic qualifying conferences can produce.

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