Published: Saturday, Jan. 14 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
I will tell you what is a crock--the idea that there must be a national
champion. What is the infatuation with "one left standing"? Why is
it important to know who is the "best"? College football is a bunch
of kids playing a sport while trying to get an education. For 99% of those
kids, their education will take them much further in life than their sport will.
Most universities play sports within a conference. Each conference crowns a
champion. Fine, all is well and done. The bowl game should be a perk for a job
well done. Each bowl game should stand alone--get the teams they can(through
negotiation) and make the money they can(also through negotiation).
I agree with Opinion. As we have just seen this past season, we must have 2 out
of 3 or 3 out of 5 to really find out who is #1. Maybe do away with baseball
season and run football year round.
BCS university presidents are less concerned with a legitimate national
championship than they are about receiving money and maintaining the current
monopoly. Ask a PAC-12 school in the lower half what their likelihood of a NC is
in the next decade and they will confess it is nil. Ask them if they want to
receive a smaller slice of the BCS monopoly's funds by opening up the process.
"...Honest..."?Anytime you combine money (unfettered
greed) and people (willing to sell their soul), Diogenes becomes a part of the
conversation...And we all know how that turned out for him.
The TYGA reference to Diogenes is a bit of a stretch and I would bet not
everyone even knows who was, but I see where he is going with it. Money seems to
equal power in sports and we all know that power corrupts. And so I also agree
with Cougarista.On the other hand, a true play-off system would be
virtually impossible to implement, so I can see the dilemma. I just see the BCS
as being totally monopolistic for the powers-that-be.
To be fair the profits should be distributed to the players and students. This
is college football, where do the millions go?
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