although i definitely think it would be great if the mwc is able to get a bigger
piece of the financial pie, i think those who are completely set on a playoff
are going to be disappointed if we ever get one. college football has the most
exciting regular season in all of sports - better than the nfl, nba, college
basketball, etc. Sure march madness is great for 3 weeks, but the regular
season of basketball suffers for it and is far less exciting than the regular
season of football. although considering the regular season is only 12 games and
there are around 120 teams, and most of the big schools nowadays ducking tough
competition in non-conference games, it is a little silly to think that a true
champion can be determined with only one postseason game.
ha ha, good one there Dick. If you really think the BCS big boys are nervous, I
have some property I would like to sell you. They could careless. NOTHING is
going to change NOTHING. Well, maybe the fact that all of us need to accept that
The pressure has to continue. Where is Obama on this? A senator asked for his
help!Seriously, playoff is the only true way to name a champion. 16
teams all leaving it on the field will finally give all teams a fairer chance.
homelessness, a war, addiction, schools that can't afford books, oh and most
important...fix college football. how about the politicians fix some real
problems in our country and then worry about football.
Agreed. Nothing will change unless other conferences prove they can hang with
the big boys. The truth is that at this point those schools are getting the big
bucks because they earn the big bucks. This is a business.I find it
very interesting that most of the people that want less government involvement
in private business are the same ones that want the government to step in and do
a massive "redistribution of wealth" in the college sports world.Our
best chance to play for championships is to have the MWC keep doing well and
become a BCS conference. Adding Boise State would go a long way to
accomplishing that.Imagine if you had the following conference:Utah, TCU, BYU, Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada, Air Force, Colorado
State.People would have to start paying attention.
They could careless? Could they care less or could they not care less?The govenrment shouldn't care about sports entertainment... except when it
deprives certain publicly funded schools the chance to compete for hundreds of
millions of dollars! I think there is an anti-trust case there. As a tax payer
who helps to fund higher education, I want to make sure my local schools share
in the revenue. I don't think a playof system would work though.
I think a playoff is inevitable. I don't know when but it will come. Too many
dissapointing finishes. A 16 team playoff with all conference champions invited
with 8 at large would generate more money and excitement than what we have now.
You could keep enough bowls around for teams that qualify. Conference
championships would become more meaningful and the focus would come back to
conferences which would intensify regional rivalries. A few of the
big bowls might loose money but there would be more money to go around. The BCS
conferences would get more money than they do now along with the smaller
conferences. We will see a playoff - hopefully sooner than later.
Congress has been getting involved in a lot of people's business lately, why not
have an anti-trust investigation on something that people care about? Congress
carries a big stick. Why should the BCS be above the law?
TCU is playing against UNLV's band? Well, I think the band's chances of beating
TCU is every bit as good as the football team's. Sorry, UNLV.Incidentally, it was interesting watching security confiscate BCS-related
signs at ESPN's College Game Day broadcast in Provo.
really?! you give unlv that big of a chance?
President Obama watched a NCAA football game and has been awarded the Heisman
Trophy!But seriously, the problem with a playoff is the
mid-conference teams don't generally have the rankings high enough to make a
playoff. This year would be the exception (TCU, Boise St.)
Puppets. Holtz replaced Trev because he wouldn't be a puppet. That's the worst
show in college football.
ESPN had better be careful. They stand to profit big time from college football
playoff if they play their cards right, so they'd better start preparing for the
inevitable. A college playoff WILL happen. It's just a matter of when. If ESPN
keeps talking it down, it will hurt them when they go to the negotiating table
to try and get their piece of the pie.
It's beyond me how the BCS is allowed to exist. It is so illegal and corrupt.
Where is the leader with the guts to finally stand up to it?
Folks, no one is hoping that federal bureaucrats will run a college football
playoff. But why not have them knock the BCS down if they're the only ones who
can? Especially when there's so much money involved for our universities, it's
okay for them to apply pressure...
It's about time some group broke through. Good for the boys at Playoff PAC...
Their days are numbered. Just need to apply the right pressure. Let's do it.
The only way to force a playoff in College Football is for a unified effort
between fans and colleges, not poiticians. How many times do you think USC,
Alabama, Texas, Utah and Boise State are going to sit back and get left out
before coming together (with their fans) agains the BCS? The BCS will mess up
again this year... and not just with the non-bcs, they will leave out some of