This is so much garbage. To "Qualify" to be fed table scraps of the "Big
Conferences" the non-BCS teams must go well beyond that which BCS second level
teams must do to pay in paying bowl games. This is a lock out plain and simple
with the goal of building the coffers of the BCS conferences at the expense of
non-BCS conferences and college football in general.Congress should be
more involved in this monopoly.
Congress should leave the BCS bowl series alone.The bowls have a
rich tradition. The big bowl games were created by the big conferences. The
BCS conferences are just protecting the product they created. How
un-American is it for the have-nots to want the government to take away from the
haves? I guess it does fit in with the Obama hand-out administration.
Oh good grief, Big Blue. What a crock.
THe bcs can't even make a decent argument. He basically said, those losers
should be happy with what we give them. There is no champion without a playoff.
From little league to the pros, without a tournament, you don't know who the
best team is. If you want a poplularity contest (ie BCS) you should call it the
National Football Beauty Pageant.
This is such a load. So have the ACC and Big East "earned" the right to be AQ
Conferences? No, there is just more money in the markets they represent. BCS
will not change, the cartel money is too good. Utes and others will
just have to bust it again and maybe get invited to the table. Sad
state when the NCAA can't even crown their own champion anymore.
I can't believe all the screaming about discrimination being had in Arizona.
This is a far bigger example of direct discrimination if I have ever seen it.
I come from Pac-10 country and I still agree with the two senators. It's
The biggest crock was when the BSC put Boise against TCU last year, both would
have spanked any other team they would have played. My respect for Boise
though went way up as they beat TCU and TCU dominated severely the Mountain
West.I had expected TCU to win 44-7 or so
@Alberta Reader:You obviously didn't watch their Poinsettia Bowl
game the year before when TCU barely beat them... There's now love lost between
Senator Hatch, Please continual to do what ever is necessary to break-up the
BCS. The prosecute all of those from the NCAA who allowed this reign of thieves
to exist in the first place. Finally, just shoot the leaders of the BCS. The BCS
has ruined college sports. BCS teams get all of the best prospects.
I would agree with Hancock if the top 8 ranked schools played in the four major
bowls. But they don't. Some conferences get AQ bids, others have to rely on
the stars aligning. That is the definition of discrimination.
So I hate the BCS as much as anyone else, but, I think some of his points are
good ones.I think it's important to remember that the BCS is / was
an improvement over the previous system and that by and large it has generated a
heck of a lot of revenue for college football, of which Utah has gotten a small
taste. However, just because the BCS is better than the previous
system, doesn't mean it's the best system. And that's what we want, a true way
of determining a college football champion and revenue shared more equitably.
What do you expect the BCS guys to say. Just enforce anti-trust rules and open
the process. That's the only fair thing to do. What happened to the free
@Shawnm750I did watch the Poinsettia bowl you referred to. TCU won by one
point.I watch the MWC conference on my satellite each yr.I Like both
teams but this year I thought TCU would beat Boise.(like they won most games in
the MWC by 30 or more points) Boise really impressed me and they were shafted in
the final rankings in my opinion they did not get the credit they deserved
Good ole boy network.
@Shawnm750As I reread my post I can see how it came across as negative to
Boise State. Actually my intentions were not this at all. I have nothing but
praise for them and how they play. My point I was trying to make was the BSC did
the cowardly thing by putting the two BCS "crashers" together in the same game.
I felt either one could beat one of the teams from the AQ conferences. The
BCS did not want to take a chance and allow this to happen or it would have
weakened their(BCS) credibility
Call an apple, an apple. BCS is not a "national" anything because it requires
membership that is more restrictive than just within our nation's boundaries.
Call it what it is. Remember the "bowl alliance" or before that the "bowl
coalition" (synonyms include bowl union, bowl partnership, bowl merger). Since the "union" in 1992, the so-called national champs have been
Alabama (2), Florida State (2), Nebraska (3), Florida (3), Michigan, Tennessee,
Oklahoma, Miami, Ohio State, LSU (2), USC (2*), and Texas. 18 years
prior to 1992, Oklahoma (2), USC (2), Pitt, Notre Dame (2), Alabama (2),
Georgia, Clemson, Penn State (2), Miami (4), BYU, Oklahoma, Colorado, Georgia
Tech, Washington. 4 teams in the last 36 years have done well under both
systems, Alabama (4), USC (4), Oklahoma (3), Miami (5). Interestingly, Orange
bowl is in Miami's stadium. Rose bowl is in USC's stadium. Bowls = revenue. An open to all playoff system is the only way to legitimize the title
Boycott all BCS schools and deport them out of your schedules MWC and WAC.A new mid-level college football league needs to created, with its own
playoff championship, just like Div FCS(I-AA), II, III, and NAIA.Then a National Champion will be decided on the field. Maybe the
BCS would eventually come asking to merge the mid-level division into the BCS,
like the AFL into the NFL, and ABA into the NBA.How could they not,
with the most exciting brand of football being played in the WAC and MWC.
It's easy. Tell the idiots who run the organization to name one sport that
doesn't determine a winner by a playoff system. That will tell them how lame
their organization truly is.