Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The cartel known as NCAA football

As we enter the weekend of 24/7 football, we get to kick it off with this......
Even if TCU and Boise State run the table, they still don't deserve to be in the Bowl Championship Series title game, Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee said Wednesday.

In an interview with The Associated Press, the president at the university with the largest athletic program in the country said that TCU and Boise State do not face a difficult enough schedule to play in the national championship game.

“Well, I don't know enough about the Xs and Os of college football,” said Gee, formerly the president at West Virginia, Colorado, Brown and Vanderbilt universities. “I do know, having been both a Southeastern Conference president and a Big Ten president, that it's like murderer's row every week for these schools. We do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor. We play very fine schools on any given day. So I think until a university runs through that gantlet that there's some reason to believe that they not be the best teams to (be) in the big ballgame.”

Isn't that generous of Gordon? Of course, the only problem with his opinion is that it's a win win for Semi pro college teams like OSU, Florida, Alabama, Notre Dame, etc. They won't play tough games against non BCS teams and then claim that because of their weak schedules they don't deserve to eat at the same semi pro football trough as the BCS elite.

You don't think Boise would jump at the chance to play OSU in a game? But of course, the Buckeyes would have to squeeze out one of those home cooking MAC twinkies on their schedule to play a real team.

It's no coincidence that OSU paid UC $1 million to get them back in the Horseshoe rather than play them on the road.

I love college football, not necessarily the semi pro version, but real college ball.

I still think the non BCS teams should collude to charge $5 million dollars to play BCS on their home fields.

I'm guessing that Gordan Gee, one of the lords of cartel football, would be the first to start bitching and moaning.


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