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Posted on: May 1, 2008 9:35 am

Below is an email I sent to friends today, I copied and pasted points made on a story here on cbssportsline and added my thoughts. The reason this sparks so much bitterness in me is that I feel as college football fans the NCAA robs us of a true natinoal champion. College football fans seem to care more than a lot of other fans about history, passion, loyalty etc. The choices by those who can change the system sets us back another 10+ years now, I don't know why they really make this choice...but I HATE it. Here are my thoughts:

I would like to thank the Big East, Big 10, Big 12, PAC 10 and F'in Notre Dame for sticking college football fans with another decade of this crap:   After years of planning, SEC commissioner Mike Slive formally presented a plus-one model to his peers Wednesday. He found opposition from the Big East, Big 12, Pac-10, Big Ten and Notre Dame. The ACC was the lone conference in Slive's plus-one camp   Also how about this line from Notre Dame AD: Another wise person said, 'If isn't broken don't fix it,'" said White   The Big East may not care about their know the ones who buy tickets and donate money to programs: "I know that's what a lot of fans don't want to hear, but they're not responsible for crafting what we have in college football," said Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese   another one from the BE: A seeded model looked like a playoff to us," Tranghese said. "We don't think a playoff is in the best interests of college football."   Go Figure the SEC cares most about the sport and fans not just dumb a$$ tradition (I think you know how I mean that, tradition is one of the most important things in college football, but some put it a little too high, we move don't wear wigs any more in congress do they?) He can't be accused of being a homer. In his six years as commissioner, SEC teams have won three national championships in the BCS system   The only NCAA Sport:  

Either way, Division I-A football remains the only sport in which the NCAA doesn't sponsor a championship. From 1936 to 1997, wire service champions were recognized. Since the BCS started in 1998, the winner of the 1-2 game was considered the BCS champion. The Associated Press media poll still declares its own champion. Only once in the BCS era has it differed from the BCS champion. In 2003, the AP poll picked USC even though LSU won the BCS title game.

Category: NCAAF

Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2008 1:25 am


oh well...where did the SEC land. They have the best fan base.

Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: May 1, 2008 2:38 pm


The plus 1 model is the only one that I can see working without killing the rest of the smaller bowls.  I still believe that the smaller bowls are necessary (so that the entire month of December I can watch football) to fund the smaller schools and programs that cannot make a BS bowl. The plus 1 would give a national championship and still allow these to survive.  The people that run these conferences are old morons who can't see the forest for the trees.

Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: May 1, 2008 12:02 pm


I totally agree. The BCS is ridiculous and not a fair system of play. They need to have a playoff. Why is a playoff not in the best interests of college football? More teams get more money, that's it. Even if a mediocre team from a power conference gets into a really awful bowl, they still pull in more money than if they were to get knocked out of the first round of some playoff system (if they get in at all).

The NFL does it this way, as do all other sports. NCAA Football should simply follow suit.

Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: May 1, 2008 9:51 am


So, not only is the SEC the best conference in college football, but it also seems to be the smartest!!

When i heard about this last night i was very disheartened.  I really am beginning to wonder if anything outside of money matters to these conference commissioners.  Also, why does Notre Dame even get a vote!!!?!  They refuse to join a conference just so they can keep all the money they get from a bowl and not have to disperse it amongst its conference mates.  This is all BS!!

Kudos to Slive for trying to do what fans all over the country want to see done.

One of these days the commissioners will hopefully realize that the BCS is just one letter too many!!!

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