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  • College football talk: The Big and Pac 10 need to go away or get with it.

    I'm sick and tired of those two jackoff conferences standing in the way of a much needed playoff sysyem in D1 football.

    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/spo...9?OpenDocument


    BCS: Playoff has supporters, but how many?
    POST-DISPATCH NEWS SERVICES
    04/30/2008

    HOLLYWOOD, FLA. — If only the Big Ten and Pacific 10 weren't so stubbornly loyal to the Rose Bowl, the BCS would be on its way to a playoff.

    That's the perception — though not the reality — and it has allowed the other conferences to be safely noncommittal about the possibility of turning the Bowl Championship Series into a four-team major college football playoff.

    "I think the characterization of the Big Ten and Pac-10 being at one place and everyone else being at the other place, I don't think it's accurate," Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany told reporters Tuesday during a break in the BCS meetings at a beachfront hotel.

    "Just because somebody says they're open-minded and interested in looking at other models doesn't mean they're committed to it."

    Clearly the Rose Bowl and its separate TV contract with ABC is a major hurdle for the BCS to clear if it wants to adopt the so-called plus-one format. Delany and Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen have said they do not support it.

    But even Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive, the man who will present a plus-one plan today to the 10 other conference commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Kevin White, has refused to say whether he and his constituents would vote for such a plan. Same goes for Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford, who took over for Slive as BCS coordinator in January and immediately said he was committed to putting the plus-one on the agenda for these meetings.

    Swofford said the plus-one has been talked about within the ACC, but he's never polled his members to find out if they would support it.

    Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese and Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe have taken the same approach. Both say they want to talk about a plus-one, but that's as far as they'll go.

    But there doesn't seem to be a clamor for change among the rest of the group. "I think there are a lot of people in the room that are happy with the way things are now, but the question is: Is there a better way that improves the BCS and improves the postseason for college football?" Swofford said.

    If the BCS does want to make a format change starting with the 2011 bowls, it needs to be approved in August by the university presidents before the TV rights negotiations with Fox begin in the fall. The chances of that happening seem remote.
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  • #2
    Did you read the article?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by backstop View Post
      Did you read the article?
      Yes, and I also heard a B10 rep on the radio last evening defending the tradition of the Rose Bowl.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by backstop View Post
        Did you read the article?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Iowa_Card View Post
          Make America Great For Once.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by backstop View Post
            Did you read the article?


            Umm, yeah.
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            • #7
              Once again my jackoff buddies, this has to do with a combination of the article and an interview with a Big 10 official.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bleacher Creature View Post
                Once again my jackoff buddies, this has to do with a combination of the article and an interview with a Big 10 official.
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                "When you say 'radical right' today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye."
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by El Birdo 1 View Post
                  Stop it you jackoff!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by El Birdo 1 View Post




                    Make America Great For Once.

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                    • #11
                      awesome...

                      "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                      Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                      -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                      • #12
                        Is Kev going to shoot someone?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bleacher Creature View Post




                          Last edited by El Establishment 1; 04-30-2008, 08:46 AM.
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                          "When you say 'radical right' today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye."
                          -Barry Goldwater

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 007 View Post
                            awesome...
                            Do me a favor and delete this entire thread, or lock it. Please.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jeffro View Post
                              Is Kev going to shoot someone?
                              I'd like to.
                              Make America Great For Once.

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