The SEC, ACC and Big 12 have 12, so they can't be talking about number of teams. If they are talking number of students, the Big 12 ought to be able to give them a run for their money.
College is for education.
NFL stands for Not For Long.
While we appreciate the play, it is a game and our colleges need to focus on education.
A better ides would be to get rid of the BCS.
That's it in a nutshell. The Universities like their private alumni parties when they go to a Bowl. The conferences like their Win-Win money.
It's not clear that a playoff system would generate the level of fan attendance if you've already sucked their time & money in the first round. May as well play their next rounds in front of virtually empty seats.
That said, a sponsor would have to step-up with gobs of money to get the attention of the Big Conferences. Is there enough sports money left out there to make it happen? I'm sure it would be self-sustaining if they could get it done.
He doesn't even want a Big Ten Championship game. And as a result Ohio State didn't have to play Wisconsin.
The BCS is a joke. It's all about who has the biggest fan base. Notre Dame should have never been invited to the Sugar Bowl. They played weak teams during the season and lost to Michigan and USC. Wisconsin had the same 10-2 record, except they played better teams than Air Force, Navy and Army who have height requirements for admission. The academy games usually look like the big bullies picking on the high school kids. The academies play smarter but don't have the size. But Notre Dame has big time money and were able to get their QB front covers on magazines and build up the hype. They even demanded to be in the championship game. Anyone who has their own TV station can make lots of demands. Right now we are not necessarily seeing the "best" teams in the BCS bowl games but the ones with the most clout. I'm really not bashing Notre Dame, I'm just using them as an example of why the BCS system is flawed. I think what most fans would like to see is a playoff of teams that legitimately belong there. I don't see that ever happening because advertisers want the stadiums filled in bowl games. Could Boise ST fill a stadium with alums?
13-0 is easy. 13-0 against a schedule that includes a handful of top 20 (and at least a couple of top 10) teams is the trick.
Make no mistake about it - Jim Delany is scum.
My advice to the "Boise's" out there, start scheduling tougher non-conference games if you want respect. Week in and week out, the tougher conference teams are better than the "weaker" conferences. They get the benefit of the doubt because they deserve it.
About a playoff...be careful what you wish for...