Friday, April 22, 2011

Utah Attorney General to Sue BCS

Is anybody else as sick as I am over the whole "the BCS is screwing the little guys" stance by the mid major schools. Utah Attorney General, Mark Shurtleff, is claiming that the BCS is an "illegal monopoly" and is prohibiting the smaller conference teams from getting an equal competitive advantage.

There are a number of things about this claim that makes me want to vomit:
  1. Utah, one of the "little guys", thinks they should stand up for the smaller schools yet is not opposed to joining the Pac-10, a MAJOR conference.
  2. These schools simply don't produce the revenue nor have the academic standing of most of the power conferences (this is the reason the Pac-10 won't invite Boise).
  3. They have had their chances. Tell Boise not to lose to Nevada at the end of the season.
I am firmly off the "BCS Playoff" bandwagon. As fans of an SEC school, there is NO reason that you should want a playoff. Why should we (or any other team that plays a challenging schedule) have to play TCU en route to playing Ohio State for a national title? TCU plays one, MAYBE two losable games all year. Think about it -- why did we need a playoff last year? Auburn - undefeated. Oregon - undefeated. What's the issue? So TCU can have their "fair" chance? If TCU wants me to take them seriously, stop playing Tennessee Tech and SMU like they did last year. Sorry to go off on a rant but these guys are starting to make me develop a real hatred for schools playing in front of unfilled 35,000 seat stadiums (i.e. the Mountain West and WAC conferences)

And what makes it worse is that we will probably lose to one of them in the opening game this season (long sigh).

In the words of Jim Rome, "I am OUT".

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