Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Pac-10 Wants No Part Of BCS +1 Format. Whatever Will We Do?

How will the BCS survive without the Cougs of Wash. State?

I'm a little late to the show with this but I don't really care because it drives me nuts. Apparently Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen does not care for the new "Plus One" playoff format that is floating around the college football landscape these days and has earned high marks from other conferences like the SEC & ACC. Hansen, obviously someone with very old balls, wants to go back to the good old days of the Pac 10 playing the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl. He doesn't want any further tweaking to the current system (a system he was strongly opposed to changing to in the first place) and he doesn't want to hear about it from other Commissioners and he DOESN'T NEED ANY HELP GETTING UP THE GODDAMN STAIRS; HE CAN DO IT HIMSELF!
"Our presidents have no interest whatsoever in a plus-one model -- none," Hansen says. "It's a little annoying that my colleagues continue to float this idea as though it has merit. If they continue to push it, and try to push us into a corner ... " Will the Pac-10 walk away from the BCS? "Yes, no question."
Take it EZ old man. It's hard to take that last comment all that seriously. I mean, maybe he hadn't taken his vitamins or maybe this jouralist woke him up from his nap too early. Maybe he soiled himself. We just don't know enough about the whole story to hold Hansen accountable for making the absurd threat of walking away from the BCS if they go to the Plus One format. I've got a question for you, Tommy: Where are you gonna go? If all the BCS conferences agree to the Plus One and you don't, what are you gonna do? Not take part in the BCS bowls? Give away the $10+ million that comes with the BCS Bowl bid? I'm sure a ton of players would LOVE to come to Cal or Oregon State now that they aren't in the BCS picture and thus aren't on TV anymore and are just plain not relevant. That should bode well. USC probably won't leave and join the BIG 14 or whatever. Here's a newsflash Tom, and you might want to put on your good reading glasses or have your nurse read this to you: if the other commissioners agree to the plus one format and the TV contract gets signed without your signature on it, you will be fired because you just passed up on hundreds of millions of dollars. And no amount of tradition and old balls bullshit will be able to obscure that big fat glaring fact. So break out your abacus Tommy because the last time I checked, $100 million over 5 years > Tom Hansen's nostalgia.

1 comment:

The Double-U Show said...

I'm so excited to see another sports blog. I'm a HUGE Pac-10 fan and if they pull out of the BCS I will officially quit watching the teams play. They're already the third best conference and have no teams outside of USC in the top 15. Everybody is so laid back and hippie at those schools they don't pull all their energy into football as they should. Also, the Pac-10 plays their basketball games on FSN. I mean FSN!!?? Nobody, not even recruits can even watch it. Go to espnradio.com and you can hear an interview with Colin Cowherd and the Pac-10 commissioner. it's great. Also, check out my blog, it's all about sports too, http://www.thedouble-ushow.blogspot.com. Thanks.