View Full Version : Football Old Bowl System More Likely Than Playoff, Says BCS Executive Director

dirk digler
01-10-2011, 06:08 PM
This is why I really don't care about college football..

Major college football's postseason is more likely to return to the old bowl system, which didn't guarantee a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup, than to start using a playoff in the next eight years.

BCS executive director Bill Hancock told reporters at a Football Writers Association of America event on Monday that in 2012 he expects the conference commissioners to begin discussing possible changes to the BCS beyond the 2014 postseason.

The BCS is in the first year of a television contract with ESPN that runs through the 2013 season. Any major changes to the system would go into effect for the 2014 season and 2015 bowls.

Hancock said the commissioners will first survey the university presidents about alterations they would like to have considered.
"There is no groundswell among the presidents for any kind of ... seismic change," Hancock said.

A return to the old postseason system, which relied on conference tie-ins and bowl organizers to make bowl matchups, isn't likely, Hancock said, but it will be in the "spectrum of options."

"It always has been, it always will be," he said. "I don't think it will carry the day."

But an 8- or 16-team playoff is "not even in the spectrum," he added.
Last month at a college athletics forum in New York, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said supporters of the BCS were fatigued with defending the system from constant legal and political pressures.

Hancock said it has not been easy to fend off all the attacks from playoff supporters.

"I think we all get a little tired of the invective," he said.

01-10-2011, 06:10 PM
God forbid we ever go to a playoff system, because of course preserving money is more important than promoting fair competition.

It's not that fucking hard. So much as a 1 vs. 4 and a 2 vs. 3 is all people are really asking for. These guys are such a joke.

01-10-2011, 06:11 PM
The NCAA can fuck itself with a rusty, AIDS infected, antifreeze soaked pitchfork.

01-10-2011, 06:12 PM
The NCAA can **** itself with a rusty, AIDS infected, antifreeze soaked pitchfork.

This X 6353647494948347636346723478423.

01-10-2011, 06:14 PM
I just hope the government steps in, which has been talked about before. People always say: "they have better things to worry about, like the economy."

Given that state schools like Boise State are getting screwed out of bowl games because they don't draw a profitable fan base, and given that those schools are funded by taxpayer money, I think fair competition is absolutely critical for the government to look into.

01-10-2011, 06:15 PM
So the power conferences don't like the TCU's of the world so they're gonna take their ball and go home.

01-10-2011, 06:16 PM
Thank god. The old bowl system is what I've personally wanted all along.

siberian khatru
01-10-2011, 06:16 PM
DIAF, Bill Hancock.

01-10-2011, 06:18 PM
A college football playoff would generate 10x the income the current system does. I personally would be crushed to miss out on the games between two 6-6 teams on Dec 5.

01-10-2011, 06:19 PM
can I be the first to use the new phrase
"Die in a tire fire"?

01-10-2011, 06:19 PM
can I be the first to use the new phrase
"Die in a tire fire"?

I actually kinda like the sound of that.

01-10-2011, 06:22 PM
Fuck the BCS in the ass. Nothing is going to happen until there's either a mass exodus or a boycott from some big name programs during bowl time.
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01-10-2011, 06:23 PM
What a bunch of sh*t. I hate the BCS.

01-10-2011, 06:48 PM
Just create an NFL developmental league and do away with college FB....problem solved.

Mr. Laz
01-10-2011, 06:55 PM
just like the government ... when the people benefiting from a corrupt system are in control of that system it's not likely to change.

01-10-2011, 07:16 PM
I don't really care one way or the other. They'd just mess up a playoff too.

01-10-2011, 07:20 PM
and yet they wanted to make the basketball tournament 96 teams.

really, the only chance fans have for a college football playoff is to stop paying attention.

01-10-2011, 07:21 PM
Bullcrap. He's from the BCS, of course he's gonna pull that "hey, its either this or nothin' " garbage out of his ass.