You keep talking about competition. They keep talking about the money.

Here’s what Rep. Joe Barton had to say in response to the fact that the non-BCS conferences received a record payout from this year’s D-1 football postseason:

“So what?” he said. “What is the BCS theoretically about? I thought it was about the best teams playing the best teams. This simply acknowledges the reality that’s it’s not about that, but about revenue sharing. It’s an economic cartel.”

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3 responses to “You keep talking about competition. They keep talking about the money.

  1. The Realist

    So, it’s about the money…, and the non-automatic qualifying conferences got a record payout…, yet BCS opponents are still not happy. Why does this not surprise me?

    If it’s about revenue sharing, then it seems like the BCS is doing a pretty good job to me considering the WAC put zero dollars in the SEC’s pocket this year.

  2. Prov

    Of course it’s about the money. That’s why the non-BCS conferences continue to sign up for it. If they didn’t care about the money they would refuse to participate out of protest.

  3. Mayor of Dawgtown

    It IS about the money. The alleged top teams playing is just the hook to get the revenue.