I’ve mentioned before that Bernie Machen strikes me as someone flying by the seat of his pants as he sets out to woo anyone and everyone necessary in his eyes to bring about a playoff for D-1 college football.
I think I may have underestimated him.
Here’s a tidbit from Dennis Dodd’s Mailbag:
Absolutely LOVE the idea of scrapping the BCS and turning the playoffs over to a corporation! IMO, the idea would actually bring in MORE money than the present bowl system–because of the HUGE NATIONAL interest it would bring.
You could keep the bowls like they are now–but have three or four host the playoffs each year. It seems like that would pay HUGE dividends money!! Please do whatever you can to promote and advertise this idea!!
I already have. Dr. Machen wanted the numbers of television executives to contact about his idea. When I got home from the Final Four, I forwarded those to him.
Holy mother of crap.