I have to give Bernie Machen some credit. He does stir discussion on the BCS/playoffs. Here’s a couple of responses he inspired.
Somebody really, really doesn’t like what USC president Andrew Sorenson had to say about a playoff in college football yesterday.
It’s the birth of a catch phrase: “You have to be insane not to want a playoff!”
I wish Machen would pick up on an idea I was fooling around with back in the fall: The SEC should secede from the BCS, challenging the “champ” of the rest of college football to a post-bowls title game that guarantees the opponent an unprecedented $25 million payout.
(1) Who is going to turn down that money? (2) It’s not like everyone doesn’t agree the SEC is the best league, year in and year out. (In fact, some are already claiming that the SEC in 2007 is quite possibly the toughest conference in CFB history.) (3) Without incorporating the SEC (at all), I’d like to see the other schools try to claim they are the best.
(h/t AOL Fanhouse)