Throwing down the gauntlet

I’d say this is pretty unambiguous:

“Our presidents have no interest whatsoever in a plus-one model — none,” (Pac-10 commissioner Tom) 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.”

Again, before anyone jumps my case and accuses me of being gleeful about this, the point isn’t that playoffs suck per se.  It’s that it’s apparent that we’re still at a point where, as much as some people would like us to think otherwise, a playoff is anything but a slam dunk to structure.

Unless you happen to think that a title game without the Pac-10 or Big Ten winners being part of the playoff process is still an improvement over the current BCS, of course.   In which case, Bernie would love to hear from you.


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3 responses to “Throwing down the gauntlet

  1. kckd

    He’s dumb and he’ll get the pressure put on him and he’ll cave. Pac 10 fans think he’s a joke.


  2. I don’t think is going to boil down to what Pac-10 fans think, kckd.

    As for him being dumb, he did contribute to cutting a good BCS deal for the Rose Bowl by holding out once before.


  3. kckd

    He sure did dance a different tune in 2003, saying we need to tweak the system because his team didn’t get to go to the dance.

    He’s a fickle fella.