Dennis Dodd gathers the reaction of several BCS movers and shakers to President-elect Obama’s call for a D-1 college football playoff, and, needless to say, doesn’t find a whole lot of enthusiasm in response.
You can almost hear the ice dripping from Jim Delany’s mouth when he says this:
“I think it’s that time of year. Whether it’s the president-elect or college football coaches or fans debating it, the First Amendment is alive and well.”
“Certainly it’s an important issue for college football and colleges. Where does it stand in the list of challenges we have in America today? I would say it’s not very high.”
The President-elect or college football fans? LMAO.
Dodd does point out one thing I’d forgotten: Biden’s no fan of the BCS, either.
… Obama’s comments have added weight not only because he is about to become leader of the free world. His vice president has been a strident BCS critic. Around the time the Senate Judiciary Committee convened hearings on the BCS in 2003 Joe Biden called the BCS system “rigged” and “un-American”.
This could get interesting. If there’s one group of folks who truly believe in the mantra of “it’s so easy”, it’s Washington politicians. After all, they’ve done a fantastic job of fixing every other problem we’ve faced, right?