Today, Tony Barnhart asks the musical question “Where is it written that the BCS is SUPPOSED to be fair?” It’s a good response to Orrin Hatch’s socialism (sorry, couldn’t resist).
Here’s his money point:
But to say these conferences are the victims of “revenue discrimination” (I’ve got to write that one down for future use) is to presume they had a pre-existing claim to the BCS money pool that is somehow being denied.
That is a totally separate issue from whether dear ol’ Mid-Major U deserves to play for the national title. We’ll have a much more sensible national playoff debate when more folks recognize that. Not that I’m holding my breath – for a lot of people, the playoff debate is merely a cover for directing increased revenue distribution to places like San Diego State.