“Value”? I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Remember WAC commissioner Karl Benson’s reaction to Jim Delany’s bitch slap?

“The BCS has provided greater access,” Benson said. “Look at 120 schools, 11 conferences and to establish opportunities for those student-athletes. To play on the big stage, we’ve been to the big stage. …

“The problem,” Delany interrupted, “is your big stage takes away opportunities for my teams, to play on the stage they created in 1902.”

Responded Benson: “I think the group of five (non-automatic qualifying BCS conferences) has established value in the last five years.”[Emphasis added.]

Your conference has a funny way of showing that, Karl.  As of this season, no school in the WAC boasts a 2010 home attendance average over 20,000.

Things ain’t exactly looking up for the WAC going forward, either.  Unless you think Texas-San Antonio is an attendance fireball.


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7 responses to ““Value”? I do not think that word means what you think it means.

  1. TennesseeDawg

    You trying to tell me a New Mexico vs. Texas State NC game wouldn’t draw 27 million viewers like last years Auburn vs. Oregon game? Ridiculous, and that’s why we deserve a larger portion of the money.


  2. ScoutDawg

    Damn, that PIMP hand smacks don’t it?


  3. I thought there was a rule that required teams to draw at least 20,000 per game over the course of a season to maintain D1 status. Am I misremembering?