In opining about where college football needs to go with the BCS, the man who helped invent it raises the Analogy That Shall Not Be Named.
“There is a danger in this of going too far, and you can see that to a degree through basketball,” Kramer said. “We’ve left college basketball as a one-month sport, because people are only interested in March. They’re not interested in college basketball in December or January, because people view those games as preliminary games. You have to be careful, because college football is different.
“College football is the backbone of college athletic programs, and you’ve got to make the regular season significant and keep it significant. So whatever structure you come up with, you cannot overlook the regular season and the importance of what that is to all of our programs.”
Now he’s not saying that from a fan’s perspective. Keeping the regular season significant for Kramer is merely a means to an end, which is keeping the regular season highly profitable. (Not that I’m going to complain if our interests coincide.)
One thing to consider, though. Since it’s apparent that some of the motivation behind the recent plus-0ne chatter is a knee-jerk response to a dip in attendance and viewership numbers with the bowls, how do you think college football’s grand poobahs will react to this news?