The wheels of commerce keep turning, people.
BCS commissioners meet as a group for the first time since assembling a playoff beginning Tuesday in Chicago.
On the agenda is how to distribute that financial windfall from a playoff. Two sources have already confirmed to CBSSports.com that conferences involved in the Rose, Champions and Orange bowls will keep all the revenue in years those bowls don’t pass through the national semifinals. [Emphasis added.]
Sucks for you, mid-majors.
Oh, and speaking of the Orange Bowl, they’re about to lock that sucker up tighter than a drum.
The Atlantic Coast Conference and Orange Bowl are finalizing a deal that would pit the ACC champion against either Notre Dame, an SEC or Big Ten team starting after the 2014 regular season, sources told ESPN.
The ACC champion, or another team from the conference if its champion qualifies for the national semifinals, will play annually in the Orange Bowl. How the ACC’s opponent will be selected from Notre Dame, the SEC or Big Ten is still being determined.
First thought: my Lord, in just how many high tier bowl games is the SEC gonna place a team?
Second thought: isn’t it ironic that the new playoff structure is going to be the excuse to direct even more football revenue to the power conferences?
Third thought: scratch “ironic” and substitute “inevitable” in second thought.