The Big 12, which is a ten-team league that plays a round-robin schedule, is chafing under the repressive rule of Da Man. At least that’s what its commissioner is saying.
“At a time when lots of deregulation is taking place, it seems a little bit odd that the NCAA would be describing how we determine our champions,” Bowlsby said Wednesday night, when he watched the Iowa State-Oklahoma State men’s basketball game.
“I think it’s reasonable to say if you’re going to have a champion that you’re going to have to designate it in one fashion or another. But to say it has to be between 12 schools or that there has to be divisional play or there has to be a round-robin, we’re deregulating lots of things and that certainly is a candidate.”
This, of course, is utter nonsense. Bowlsby just wants the extra revenue a conference championship would pull in. Never mind that it would make the regular season meeting between the two finalists essentially meaningless – we fans should bask in the warmth of knowing that the heavy boot of NCAA repression was lifted and that conferences like the Big 12 could run as they damn well see fit. Because that’s what college football is all about.
Hey, look at the bright side. If the two teams split the two games, maybe they could face off again in the postseason for all the marbles. Rematches are awesome if they pay well enough.