“The playoff wasn’t done for the money, it was done for the fans.”

Bill Hancock is so full of shit.


Filed under BCS/Playoffs, It's Just Bidness

21 responses to ““The playoff wasn’t done for the money, it was done for the fans.”


    As a fan, I am glad they went to a playoff structure…so there’s that.


  2. jack

    Don’t sugar coat it there, Senator; tell it like it is.


  3. Athens Dog

    My guess is if you say it enough, you start to believe it. Full of shit is accurate.


  4. Dog in Fla

    Speaking of eleventy billion dollars, who can’t love that Nick Saban emphasizes his players need to ‘buy in’ is a link after the Power Five’s College Football Playoff revenues will double what BCS paid article


  5. 69Dawg

    President Obama needs to hire Bill as his spokesman. Bill has all the credibility of the guy that just quit.


  6. WarD Eagle

    I think there’s a bit of truth to it. Many of us enjoy college football simply for the individual games and rivalries and yearly chatter after a win or loss – as an entertainment event to which we may hold some emotional ties.

    Then there are those to whom an MNC is everything. They aren’t fans of college football. They are people in need of affirmations presumed upon the victory of a chosen surrogate.

    Those are the fans of which she speaks.

    That they’ll make another eleventy billion in gold from it while driving football off a cliff is just opportunity.


  7. Maybe so. You know him better than I do.

    I did watch his entire presentation, and was somewhat relieved with his representation of how it all works. I know this: I’ll be holding his feet to the fire when it comes to the process of selecting teams.


  8. GaskillDawg

    Since they are doing it for the fans how about a ticket price structure that average fans can afford.

    No way they are THAT devoted to the fans.


  9. South FL Dawg

    What a happy coincidence about the money.


  10. Lrgk9

    When the morally right and the financially right coincide, that is a coincidence.

    Apologies to O.W. Holmes Sr.


  11. DugLite

    This is going to bite UGA:
    Hancock said avoiding conference matchups and repeat regular-season games in bowl games will be a consideration.

    Bank on it!!!!


  12. We all know what someone means when they say it’s not about the money …


  13. Scorpio Jones, III

    “The 13-member committee, chaired by Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long, includes Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, Nebraska’s Tom Osborne, West Virginia’s Oliver Luck and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, among others.”

    “The BCS model angered fans because of the subjectivity — including two polls as part of the formula — and confusion over how the formula works.”

    At the end of the day, as fractured, splintered and polarized as this country has become, it is nice to know there is agreement on something.

    Until, of course, YOUR team gets left out of the bracket after winning a bunch of games.

    But if YOUR team gets out, you won’t be angry about the BCS, will you?


    • Dog in Fla

      “At the end of the day, as fractured, splintered and polarized as this country has become, it is nice to know there is agreement on something.”

      Giddy Up!


      • Scorpio Jones, III

        The big question for me is: will Condi bring the same level of competence she so ably demonstrated during that war thing there in I Rack.

        Hey, maybe she was studying football then. 🙂


  14. Mayor

    If this were only about getting a fair 4 team playoff system they would have kept the BCS and just expanded it to the top 4 teams. This “committee” system is really about keeping the SEC from having multiple teams in the 4 team playoff. End of story.


    • Scorpio Jones, III

      See…some fans are already angry and we have not even started the season.

      T’would seem some brighter bulb would suggest an end to the “fans wanted it” bullshit.