Hey, it’s not really a big day for the CFP if we don’t hear from Bill Hancock. And yesterday he lived up to all my expectations.
About which Andy Staples waggishly observed,
The biggest cliché Bill laid out wasn’t about the fans, though.
They’re doin’ it for the kids, for the win! Money had nothing to do with it. You have the man’s word on that. (Bill’s got some sweet swampland in central Florida available for a song, if you’re interested.)
Anyway, that’s an interesting take, considering the participants in a national championship game will now be expected to play in their sixteenth or seventeenth game of the season, without any increased compensation. (Okay, money did have nothing to do with that part.) What makes that particularly interesting is the timing, considering what’s coming up next in Washington, D.C.
Gee, I wonder if they’ll get asked about…
I guess they will.
The delicious irony about this is that they’ll probably rake the NCAA over the coals about it, even though it’s the one area of collegiate sports the NCAA has zero control over. Maybe Mark Emmert can bring Bill Hancock along to testify.