Tim Dahlberg, AP writer, penned this commentary about the possibility of an inertia change in the BCS after the 2011 season's joke of a mythical national championship. While it's mere speculation as to the outcome, at least it's being talked about. Read the story here
As one solitary insignificant college football fan, I am proud of my contribution to the poor television ratings for the 'Bama-LSU yawner rematch last month. Since the BCS is all about money, this talk of reform is probably as good as any effort to get the BCS's attention. I am also very proud of what Boise State has been able to do in kicking at the door of this sports cartel, as it became one of the premiere poster-children for the have-nots in the world of big-money CFB.
By way of a teaser, I'll excerpt a portion of Dahlberg's opening statements after the jump.
LSU fans had all but disappeared into the New Orleans night by the final minutes of last month's dreary BCS title game, leaving en masse when they figured out a team that couldn't get past the 50-yard-line wasn't going to magically find a way to cross the goal line. They weren't alone, with people across the nation abandoning their TVs in hope of finding something even remotely more interesting.
The cartel that runs the BCS got what it deserved in a rematch no one outside of Alabama wanted. A lopsided game with horrible television ratings seemed an appropriate way to cap an awful bowl season that generated less buzz than rapper M.I.A.'s extended middle finger at the Super Bowl.
How bad was it? So bad that it woke up some people who matter.
What do you think? Will the four-team concept work? Might it be a good start? Will the moneyed schools be willing give up some of their riches, or will they go kicking and screaming? Is the BCS going to be around in ten years? Where will the Broncos and their fellows fit into this discussion? Let the comments roll, Broncos, roll.