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College Football Analysis: BCS Cares About Your Opinion Now, Apparently

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Along with the good guys at PlayoffPAC, we’ve previously asked what happened to the “grassroots conversations on the campus level” that the BCS promised would take place. There has been absolutely no evidence of any such “grassroots conversations” occurring on any campus. One only need to review the Twitter feed for the BCS (@EveryGameCounts) to see that not only were no conversations promoted, none even occurred on Twitter. So the options for a four-team playoff that the BCS is now recommending appear to be more of the same top-down governing of college football.

But fear not sports fans, now the BCS wants to hear from you. In two Twitter posts this morning, the BCS is asking for your opinion on how the four-team playoff should look. “We have presented the conferences a small number of options for a four-team playoff and we want to hear from you…What do you think? Should the semi-final games be on campus, or in bowl games, or at other neutral sites? What about champ game?”

It seems highly unlikely that there is still an “on campus” option given the statements of some members of college football’s cartel about the lack of infrastructure. So it’s really a matter of whether you prefer games take place via the bowls or at a neutral site. Don’t you wish they’d asked your opinion when BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock said “everything is on the table”?

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So feel free to respond to the BCS if you want. We remain skeptical that they actually care what fans think. After all, they’ve made it this far (again) without input from fans, so why would they suddenly care now? And if they really did, shouldn’t they do more than rely on random Twitter responses?

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