Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Is Senator Blutarsky Softening his pro-BCS Stance?

Senator Blutarsky would probably say I am taking his statements out of context, or perhaps fall back on another Washingtonian phrase, “I have no recollection of having blogged that.”

In his blog titled “The most Reasonable man in College Football” (I love the irony) the good Senator states:

“By the way, the play-in game is an excellent idea. In fact, I like it better than the automatic berth for the highest ranked non-BCS conference school.”

He then attempts to tie this in to his protectionist stance by stating it would not take money out of any other conferences pockets. But I will focus on the positive.

To be fair, the context of the Senator’s statement regards participation of non-BCS conference schools in the BCS revenue windfall and has nothing to do with using a “play-in” game to determine a champion. However, if the Senator has come to realize a play-in game is good for the #8 spot in the BCS he must be trending toward a play-in game for both of the finalist. This is how God intended sport to be.

Progress is made incrementally in our society; therefore I will chalk this one up as a win for those of us that believe championships should be won on the field without assist from the body politic.


AuditDawg said...

I wish I could get on the playoff gravy train with you guys, but I remain adamantly anti-playoff. Doesn't necessarily make me pro-BCS, but I don't think a playoff solves anything. I think once I get some down time from work this week I'm going to write up a post to explain my position.

MikeInValdosta said...

I look forward to it, Audit