There are some unanswered questions in this whole set of developments that are making me scratch my head. Maybe someone here has thought them through:
1. Okay, the SEC agrees to bowl up their champ with the B12 champ. I can understand that - compared to the ACC, B12 teams are generally bigger, more football centric schools that travel better and have equal to better national appeal. However, in working toward a playoff, why would they prop up the B12to the exclusion of the ACC, knowing that they are looking to raid at least two schools within the SEC footprint (with two potentially SEC type football programs)?
2. WVU and TCU don't get an immediate full share of the B12 revenue and FSU is having trouble closing their books this year and getting in the black next year. Would a jumping FSU get their full share immediately upon entering the B12 and create friction, or will they exacerbate their short term financial pain?
3. As much effort as was made to be MORE inclusive in the last reconstituting of the BCS to invite non-majors and independents, how can the PAC12/B1G/B12/SEC effectively stack the deck for themselves without inviting congressional hearings and federal intervention? The east coast is a very populous part of the country to disenfranchise.
In the short term, the B1G/B12/PAC12/SEC cartel may win their version of "Monopoly". In the long term, it will be interesting to see how lawmakers in multiple states react to being completely disenfranchised from participation in the highest level of college football. Especially when the two states closest to D.C. could be significantly impacted.
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