HOOVER, Ala. - The other day, Bill Hancock, the executive director and head propagandist for the Bowl Championship Series, rambled on . . . and on . . . and on about how fair and equitable college football is under his beloved BCS system.
He pretty much told the hundreds of writers and broadcasters assembled at SEC Media Days that the BCS is responsible for everything that is good about college football from the popularity to the passion to the pageantry. If not for the BCS, we were led to believe, Yoko Ono would probably be doing sidelines instead of Erin Andrews.
"Why monkey with it?" Hancock said of college football's controversial and corrupt format.
Because Vanderbilt is in the SEC.
And UCF is not.
Can anybody logically explain this? Can anybody tell us why the University of Central Florida, a thriving, up-and-coming program committed to building big-time football program, is stuck in Conference USA while Vanderbilt - just because it was fortunate enough to join a major conference during the Great Depression - still gets to reap the financial and ancillary benefits of being in the SEC?
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