Can spreading the wealth make college football more green?October 17th, 2012 at 8:03 pm by vantate under Sports
Most people probably do well when picking which team will come out with a victory each saturday. Why wouldn’t they? The deck is always stacked against the non BCS schools. They do not get any of the big dollars and hype of being in a BCS conference. So picking against them is probably a safe bet. I wonder what would happen on an even playing field. Would college football rake in even more money if all schools had a chance to get a bigger slice of the pie? Who knows. I do know that the NFL is one of the most successful leagues on the planet. Each week is full of great games because the league is unpredictable. Imagine how much money college football could pull in if the have nots were invited to the party. A whole new audience would be in the mix. The left out schools would bring people who probably gave up on a system that only rewards the rich. College basketball got it right. We know when the balls come out, every team has a legitimate shot at becoming a national champion. Maybe college football can learn from the NFL. What is good for the entire league benefits all. That is why the NFL is the greatest league (in the voice of Muhammad Ali) of all time.