Rachel Bachman from the WSJ says:
[W]hen it comes time for the BCS's committee of university presidents to render a decision on this playoff proposal, the two oldest and most intertwined major conferences of all, the Big Ten and the Pac-12, ought to do something unexpected. They should do the only thing that makes sense for them in this mixed-up, money-soaked, logic-challenged situation.
They need to say no.
The schools of the Big Ten and Pac-12, whose shared history dates to the early 20th century, need to push away from this diabolical poker table, hail a pedicab for two, make their way to the airport and book a flight to Pasadena, Calif. They need to renew their vows and pledge themselves to serve the greater glory of the best thing about college football: the Rose Bowl.
For better or worse, in sickness and health, these two conferences should go back to living as they have for decades. They would play their conference games, determine their champions, who would then meet in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 (where the Big Ten representative would be ritually humiliated, but that is another story). The Granddaddy of Them All would remain what it is now: one of the greatest spectacles in sports.
She then brings up some old-school "classic" matchups"
Since 1947, when what are now the Big Ten and Pac-12 began playing each other there annually, it has hosted classic matchups: the winged helmets of Michigan against golden-armed Southern California; UCLA's sun-and-sky uniforms against Ohio State's icy helmets; Oregon's speed and innovation against Wisconsin's massive linemen.
Hey, that works for me.
Read the full piece here. I never really cared for the SEC or the ACC or the Big East. Never cared for the WAC. Honestly I'd be okay if it was all or nothing for the Pac-12 with Champion going to the Rose Bowl and everyone else staying home. This way you wouldn't have incompetent bureaucrats like Chianti trying to spin yearly appearances in BS bowl games as the mark of successful season.
Yes, I realize in the past we have talked about going to benefits of any bowl games. However, given the dire situation with our incompetent leadership, perhaps sometimes radical change going back to old school set up would prompt some movement. Just something to think about on a slow Friday.