Really? Who would oppose it? The contracts that are in place involve the television networks and the major conferences acting as the BCS, right? Is ABC/ESPN going to balk at televising what everyone wants to see? Would the SEC, the Pac-12, the Big 12 or Notre Dame oppose an immediate expansion given that by refusing to do so they are gambling that two of them are going to be left out?
And what of the four major bowls? If the standings remain as they are now, the Sugar (Alabama) and Fiesta (Kansas State) will lose their anchor teams to a one-game national title matchup. The Rose will get a very ticked off Oregon and the Orange probably gets Notre Dame against a weak ACC team. The only game that makes out is the title game.
Put Alabama and Notre Dame in the Sugar and Oregon-Kansas State in the Fiesta. The Rose Bowl gets its traditional Pac-12-Big Ten, which is what it professes to hold dearest. And while the Orange is perhaps a dud - Florida State-Louisville? - no one cares because it's merely the opening act to the national title game, which it is now anyway.
Again, who objects? What is standing in the way? As it stands now the bowl matchups are probably Notre Dame-ACC in the Orange, Oregon-Big Ten in the Rose, the SEC runner-up vs. a wild card in the Sugar, the Big 12 runner-up against the Big East in the Fiesta and Alabama-Kansas State in the title game.
Sorry, but not many of those quicken the pulse.
I'm not saying it should be the title game and unless Kansas State loses it might not be. That's for others to decide.
But don't try to tell me you don't want to see that game.
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