Salary cap has to wonder about college football’s BCS system. I know that there are many ideas out in the public concerning this topic, but I am going to try and break it down into the simplest form, money. A playoff system has merit and would solve many problems, but the money is the biggest issue.
The bowl games generate over 100 million dollars a year. The tradition and revenues are so big that the NCAA has no idea how to appease all of the stadiums. Also, the BCS has made a rule that only 2 teams from one conference can go to a BCS game. How do you appease the Big Ten with three teams in the top 7? Wisconsin gets screwed out of big money because Michigan and Ohio State are getting the bids. In turn, Penn State has to settle for a lower bowl bid along with Iowa. The playoff system would solve many problems in college football, but I don’t see a new system like this in the next decade.
Also, I am very happy Notre Dame lost. Overrated!
While we wait until 3 p.m. to see if Ryan Howard got robbed of the mvp, lets take a glance at what it means to be the most valuable player. The most valuable player is the player that makes a team competitve with him and a real loser without him. Ryan was the player that made the Phillies go the second half of the season. Also, he is the only player that got the Barry Bonds treatment when it came to the intentional walk.
Which makes salary cap wonder why people are thinking Albert Pujulos should win? Did he get walked in the fourteenth inning with no one on? Did Albert have Jeff Conine and Pat “I swing at everything” protecting him in his lineup? Say what you will, but Ryan did not see more than ten hittable balls in the last twenty games the Phillies played. If Ryan does not win, he can thank his teammates for losing him his hardware.
Salary cap is astounded by the fact that Boston Red Sox have paid 51.1 million dollars for the right to talk to this Japanese pitcher. His name is Daisuke Matsuzaka. He has made zero pitches in the major leagues. But, his team in japan is about to get rich if he can stike a deal with Boston.
Let’s try and place this silly amount in perspective. Five teams have 2006 payrolls that are less than this. The Royals, Pirates, Rockies, Devil Rays, and bottom dwelling Marlins do not pay all 25 members of their team this much. So, are you telling me that this guy is worth this just to talk? With his reported future salary added to this, this guy will be worth more than 24 teams. HE HASN”T EVEN PITCHED! I want to know why anyone would think this was a good idea.
I was watching college football over the weekend, and got a crazy salary cap idea. Thinking about money, how would you rank Rutgers versus bang for your buck mentality. According to the President of University of New Jersey, Rutgers loss money last year even though it went to a bowl game. While this is true, it is a well known fact that a successful football program generates money from Alum giving. Penn state saw giving increase 25% last year when the football team ended third in the nation.
So, the question is how much does Rutgers lose by having a winning program. The coach is only paid one million dollars a year. Pennies when you think about how much bigger, better known colleges pay their coaches for mediocre teams. Also, the mreo exposure for Rutgers will cause more people to attend the University. Since it is all about enrollment, New Jersey University will benefit greatly from this program. I, for one, would love to see Rutgers make it to the Big game just to have another team vie for the right to be champion.
Joe Paterno took an awful hit on saturday when Penn State played at Wisconsin. Joe Pa was standing on the sideline when he got run over by Penn State freshman tightend. To the amazement of everyone watching the game, Joe did not go to the locker room right away. Joe Pa stood for several minutes before watching the game from the bench for a quarter. He is truly the toughest person I have ever seen.
Joe Paterno’s salary has never been found out, but whatever they are paying him, it is not enough. He has a broken tibula and ruptured tendons in his left leg. How on earth did he not goo down from this hit? This week’s poll asks the question what it would take to keep Joe Pa down on the ground.