Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban Wants to Take on the BCS

So Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who has long been one of sports’ most outspoken figures, has turned his gaze to the BCS.

Cuban says he may attempt to use his own money to fund a playoff for college football. While nothing is set in stone yet, the basics, per ESPN Dallas, are a 12/16-team playoff where higher-seeded teams get home field and continued presence of bowl games.

Apparently, the enticement for teams is money. As Cuban explained to ESPN: “Put $500 million in the bank and go to all the schools and pay them money as an option. Say, ‘Look, I’m going to give you X amount every five years. In exchange, you say if you’re picked for the playoff system, you’ll go.’ ”

My thoughts? I’m not a BCS guy, and I actually think Mark Cuban is a refreshing change of pace from most owners. So when a guy like Cuban, someone with ambition, business sense and well, a boatload of money, kicks around the idea of going up against the BCS and starting a playoff, it warms my heart. That being said, I have absolutely no doubt this idea would not work- mainly because it’s incredibly unlikely that the schools would want to upset the status quo by going against the BCS in that manner.

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