Utah Attorney General Filing BCS Antitrust Lawsuit http://sbn.to/dGcxqa Sigh. Incredible waste of time/money.
@FO_College At least it's just Utah taxpayers' money.
@FO_College Right, because the govt should never take interest in a multibillion-dollar business run through public universities.
@Andy_Staples Plenty of problems, but...anti-trust? "Illegal monopoly"? Really?
@Andy_Staples Plus, focusing on the BCS as the problem, instead of the structure of cfb itself, has always rubbed me the wrong way.
@FO_College That's pretty much what it is. Pretty textbook oligopoly.
@Andy_Staples The problem is, "technically" there's a way into the ruling class, even though almost nobody ever actually gets there.
@smartfootball Not a bad way of looking at it, really.
@FO_College I can send links to academics who argue BCS is not a cartel. But there is enough debate to mount an effective legal challenge.
@Andy_Staples "'Consumers aren't getting what they want,' said Dan Rascher of the University of San Francisco." The market disagrees.
@FO_College You don't know that. I would argue that the market agrees b/c ratings and payout would be higher for a playoff.
@Andy_Staples All for weeding out corruption & expanding the ruling class, but "BCS as anti-trust" has always missed the mark for me.
@FO_College What else would you call a price-fixing scheme by a select group of competitors?
@Andy_Staples For college football? A step in the right direction. :-)
@Andy_Staples As its purchase of NIT shows, NCAA can maintain a monopoly better than Big 6 can.
@MummePoll Exactly. It ain't holding unless the ref calls it, and it doesn't violate the Sherman Act if no one challenges it.