This coming up as Boise State and San Diego State accepted football-only invites to the Big East Conference. DAMN. FUCKING. SILLY!
Now, before I get any further with this topic, I entered college life three years ago optimistic about it; after all what could go wrong? It's part of college culture and it can bring a sense of college pride and even benefit the universities, right? RIGHT?! Well, as time passes, I am increasingly convinced that the benefit just isn't coming. Also, there has been an increasing disregard for rivalries and/or geography, and with cuts on teachers' salaries being made right and left, the salaries of head coaches have only been INCREASING!
And who is the culprit of this? BCS football! Pretty much 99% of decisions being made in realignments involve short-term prowess in American Football, and such realignments are a profit-driven venture where teams would follow the Power-Conference money when being offered for their recent successes (though some may have been for a long time). Some teams may even abandon rivalries in order to seek a new conference, even disregard geography like the Boise State/SDSU example I brought up first thing. Such disregard in particular is dangerous, and it has the potential to ruin not only an entire conference due to travel costs, but also the teams furthest away from where the conference is based. I'll probably get to how postseason is laid out later.
Myself, I think that college sports is beyond fixing, and so scrapping everything and starting from scratch may seem like an inviting idea.