As you may have discovered, the BCS recently started a Facebook page and a Twitter account. We can’t blame the BCS for wanting to try to improve their image—a recent Sports Illustrated survey found that only 10 percent of college football fans surveyed prefer the status quo.
But perhaps Facebook and Twitter aren’t the best outlets for an organization that is so uniformly despised.
Here at Playoff PAC, our feelings towards the BCS are well known. So instead of another post by us, we’ve decided to let the BCS’s own “fans” and “followers” do the talking. The following are among the hundreds of negative comments and tweets posted this week:
“I give @InsidetheBCS a day. Two tops. Lots of tweeting on Friday when people should be working.” – Andy_Staples
“RT @Dan_Rubenstein: Timeless. @INSIDEtheBCS 'I liken the BCS to a bad disease, like cancer.' -Mike Bellotti” – Dan Wetzel
“Look at the teeth come out for @InsideTheBCS. Would @TheTaliban garner more vitriol? I doubt” – the Vernmonster
“@INSIDEtheBCS jeopardy...I'll take 'Money Grubbing Elitists" for $1 meeeeeeeellion Alex!” – outsidethebcs
“Antitrust, antitrust, antitrust, antitrust, antitrust. Thanks for patting the little guys on the back today Bill and saying we have to win every game we play to have a shot at a BCS game...and that's it, no hope for a NC game. And this isn't guaranteed either. Boise State is 22-1 in the last two years and is at the mercy of the bowl committees. What a sham.” – Todd Stevens
“If your job as director is to educate people, then that's already a red flag that something is up. We can look at a playoff bracket and figure it out. What we can't do is look at a computer program and figure out how the computer was able to watch football games each Saturday and then rank teams accordingly. Luckily that's where the education comes in. Thanks so much Bill.” –Todd Crabb
“The regular season means nothing in CFB. All one has to do is ask Auburn or Utah or Bosie State. Most likely TCU this year. SEC teams don't play other BCS schools, except for ooc rivalry games. They don't travel, they play eight home games a year. BCS conferences and schools constantly opt out of contracts against NON bcs teams that cold beat ...” – Sean McPherson
“My impression of Bill Hancock on the Dan Patrick show: Uhh...the BCS is good because...um, this one time…there was this guy for Virginia Tech and he... uh...he was on a jetski and he hurt his ankle, um... at the Orange Bowl, and it was awesome...and... uh.. the NFL doesn't have jet skis...It sounded like the guy took speech lessons from Miss Teen South Carolina.” – Pete Bryan
Mr. Hancock, don’t listen to the haters. They just don’t understand your vision. Remember, as you said yourself last week, “some people don’t like apple pie and motherhood.” You can’t win everyone over, but with some witty tweets or some well-placed wall posts, perhaps you’ll bump the BCS’s popularity rating up to 11%.
Good luck with that.