It was inevitable. With all these clandestine, ill-explained BCS meetings taking place, someone was bound to ask in.
That someone is the BCS' old friend Playoff PAC. The lobbying group has been dagger in the BCS' side – calling for action from the Justice Dept., leading the charge against the Fiesta Bowl. Now it wants “transparent” BCS meetings.
Hey, I'm right with them. I'd love to be there to see jaw drops when one of the TV consultants says the words “half a billion” in relation to a four-team playoff. But it ain't going to happen. Unless Playoff PAC is armed with a restraining order, then these meetings are going to be as open as the board of directors' at Apple.
Lots of money at stake. Lots of company secrets. Their take: Damn media – and Playoff PAC – doesn't need to be snooping around.
"We're not wanting there to be a live camera in all the meetings," said Matthew Sanderson of Playoff PAC in an email. "What we want is a voice representing fans and players in the room. They need to engage all stakeholders in college football, and they should solicit input before decisions are made, not after. They promised “grassroots conversations” and what's happened so far doesn't qualify."
While the debate rages, here's the official release sent out Wednesday afternoon: