Dan Wetzel's blog today on Yahoo hit this right on the head. I recommend you go read it.
Why are big schools avoiding Boise State when Boise has offered to travel to any stadium in the country to play anyone who's willing? This almost reminds me of when the owner of legendary racehorse War Admiral kept refusing overtures for a match race with Seabiscuit back in the day.
Truth is, these big schools are 1. worried about getting beat, which Boise is pretty good at doing to top competition (see Oklahoma). 2. worried that Boise will jump in the BCS rankings, which could put their chances of a BCS berth at risk. 3. Afraid of a challenge, plain and simple.
I believe more than ever now that the BCS is a cartel, a good ol' boy club run by cowards who got stuffed in one too many trash cans back in high school. Wetzel writes about how Harvey Perlman, head of the BS, justified Utah's lockout from the national title game last year by saying they could have played Nebraska's schedule. Utah then went out and beat Alabama. How many games did Nebraska win last year? Another victory for the BCS Robber Barons. I wouldn't be surprised to see some of these clowns get arrested down the road amid a money trail a mile long.
So listen up Florida, listen up Texas, listen up USC, listen up Ohio State, listen up Alabama, listen up all of you: PUT UP OR SHUT UP. GIVE YOUR TEAMS A REAL CHALLENGE, AND STOP BEING LIKE FLOYD MAYWEATHER (see my companion blog on him) AND CLAIMING TO BE THE BEST. IF YOU REALLY ARE, PLAY BOISE, BEAT THEM, AND PROVE IT.