Dallas Mavericks owner and humble billionaire Mark Cuban really, really wants a playoff in college football, and he’s willing to pay out of his own pocket to make it happen. Cuban claims, according to an ESPN report, to be in the exploring the logistics of executing a 12- or 16-team postseason for the NCAA’s 120 FBS football programs.
“The more I think about it, the more sense it makes as opposed to buying a baseball team,” said Cuban, who tried to buy the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers within the last few years. “You can do something the whole country wants done.”
“Put $500 million in the bank and go to all the schools and pay them money as an option,” Cuban said. “Say, ‘Look, I’m going to give you X amount every five years. In exchange, you say if you’re picked for the playoff system, you’ll go.’ “
Whatever. Talk of college football playoff resonates the same as that of corn-powered cars or an all-consumption federal tax system: it would be great if it happened, but it never will. There are just too many egos to please and too many palms to grease. It’s like working at one of those peep show booths, except that it’s for old, scraggly white people. In other words, just like a normal peep show booth. But in nicer neighborhoods.