Hats off to the good people of Baylor who follow the Bears' football program, and more specifically the fans who extended their middle finger to the scam artists who run the BCS and the bowl games.
Baylor reportedly has returned 5,000 tickets to the Fiesta Bowl of the 17,000 it had to buy. The school has reportedly said it sold 11,000 tickets, and kept an additional 1,000 on hand. A sincere kudos to the Baylor people who want no part of this garbage game.
This is not a Baylor problem. This is a BCS problem. On StubHub.com, there are 4,200 tickets for the Fiesta Bowl available, beginning at $16. Parking passes start at $17. It will cost more to park your car than to watch the game.
Baylor v. Central Florida is a ticket to a blowout. UCF is not going to Boise State the BCS. The Bears are 16.5 point favorites. Baylor fans should not have to pay extra to watch this pre-arranged dog, since the Bears' non-conference schedule is already designed to do that.
Other than the Rose and Sugar Bowls, the rest are the same. It all comes down to location, matchup; the combination of Phoenix and Bears v. UFC ain't worth the hassle, or money.
People are finally rising up against the BCS cartel, having recognized that just because it says 'BCS' means it's not that much bigger of a deal than the Pinkalicious Bowl in Grand Rapids. The prices are just higher.
The four-team playoff coming next year will most assuredly fix the attendance problems; had Baylor v. UCF been a playoff game, Baylor would not be returning a single ticket.
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