The Big 12 and the SEC make a big announcement today that they've reached a five year agreement for the football champions to play in a bowl game against each other.
Sounds great. Except...
Look at the fine print.
"If one or both of the league champions are selected to play in what is expected to be a four-team national championship playoff, another team would be selected for the Big 12-SEC matchup."
Now let's look at the last nine years in college football. We see Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, and LSU playing in different National Championship games. Sometimes, against each other.
That means the odds are against EVER having the conference champs play against each other. Chances are it's at least one second place team. Or, in last year's case, it would've been the third place team from the SEC.
And, if and when the BCS turns into a Final Four bracket, we may never see the champs for either conference.
You know what that means? This is just like the recent Cotton Bowls. Arkansas against Kansas State... LSU vs A&M... Mississippi against Oklahoma State. Good teams, but not the conference champs.
You think Jerry Jones has figured that out before he bids the big bucks for this game?