will no conference teams lose conference games? will Larry Scott figure out how to make both teams in a Pac game winners when the field clock says 0:00. there will still be bottom feeders in the major conferences. and it's Jon Embree's job to make sure we aren't one of them. it's unclear right now what structural obstacles we face in the Pac will be. in the BIg XII, our distant location and Denver as a pro sports town made CU an "outlier" from the core geographical teams (even when the head office was still in KC)...and thereby unable to have much efficacy re: our interests. while i agree the trends that will dominate football are 1. population density/media audiences=TV revenue and 2. the arms race will produce stronger "class" divisions, comrades. haves and have nots. outside CU's fortuitous placement in the Pac, i think this trending will eventually make me like college sports less. objectively. seems like most of the "games" will be decided off the field by a political economy of media and supply-side infrastructure and not between the whistles. that's kinda what we are arguing here, explicitly or not. no? I don't think it's a qualitative change, but one that is quantitative. more of the same....but at some point the acceleration of the money money money logic does produce Dewayne Wade and LeBron on the same team. Steinbrenner Yankee type results. being high on the money is one thing, but are there not at all disturbing tendencies to you as well? i'm not positing some "good old days" where NCAA football was pure and innocent...and now we've fallen. just a little trepidatious about some of this. if it's all about money, who cares about "competition"? in many ways as i say, the actual competition takes place off the field in the new model. sounds to me like we've become a bit like mini-Texas fans. internalized horn logic in our attempt to escape it...???