Even during the Winter Olympics, the college football world will still make its presence known regardless of how subtle. If you happen to be one of the few chosen athletes in Vancouver representing the United States, take a good look at who is driving you from venue to venue. If you are lucky, you will be chauffeured around town by the executive director of the BCS.
Bill Hancock decided to take some time off from his ED duties and volunteered at the 2010 Olympic games. He primarily drives athletes from their hotel or Olympic Village to either their venue of choice or to several locations for official team USA events. Though he has explicit instructions to not speak to any of the athletes unless spoken to, Hancock is just ready to unleash his fury regarding a BCS playoff system. Hancock doesn’t want a playoff system at all and recently had the opportunity to express this to his passenger and American short track skater Travis Jayner that a BCS playoff will not “happen in my lifetime.” Much to his surprise, Jayner doesn’t want to see a playoff system either.
If you are interested in tracking Hancock during the Vancouver games, be sure to check out Berry Tramel’s blog that basically memorializes Hancock’s daily events. In the meantime, I hope he gets some passengers/athletes that are adamantly for a playoff system as the ED needs to have an open mind and listen to what the majority of the fans want to see…a true national championship game.
Go Team USA, bring home the GOLD and convince your driver that a playoff system is a good thing!