Trial balloon already losing air

The trial balloon about nixing a seventh bowl is already flatulating.

Big East Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco told CBS Sports, “The commissioners have all voiced support for this. I don’t know where the talk of it not happening came from, but we’re pretty confident it can get done. We think it has real value.”

Larry Scott, balloon man?

The suggested bowl would match a champion from the Big East, Mountain West, Conference USA, Mid-American and Sun Belt Conferences against a Big 12 or Pac-12 team, providing a gateway to the playoffs.

We’re probably closer to identifying one of the anonymous balloon floaters:

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said today on CBS’ The Tim Brando Show that a decision on the seventh bowl is six to nine months down the road.

“Whether there are going to be six of seven (bowls), that’s an open question … Any speculation on a seventh bowl is premature,” Scott said.

Premature only in your mind Larry, and it shouldn’t require six to nine months to decide the obvious.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.