First of all, I'm not bitching about playing in warm weather. My complaint is about having to play in the backyard of the opponent. The Title games in Arizona after the 2002 and 2006 seasons were against teams from Florida and were fair from a geographic perspective, even though they were in a warm-weather location.
Secondly, Delany may speak for the B1G, but he doesn't always hold a position that I agree with. And his proposal about having the Rose Bowl separate from the BCS semi-final games got almost no support and has been rendered dead in the current talks. I think he knew that would happen. It was a blip on the radar as far as the current discussions go.
Thirdly, please don't ever quote me again and make a statement about what I can and cannot do. I can damn well state an opinion that isn't something that Delany supports.
If they insist on having warm-weather bowls as part of the BCS semifinal games, (and they won't let teams up north host any games), then I would like to see the matchups arranged to minimize any geographic advantage among the four teams. For example, in a year, where USC, Texas, Florida, and tOSU are teams 1 through 4, and the bowl sites are the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl; I'd like to see USC-tOSU in the Sugar Bowl and Texas-Florida in the Rose Bowl.
If someone says that USC earned a home game by being #1, that's fine if tOSU can have a game in Ohio when they're #1.
I realize that my geographical-fairness proposal will get nowhere, since it would [censored] off the fans by making them have to travel farther, and could have a negative impact on ticket demand. They'd still sell out, but they might not be able to charge as much as they'd like.
But I just want to get fairness for tOSU in ongoing playoff scenarios. I don't care about maintaining the Rose Bowl's historical matchups, and if the B1G commissioner does care about that, then he might be representing my favorite team's league, but he's not speaking for me.