As I listened to Eric Kuselias fill in for Colin Cowherd this morning, I heard Eric claim that Utah took the money of an automatic bid because "sometimes you have to choose between paying the rent and your principles". The problem I have with that sentiment is that it dooms us from ever actually fixing the problem. If the system is so corrupt that any noisemakers can have their silence bought then we will never get rid of the glaring inequitiy and insanity of the BCS. It is the reason that Congress had to break up Standard Oil because no one else had enough power to do it.
Furthermore, to say that Utah now "has a chance" at the title is a laughable. Just because they are going to get a BCS bid does not mean they are going to get a chance at the championship. All that means is that they'll get a higher paying bowl. They will still be snubbed for being in a weak conference. In short, they took Monty's offer and didn't get the goat but didn't get the car either and we the audience are stuck wearing the donkey outfits.