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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Are You Ready for Some Football?

From hot-bed political topics to some SERIOUS football discussion....don't ever accuse me of not being well rounded!

Anyone who follows college football will know that the BCS bowl selection is entirely screwed today. There are SIX, count 'em, SIX top ten teams with a record of 11-2. How do you pick who goes to the National Championship when each of those teams has lost twice, to often quality opponants?

Furthermore, in my ever-so-humble opinion, Ohio State, with a record of 11-1 shouldn't be an automatic shoe-in as number one either. The Buckeyes haven't played since the beginning of NOVEMBER. They play in a fairly week conference (sorry Big Ten-ers, but, c'mon!), without a championship game. I would pick Oklahoma over OSU any day, especially given the Sooner's decisive win over Mizzou yesterday in San Antonio.

Since I know that MANY of the big-wig NCAA officials are regular readers of my esteemed blog, I will submit my "answer to this BCS quandary" to them:

1. A two game, four team playoff. The top four teams in the BCS standings play a play-off game. The two winning teams then play each other in the National Championship.

2. Every BCS-bowl eligible conference MUST have a championship game. I understand that NCAA rules dictate that a conference must have 12 teams in order to play a championship game, so I say, "chop, chop PAC 10, Big 10 and Big East!" Go get yourselves a couple more teams. There are plenty of quality schools in crappy conferences, who should jump at the chance of joining one of the big 'uns (read: ones that make a TON of money). If Notre Dame is going to play on national TV every pickin' week, they can move to a decent conference, for goodness sakes. Then there's South Florida, Boise State and Hawaii. All top 25 teams who could easily hold their own in a "big" conference.

3. Write it into NCAA/BCS law that Alabama is ensured a spot in the National Championship bowl regardless of their record.

See, if the NCAA big shots would take my advice, the college football world would be a much less volatile place. And isn't that what sport is actually about: getting along and being nice to one another?


Richard said...

As a corollary to #3, I heretofore submit that Auburn be automatically precluded from any national championship game.

Jane said...

If you could hear what's going on in my head right now, it sounds a lot like the teacher from Charlie Brown. Wah wah wah wah wah wahhhhh... (Jane's head falls on the desk with a clunk)

Peitricia Mae said...

Ditto Jane. This makes History of the CBC look like Mr. Mugs.