I am sick of the BS, err I mean the BCS. Let’s put that all together. I am sick of the BS of the BCS. That’s better.
The national championship game between LSU and Alabama is a joke! LSU deserves to be there, but Alabama has no right to be playing in that game. I can’t believe I am going to do this but, I will quote Nick Saban, Bama’s Head Coach, “”If you don’t win your conference championship then you have no business playing for a national championship” Saban uttered these words in 2003! What has changed Nick? Someone fly me to Tuscaloosa so I can ask him about his current position on that eight year old statement!
I agree with what he said nearly a decade ago and I will take the argument a step further, if you don’t win your DIVISION let alone your CONFERENCE you have no business playing for a national championship. The Tide did neither this year.
So who should play for it? I think Oklahoma State with their impressive win over Oklahoma to win THEIR conference was a pretty bold statement. Alabama had their chance to beat LSU. At home. After a bye week. Enough said.
The championship game is just one illustration of the BS. How about 11-1 Boise State not getting an at-large bid to a BCS game? Their only loss of the year was by one point, ONE POINT! So they are playing in the MAACO Bowl against a 6-6 Arizona State in the middle of December. Even 6-6 Florida is playing in a better bowl game. The name of that game has a lot to be desired, more on that a little later. The system is beyond broken. It is a travesty.
I am so glad that Boise’s Chris Petersen blasted the BCS to the local reporters yesterday:
“Everybody is just very tired of the BCS,” Petersen said. “I think that’s the bottom line. Everybody is frustrated. Everybody doesn’t really know what to do anymore. It doesn’t make sense to anybody. I don’t think anybody is happy anywhere.”
He is absolutely right. If this year doesn’t solidify the case for a playoff system, there will never be one. If the presidents of the FBS Division can’t agree to one, I say fire them all! They aren’t doing their student-athletes any favors, they aren’t doing their alumni any and certainly not their universities either. The pay day for the schools if and when a playoff system is put in place, will be a financial windfall that will make Alex Rodriguez’s original $252 million contract with the Rangers look like the penny that is sitting next to my computer.
So let’s finally put the BS behind us. (And I am not talking about Boise State) Let’s get ready for some football. Gee, I really can’t wait for that Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl! Where do some of these names come from?