The B.C.S. Is B.S.

Mike's Common Sense


How would you like it, if you were a gourmand, seated at a five star restaurant; you just had a marvelous appetizer, and were ready to order your entrée, when the waiter told you they just closed the kitchen for the night? You would probably, not be very happy, and you would certainly be unfulfilled.




This is how all division I college football fans feel.The B.C.S. (Bowl Championship), games over the last week, were generally interesting, sometimes very exciting contests, but, they don’t mean a thing. However, if they were the quarter finals of the National Championship Tournament, they would have great meaning.




After the B.C.S. games, we now have four teams, that could argue they are the National Champs. Florida 13-1, Southern California 12-1, Texas 13-1, and undefeated Utah 13-0. All four are arguably great teams, but which one is the best? We will never know. That’s because the Einsteins who govern the N.C.A.A., decided that every sport, in every division, can have a playoff, to determine it’s champion, except the most important, division I. In division I, they let some computers, some voodoo doctors, and someone to be named later, decide which teams play for the mythical National Championship, and to hell with the other six legitimate teams.




It doesn’t make any sense to any real football fan, it doesn’t make any sense to anybody with an I.Q. over 80, it, just plain doesn’t make any sense at all. But the N.C.A.A., and the college presidents (who presumably are intelligent people), steadfastly refuse to have a playoff.




It would not be hard to do, and it would not effect the bowl system as we know it. First, reduce the number of regular season games by one, have all conferences decide their champion, with a Championship game. Play all the minor bowl games between December 1-14, then, have the top eight teams, play off in a seeded format, the next three weeks, using all the major bowls. Simply rotate which bowl games, will host the semi final, and the final games, each year.




I know that I would love to see if Utah could knock off Southern Cal, and Florida, they way they did Alabama (who was No. 1 practically all year). It is a shame, that we will never know, which of these deserving teams, is truly No.1.





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