MoonDawg's Den: Bull Crap Series

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Bull Crap Series

As a Georgia Bulldogs fan, I have little love for the Florida Gators - but, they probably are more deserving of the No. 2 slot in the BCS and a trip to the national championship game than Michigan, who already had their crack at Ohio State and lost. Still, the controversy this year again highlights what an idiotically flawed system college football's Bowl Championship Series is. Pat Forde at ESPN nails it:
The voters have spoken. Between Gator chomps, here's what they said:

Never mind.

Never mind what we did the last couple of weeks, voting Michigan ahead of Florida. We've changed our minds because, hey, we can.

Because the rematch thing suddenly became too real. Because when Urban Meyer politicks, we listen. Because we thought it was time to throw the embittered SEC a bone after stonewalling Auburn's national title bid two years ago.

We thought the Wolverines were better than Florida back in November -- and even though Michigan hasn't played a down of football since Nov. 18, we've decided that we don't think so anymore. We were dazzled by the Gators' work since that date: a seven-point victory over Florida State and a 10-point win over Arkansas. And we decided that Ohio State-Michigan was not in need of a sequel.

That's our story and we're sticking to it. Now if you'll excuse us, we'd like to put our fake nose and glasses back on and return to anonymity. These publicized ballots make us more accountable than we'd prefer. Goodbye.
To put an end to this nonsense, Captain Ed proposes a 16-team tournament, using the current BCS ranking system to set the seedings. Good plan - which has about as much chance of happening as a Danish cartoonist convention being held in Mecca.

3 Comments:

  • I hate the BCS. A team from a small conference like the Mountain West doesn't have a prayer. Even when Utah got a BCS Bowl bid, they played a crappy team and didn't get the chance to prove they deserved it. I love the playoff idea. You could even use the bowls as playoff spots if you wanted to appease the purists and the people with the money.

    By Anonymous Jeff, At 10:41 PM, December 06, 2006  

  • BTW, the BCS is why I don't watch college football anymore. At least with the NFL I know that the champion will be decided on the field. Also, why have them wait a month to play them. The teams always get rusty, and I think that distracts from the game as well.

    By Blogger Jeff, At 10:42 PM, December 06, 2006  

  • Yes the gap between the regular season and the bowl games is ridiculous - by the time Ohio State plays in the BCS championship game on Jan. 8th, a total of 51 days will have passed since it last played a game - nearly two months! How is a team supposed to keep its edge after such a long hiatus is beyond me.

    By Blogger Garry, At 2:34 PM, December 07, 2006  

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