Sunday, November 20, 2011
The chaos continues
It began Friday night, and continued through Saturday as Chokelahoma earned their name and Clemson proved while they are the Kings of the Mid Season Championship.
All the BCS is left with to maintain their legitimacy is LSU. Now don't get us wrong, we're not opposed to the current system college football uses hoping that by year's end, one team stands out above all others. The problem is all the excuses in favor of it are lies or delusions.
The regular season is a playoff, which is why people are arguing for a rematch of would-be eliminated Alabama. And explains Nebraska in 01, FSU in 2000, LSU in 07, Auburn in 04, among others.
It's too many games, which is why we keep finding ways to add a 12th game, and conference championships so that LSU will need 14 games, just one fewer than the 1-AA champ will play this year.
They'll miss to much class time, because the NCAA is serious about educating these kids and football players miss the least class time of all "student"-athletes and only a small fraction of the class time missed by basketball players, baseball players, and every non-revenue sport.
It'll diminish the regular season, because South Carolina and Clemson are both gonna come out hard with so much to play for Saturday. Or that hugely important civil war with Oregon and Oregon St.But the debate and argument is part of the fun. Our response to this, if you please Mr. Jones-Drew.
But let the purists cry and laud their "system", which is pretty much just a mass money grab by the powers that be, as D-1A football remains the only level of college football in the country where they're too good for a playoff to decide the champion. It's a unique system, that has flaws just like playoffs do. Yes, playoffs have their flaws, reducing the ultimate impact of some regular season games and rewarding the hot team at the end of a year instead of the arguable "best team all season long". But the current bowl system is loaded with flaws as well, and anyone who says otherwise is either being delusional, or part of the corruption.