In around an hour and a half the “National Title” game will kickoff. I along with millions of others will watch to see the crowning of the true “champion.” Sure that team won’t have to play undefeated TCU in a +1 scenario, nor did they have to run the gauntlet against the best teams from the other conferences. Instead they got through their conference without a loss, and they play in a major conference, so surely they must be the best team in the nation. There’s no way a team like Boise State, Utah, BYU, or TCU could ever be better than a team from one of the big 6 conferences. Except for next year when TCU is in the Big East, runs the table, then we will see what people say. Amazing that just joining a conference can give a team sudden legitimacy. I for one can’t wait for three teams to go undefeated AGAIN next season and see one of them get screwed out of a shot at the supposed title.
I, like most of you, am going to watch the game. Not because I think this is a game between the two best teams but because I like good football. What it boils down to tonight is you have a team with a Heisman winning QB, who arguably should be ineligible and will probably have to give-up his Heisman and if they win this game Auburn will probably have to vacate this too, and a team that is basically owned and run by Nike. So one team gets millions of dollars from a multi-national corporation and the other “allegedly” paid to get their best player on the team. Sounds like student athletes at their finest right?
As I tweeted earlier today the last game for both of these teams was on Dec. 4th. One of the arguments I often see about getting rid of the BCS is that the season already lasts so long. Well if each team had one game a week from Dec. 4th to last weekend the season would already be over even if you had a 32 team playoff system like March Madness. I understand it’s additional games for these students but the NCAA seems to disregard that all the time so what the hell why not right?
I saw in I believe Sports Illustrated the idea that what people like me who hate the Bc$ need is an eccentric billionaire to offer whoever wins this game and TCU $10 million each to play one another in a +1 game. Imagine the publicity and the tv rating if this happened. In the end the Bc$ is all about money and until something happens to change the fact that these bowls rake in millions of dollars nothing is going to change. Sadly I will be contributing to that problem tonight by giving this game an additional set of eyes in the tv rating. I’m only human though right?