How else can we express our displeasure with the most sanctimonious system for not only determining the champion of major college football but for divvying up tens of millions of dollars each year? With Twitter and Facebook tag lines disingenuously noting “Every Game Counts,” a rematch of two not just conference but divisional opponents undermines the entire system. Insulting us further the BSC Sugar Bowl chose the 11th and 13th rated teams under the BCS scoring system instead of the 7th and 8th, while the BCS Orange Bowl selected the 15th and 23rd rated teams. This is the system which according to its website touts itself as, “one of the most successful events in the history of college football.” Really, compared to what? Nothing? At this point nothing makes more sense and we wouldn’t have to listen to Bowl Championship Series executive director Bill Hancock’s spewing nonsensical antidotes of college athletes whose lives were turned around when their team finally made it the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg (12/20/11) or maybe the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise (average temperature on December 20 is 24.1 degrees).
The BCS’ web site proudly includes the television ratings for all bowl games including of course the championship game. As much as I love college football, let’s put a dent in those numbers and maybe that will make them think.