Sunday, December 02, 2007

bcs is a load of bs


I must say I'm sick and tired of hearing about all the nonsense regarding the insanity of the BCS system. For the uninitiated, that's the impossible-to-understand system that ranks college football teams throughout the season and decides which two get to vie for the national collegiate football championship title. I don't think there's anyone on the planet who likes it, so it's time to get rid of the darned thing. I'm not the first person to suggest there should be a playoff system similar to ones for most of the other NCAA sports—and I won't be the last. I don't want to hear any crap about scheduling issues...it works well enough for Division I-AA football teams! So just do what you have to do and make it so.

Speaking of Division I-AA: It's high time that the Ivy League were allowed into the NCAA I-AA football playoffs. For the past I-don't-know-how-long, Ivy League presidents have decided against letting the winner of the regular season compete in the national championships. The Ivy coaches are understandably livid about it. I would normally call this kind of thing "whining," since football programs, even at Ivy League schools, generally get waaaay more funding and perks than all other sports. Still, I don't blame the gridiron managers for being annoyed. Pretty much every other Ivy League sport has the opportunity to compete in an end-of-season championship (assuming they've compiled the requisite stellar record)...It's only fair to let the boys play on!

2 comments:

  1. I think it boils down to only being able to please half the people half the time. Although I'm also a big proponent of a brief playoff system, I can see folks targeting the negatives as soon as it is put into place.

    I can only imagine what MLB would be like if they placed two teams in the world series based on the regular season.

    That being said, I often find that the briefness of the college football season makes every game, and every play, more intense, especially the rivalry games.

    Speaking of which, I don't see any Auburn helmet in that picture. What gives??

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  2. Yeah, well, there ain't no Brown helmet either, so deal with it ;) I don't really think there's any way to compare the full MLB (or NFL, for that matter) season to the college football season. Obviously the length of time the later has to play is a limiting factor. But I'll say it again that they do it in Division 1-AA, so it can't be all that hard!

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