Admittedly, I am ignorant in terms of how the BCS works…or doesn’t work as this season might indicate. I’ve heard it consists of voters from every conference and they are, I suppose, coaches, writers and maybe a wife or girlfriend or two.
Voting???? What a ridiculous concept and one that’s wrong, wrong, wrong when it comes to determining the nation’s best college football team. But this year, this system worked “fine” providing you’re chromosomaly challenged and love Oklahoma. If that’s the case, the poll worked in your favor, but not so much if you’re a Texas fan–or even someone who backs the Boise State Broncos.
Am I bellyaching because my beloved Longhorns beat OU 45-35 in the neutrality that is the Cotton Bowl this past October and because of verbal gerrymandering, will not be allowed to play in the National Championship game???
In a word, yes.
Now, hold your water there, Skeeter. I know all too well that Texas Head Coach, Mack Brown politicked fiercely to get the Steers in Rose Bowl to play Michigan at the end of the 04′ season. He probably angled far more egregiously than OU’s Bob Stoops did to get BCS voters to shove the Sooners passed the Longhorns at the end of the regular season (did I mention that the Horns beat OU??) enabling them to play in the National Championship game against a gridiron juggernaut also known as Florida.
Now, I ain’t no Miss Cleo, but it wouldn’t take her or a swami or the half- blind, perpetually snot-nosed psychopath who wears a parka in August and “lives” in a median near my house to predict that Florida will mop the stadium’s H, I, J, K adn “L” sections with the Sooners. I also know that will have a trickle down effect which will ultimately result in forcing Ohio State to drink the nasty ass bucket water. Couldn’t happen to two nicer teams (Oh and just a reminder, Texas beat Oklahoma this year and toppled the top rated Buckeyes in ’05 to eventually win the National Championship and will emerge victorious again in the Fiesta Bowl next month). I could only be happier if somehow A&M was involved…providing of course, the team actually had the talent to play college football.
But alas poor Yorick, that shit ain’t happening!
It goes without saying that it is high time that the BCS cease and desist with this archaic method of voting. A PLAY OFF SYSTEM THAT IS FAIR AND EQUITABLE MUST BE IMPLEMENTED!!! The process of elimination has to be in play. Without it, the current system consists of uneducated and biased voting AND unholy manipulations vis a vie temper trantrums as Stoops and Mack Brown have so proven. Coercion simply isn’t fair. And yes, I’d still feel this way even if the Longhorns WERE playing Florida (well, maybe there would be far less vitriol involved in my rant)., but that’s irrelevant. I still think we need to institute a play off system. It works (to a degree) in the NFL though it still amazes me that a team who’s lost seven games can still be declared a “world champion”.
But hence the reason for the saying, “on any given Sunday”, I suppose.
What I am about to admit before God, man and blog will result in my risking significant taunting by my fellow burnt orange bloods, but I am nothing if not a realist. While Texas is a great team lead by the moxie and natural instincts of God’s vicar on Earth (Colt McCoy–and you have to admit, that is one helluva great name for a jock!!), I do believe that Texas beat Oklahoma last October. Emphatically. Soundly.
The damn Sooners reinvented themselves after the loss to the Longhorns and in doing so, they unleashed a series of placing big old “W’s” in the win column that can ONLY be described as “fierce grudge victories”. That said, I think the final score would be different if the two teams played again. Nothing against my beloved Longhorns, but OU plays with a fire in it’s belly. However, I don’t think a 30-ton blast furnace shoved in their colons would be enough to help them beat Florida, but perhaps Oklahoma is the team that should be the one that loses the BCS Championship game.
There. I said it.
But that still doesn’t negate the fact that the BCS system’s current ways and means are severely flawed and a playoff system must be integrated. Voting based on prejudice and favoritism doesn’t cut it. Hell, that’s the difference between a team that’s the best in the nation and one that’s the most popular.
My God, what’s next? A swimsuit competition?
Well, I gotta give him points for the nice powder keg legs though.