Well the BCS finally got it right. No one can dispute that Florida and Oklahoma will be a great game. I honestly can't think of two other teams more worth of playing for a National Championship, you know other than Texas, Alabama, USC, Penn State, Texas Tech, Utah, Boise State etc. For once I do believe they ultimately got it right for the title game, but honestly folks scanning some of these games you probably wouldn't care to watch them if they were literally playing in your own backyard.
We have nine, count 'em nine teams competing in bowls sporting a record of 6-6. So much for the "integrity" of the bowls. Thank God college football doesn't have an NIT, I couldn't imagine what that'd look like. Though outside of the BCS Championship game aren't they all exhibition games at this point for all intensive purposes? You won't see any "this time it counts" promos on FOX that's for sure.
What this really has become is when you lose. Granted they're willing to take the money in order to have a conference championship, but Alabama runs the table in the SEC going undefeated and loses their last game and now their national title hopes are shot. Then you have a team like Texas that beats OU head to head and in turn Texas ends up getting knocked off by Texas Tech. Talent laden USC only loses one game. Penn State drops one on a last second field goal. Then of course there's Utah and Boise State, both of whom go undefeated. Heck even Florida only lost on a missed extra point.
Looking some of these bowls, and yes folks these are actual bowl games: Navy-Wake Forest, Fresno State-Colorado State, South Florida-Memphis, Southern Miss.-Troy, Florida Atlantic-Central Michigan, Northern Illinois-Louisiana Tech, Rice-Western Michigan, Houston-Air Force, UConn-Buffalo, Tulsa-Ball State.
Notre Dame goes to Hawaii, there's worse places a team could go after a 6-6 campaign... the" fightin' pot" gets ready to be smoked in another bowl.
Then there's the matter of New Year's Day, which used to matter in college football (so much for tradition). South Carolina-Iowa, Michigan State-Georgia, Clemson-Nebraska, USC-Penn State, Cincinnati-Virginia Tech. Outside of the Rose Bowl are you sitting down and watching any of these games on any random Saturday?
Taking a look at the "top BCS games" aside from #1 vs. #2, unfortunately due to the rotational pecking order and what teams will travel well and draw big ratings, we're not going to get a true "3-4, 5-6, 7-8" etc. Hence there'll be some ugly matchups: Cincy-VA Tech because they have to, Alabama-Utah could easily be a blowout, Texas-Ohio State again another uneven matchup but at least OSU doesn't have to play another SEC school. Wouldn't Alabama-Texas make for better football?
Nice to see we still have those "traditional corporate sponsors" though, speaking of which some of these schools may want to cash their game checks pronto.