NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > It Is What We Have: Sorry, I DON'T buy that...
December 5, 2011, 12:15 PM
Regarding the BCS NC game. How many talking heads regurgitated that tired old sentiment "It is what we have, so it was the correct decision".

Sorry folks, I'm not buyin. The BCS fails over and over, there is massive hemoragging, and the powers that be keep putting bandaids on it. Everyone knows the logic on both sides of the rematch and this thread isn't about regurgitating that logic. That is as productive as the rematch itself.

I know this isn't a matter of national security or anything, so please accept the following for what it is: an analogy. In 1773 the "monopolistic East India Company controlled all the tea imported into the colonies." The colonists in Boston could have said "It is what we have". Thank God they didn't. "On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor."

The monopolistic Bowl Championship Series controls FBS championship games. The "officials" refuse to return the games to the NCAA (or whatever governing body it is that supposedly is regulating this smelly bag of 'tea' they want us to drink.

I don't know about you, but I refuse. I'm dumping my tea in the harbor this year, and every year to follow, until the "Tea Act" is rescinded.

JMO, YOU DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO...
December 5, 2011  12:19 PM ET

Here's an idea. Call down to your local "Occupy Something Somewhere" office, and tell'em you have a job for them. Tell'em it's urgent, too.

December 5, 2011  12:53 PM ET

So the suggestion is to not watch the MNC game or what? I can go for that depending on what else is on/what else is going on that night. A 6-6 missed FG fest is hardly must-see TV.

December 5, 2011  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Here's an idea. Call down to your local "Occupy Something Somewhere" office, and tell'em you have a job for them. Tell'em it's urgent, too.

Not a bad idea...

I realize this does nothing, and I am probably by my lonesome. Most peeps are semi-satisfied with "what is".

I'm not. And 'I'm not' enuff to boycott all BCS games, even the ones I would like to watch (Rose and Fiesta are pretty much it). I will watch non-BCS bowls that catch my interest. It will do nothing, I know. But my frustration reached the point I have to vent, so I did.

If anyone else wants to vent, have at it...

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December 5, 2011  12:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So the suggestion is to not watch the MNC game or what? I can go for that depending on what else is on/what else is going on that night. A 6-6 missed FG fest is hardly must-see TV.

No suggestions, but I'm not watching any BCS game.

As I said, You do what you gotta do. I'm NOT trying to start a movement, just my own personal protest. But if others decide to join...

BTW, as I've said before, I wouldn't watch that particular game anyway. Has no appeal to me on any level; like watching a movie twice that wasn't good the first time. A different ending proves nothing, and neither does the same ending.

December 5, 2011  01:00 PM ET

Um, when do the Trogans return to eligibility?
Would you feel the same way if it were Trogans - Ducks II?
No, and if you say you do, you're lying.

December 5, 2011  01:02 PM ET

I don't have a dog in this hunt. My alma mater's team isn't even bowl eligible this year due to a lack of victories. That said, I will watch some Bowl games on the telly. Given its broadcast date/time, I may not make it all the way through the BCS NCG.

December 5, 2011  01:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Some vgood games. Oregon-WisconsinOklahoma St-StanfordGeorgia-Michigan StateNebraska-South CarolinaKansas St-Arkansas

I agree with your 'good games', and I would be very interested in the O-Wiscy and Stanford-Okie St. were I not boycotting the BCS.

The others plus more I'll be watching. Clemson, Va Tech, WVU, doubt I'd watch any of those loosers anyway. JMO

December 5, 2011  01:04 PM ET

Maybe the new PAC commish can ally with the SEC's Slive and bring about change.

December 5, 2011  01:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

No suggestions, but I'm not watching any BCS game.As I said, You do what you gotta do. I'm NOT trying to start a movement, just my own personal protest. But if others decide to join...BTW, as I've said before, I wouldn't watch that particular game anyway. Has no appeal to me on any level; like watching a movie twice that wasn't good the first time. A different ending proves nothing, and neither does the same ending.

Any? Good principle but the Rose and Fiesta seem like decent games to watch. The way tSUN and VT slimed into the Sugar kinda makes it unwatchable for me, but the matchup is fairly even at least. No interest at all in WVU vs Clemson-WVU will get blown out and neither team deserves to be there.

So in all likelyhood I will watch 2 of 5 this year. And LSU is already the NC as far as I am concerned.

December 5, 2011  01:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Um, when do the Trogans return to eligibility? Would you feel the same way if it were Trogans - Ducks II? No, and if you say you do, you're lying.

You are correct sir, and I won't deny. Bottom line on that one is my overriding love for Trojan football.

If a H addict had been at the tea party, and the product was China White, I doubt he would have participated regardless of his conviction on taxation w/o representation. I would expect no Bama or LSU fans/addict to skip this one either.

BUT...I can truthfully say it would be less than satisfying, and would have rather seen USC playing a quality OOC opponent, iven if it meant an alternate BCS game rather than the BCS NC game, than to see an interconference repeat. BTW, a better example would be a PAC south team with just 1 loss to USC, wich would be even more distastefull.

As a Trojan fan I am more interested in them proving themselves against OOC oppnents than conference opponents they play EVERY year. I have Bama ffan friends that feel the same about Bama this year.

December 5, 2011  01:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Any? Good principle but the Rose and Fiesta seem like decent games to watch. The way tSUN and VT slimed into the Sugar kinda makes it unwatchable for me, but the matchup is fairly even at least. No interest at all in WVU vs Clemson-WVU will get blown out and neither team deserves to be there.So in all likelyhood I will watch 2 of 5 this year. And LSU is already the NC as far as I am concerned.

None. Agree with your assesments of the games tho. The Stanford Okie St game is especially interesting, and there is one thing that would (and may) make me change on that one.

I have a Gson attending Okie State, and we will be together during the holidays. We've been watching CFB together since he was about 8 (2002?), maybe even before. Since there is now distance (as in miles, not relationship) between us, I hold tightly to our time together and would go out of my way to watch the Fiesta (and cheer the Cowboys on), and would hold even tighter to the memories.

December 5, 2011  01:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

And LSU is already the NC as far as I am concerned.

Agree with that, so what's the point (of the game)?

December 5, 2011  03:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Agree with that, so what's the point (of the game)?

So SEC fanboys can say we have won x number of titles in a row...

This year I doubt they can say it with a straight face though.

December 5, 2011  04:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

So SEC fanboys can say we have won x number of titles in a row...This year I doubt they can say it with a straight face though.

You don't really need to dig the SEC fans about this. I doubt most of them outside of Bama fans approve of this. Sure there are some.

I simply think it was misguided voter logic. I laid it out in a post last night.

Sadly, there is no point to this game. Not even a good inter-conference match up like we usually get with some disgruntled people upset about being left out.

December 5, 2011  04:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

You don't really need to dig the SEC fans about this. I doubt most of them outside of Bama fans approve of this. Sure there are some. I simply think it was misguided voter logic. I laid it out in a post last night. Sadly, there is no point to this game. Not even a good inter-conference match up like we usually get with some disgruntled people upset about being left out.

Its not the fans' fault. That much is true, but if someone says we are the best because of so many in a row with no one else is allowed to compete its pretty ugly.

Agree about the no point to an extent-if LSU wins its not nearly as bad for the BCS as a Bama win would be. Bama winning might break the entire system. Will have to ponder that awhile.

December 5, 2011  04:55 PM ET

This year is the perfect example of why the BCS should not exist. Not only because of the NCG, bit because of the Sugar and Orange Bowls. Lots of more deserving and better teams got hosed yesterday.
That said, I only have one more month to legitimately use my name. :(

December 5, 2011  04:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

This year is the perfect example of why the BCS should not exist. Not only because of the NCG, bit because of the Sugar and Orange Bowls. Lots of more deserving and better teams got hosed yesterday. That said, I only have one more month to legitimately use my name. :(

Just add the year after it and it will live forever. Still has a nice ring to it.

 
December 5, 2011  05:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Just add the year after it and it will live forever. Still has a nice ring to it.

Bingo. Thx

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