BCS Bedlam

"Oh hey! Have fun in the National Title...NOT."

By Andy Lindberg

I’ll be the first to admit I’m stoked out of my mind.  I’m a rabid Alabama Crimson Tide fan and a few weeks ago, my national title hopes were done.  I needed serious divine football God intervention to even have a shred of hope.  I needed undefeated #2 Oklahoma State to lose, #5 Boise State to lose, #4 Stanford to lose.  Shoot, I could have even used losses out of Oregon and Oklahoma just to be sure.

Would I see ALL five of those teams losing?  Not likely.  Oklahoma State was a lock to beat Iowa State and Oregon would surely cream USC after ousting Stanford.

Wait, hold on a moment…

(They lost?  Who?  ALL of them?  ALL!?!?)

*Ahem*, this just in, WHAT THE $*@# BCS?!?  You shatter my dreams and then hand them RIGHT back!?!  You TOY with the emotions of the college football fan and it has gone on for TOO long!  I had accepted Alabama’s demise.  ACCEPTED!  Now you want to give me more hope after crushing the hearts of so many others?  How DARE you!

As super stoked as I am for Alabama once again, has there ever been a more glaring example of why Division 1 college football needs a playoff system?  There have been examples before, sure, but now it’s a free-for-all.  This is a football debacle.  The computer deciding the new rankings might actually go Skynet on us in an attempt to understand what the heck just happened.

I want a divorce from the BCS.  I’m citing irreconcilable differences.  BCS hit me at the dinner table in front of my children.  It’s a monster that for some reason cannot be stopped, like how the Kardashians are still famous.  There is no answer to why either still exists.

This posting may be short, but you know it’s sweet.  Aside from the fact that the BCS rakes in TONS of money, is there a legitimate reason the BCS should stay instead of a playoff system?  Please comment if you have a good reason, because I would genuinely like to hear it.  Or comment if you hate the BCS.  Either way.  Also take a look at the poll below.


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