Stop Your Whining
It's Nick Saban vs. Les Miles Part Deux. AP File Photo/Rob Carr
With the Dodgers postseason run, the Lakers undefeated start to their season and the election and subsequent hangover getting in the way, let’s talk some football!
And by talk I don’t mean whine endlessly about the BCS. At every turn people are just bemoaning what an awful system the BCS is. Even President-Elect Obama mentioned that he is in favor of an eight-team playoff for college football.
Let me put this in plain English: A PLAYOFF SYSTEM WILL NEVER HAPPEN. I will be given the right to marry before this happens.
As with anything political in nature, this all comes down to money. The bowl games give money directly to schools and conferences, whereas a playoff system will give the money to the NCAA. That’s why the Rose Bowl with the Pac-10 and Big Ten conferences didn’t join the first two attempts (Bowl Coalition and Bowl Alliance) to determine a consensus national champion.
So if you don’t like it, stop watching it. The national championship game averages around a 17 rating and plateaued with a 21.7 for the USC-Texas Rose Bowl in 2006. With numbers like that all the money is going into the pockets of the bowls, conferences and schools. So stop it.