A Few Thoughts on the College BS Bowl
OK,...once again, the world of semi-professional,..er,..I mean, Division1-A college football has lead to a massive controversy. Wyatt has a few thoughts about it himself.
For the uninitiated, the Bowl Championship Series (a/k/a the BS Bowl) is the match-up of the two top-rated college football programs in the United States.
The rankings for these games, and subsequent bowl schedule, is an alchemic blend of newspaper ranking polls, the rankings of the coaches themselves, an algebraic equation taking in "schedule strength," and a smattering of proto-matter.
Real Trek geeks will remember the last time someone used proto-matter,...
Anyway,...instead of this nonsensical and arbitrary system of picking a national champion, why not do something logical,..like,...oh, I don't know,..go back to the old automatic invitations to the New Year's Day bowls??
Don't faint,..the TrekMedic has a plan:
Division 1-A college football is broken down into 10 conferences:
The Big East
The Big Ten
The Atlantic Coast Conference (The ACC)
Conference USA (C*USA)
The Mid-American Conference (MAC)
The Southeastern Conference (SEC)
The Big 12
The Pacific 10 (Pac-10)
The Mountain West Conference
The Western Athletic Conference (WAC)
And,..they're are five big games:
The Sugar Bowl
The Cotton Bowl
The Rose Bowl
The Fiesta Bowl
The Orange Bowl
Is the TrekMedic missing something here??? Times were, the Big 10 met the Pac-10 on the Rose Bowl, the Big 8 (now 12) met the ACC in the Orange Bowl,..etc,
Why not now?
You say that'll leave you with 5 teams? Well,...after the bowl games, rank the victors using the "schedule strength" equation. Give the Number 1 a bye week! Hey, its worked its BS for a few years now,..why not in this plan?
You say the corporate sponsors will lose out on advertising dollars?
Ha! As of today, there are 20+ college bowl games between December 20th and January 7th this year. Any team with a better than 6-6 record is invited to one of these "kissing your cousin" consolation prize games. There'll be plenty of time for the Hidden Valley Salad Bowl, the Campbell Soup Bowl and the Lysol Toilet Bowl!
And think of the competitiveness this will engender: as of now, the only undefeated 1-A program was the University of Hawaii at 12-0. Unfortunately, they'll be going to the Sugar Bowl as the #10 ranked team in an also-ran game. Its that "schedule strength" thingy, since UH comes out of the WAC conference, which has only one other seriously competitive team. Boise State,..and they play on a BLUE ARTIFICIAL TURF field!
Stop the madness!