Thursday, January 05, 2006

For You College Football Fans Out There

Many sports analysts and even Congressmen argue that the BCS is a flawed system. They say that it too often ends in "sniping and controversy, rather than winners and losers." However, if you look back at the short history of the BCS, you will find one thing, it works, and it works better than the system it replaced. The previous system was so flawed that the top 2 teams in the country could not and would not face each other due to such constraints as the Rose Bowl always hosting the Big 10 v. Pac 10. If you look at the BCS since its existence, it has pitted such foes as Ohio State v. Miami, Tennessee v. Florida State, and this years great Texas v. USC match up.

The BCS has been a fair way of bringing the top 2 teams picked by the coaches, writers and computers into the same game, something very rare before 1998. Look at this years BCS lineup. All but one of the games were decided by 3 points. All of the games were exciting and intriguing match ups that pulled in many television viewers. And you got to see perhaps the most anticipated and hyped up college football game in history, something that would not have happened due to the silly constraints of the old college football system. So next time you think of criticizing the BCS, just remember that it is a vast improvement from what was before.


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