Oklahoma Sooners Football

I Should Love The BCS, But I Just Can't

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02:  An American flag is spread across the field during the national anthem before the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the West Virginia Mountaineers at the Tostito's Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium January 2, 2008 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)
J. Robert ByromCorrespondent IAugust 9, 2009

I do not believe any team has benefited from the BCS more than my Alma mater, the Oklahoma Sooners.

As a sooner fan, I should love the BCS with all my heart. It has brought money, recognition and notoriety to my school and its conference to an even greater extent than ever before. The Sooners have benefited from the system like no other getting four chances to play for the National Championship in the last ten years.

Trust me, like any good Sooner, I have no love for the Longhorns nor am I a fan of Mack Brown and UT complaining about a system that they voted for repeatedly only after it reached up and bit them but they are right the system is broken.

I have heard the arguments against a playoff and they all have major flaws.

It is too hard on the student athlete. Well, it would be played during Christmas break and i have never met a student athlete that would rather be in class than the playing field.

I love the tradition of the bowls. well, I do to but that tradition has been thrown out the door along time ago. The conference alignments have been thrown off. A good number have moved to new stadiums. Sorry, the tradition of all these bowls were majorly compromised when the BCS first started.

The schools would make less money. Are you serious? Are you telling me that if No. 1, and No. 2 had to play three or four times to get to the national championship that it would not make more money than one game.

It would be too hard on the fans to travel to every game. Well, only a very few fans go to these games to begin with. Most successful schools sell much more in season tickets than they get allotted for these big games.

Plus every game would be televised so there is no requirement to go to all these games. But if you did, imagine the memory you would have of following your team and entire Christmas break and watching them march all the way to the championship.

I know we are stuck with the system for a while. I do think it will change eventually though because more and more coaches are becoming unhappy with it which means that school presidents will have to change their votes to appease their top paid and coveted coaches.

Plus, if an OU fan, who was reaped the benefits of the BCS like no other cannot support the BCS, there is definitely a problem.

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