My love for football is second to none. Especially college football.
Nothing rivals the feeling of waking up on a Saturday morning, eating your breakfast, and donning yourself with your favorite team's colors (mine being Scarlet and Gray - Go Bucks!).
Once that clock strikes 12 noon (or 3:30... or 8:00), you know what time it is. It's kickoff time. Your heart starts racing, blood starts boiling, and you become engulfed in excitement. Well, this is how it used to be, "back in the day." Now we find ourselves in the days of the BCS ranking system, possibly the worst thing to ever happen to football on any level in the past half-century.
I'm going to skip all of the details about why the BCS system is garbage, because quite frankly, everyone already knows why, and I'm going to cut straight to my point.
College football isn't fun anymore. That's because of this system. I am a huge fan of the underdog (unless the underdog is playing my favorite team(s) that particular week), and there is nothing I'd love to see more than an Alabama vs. TCU BCS Championship game. But we won't see that this year, and probably won't anytime in the near future.
Why? Because the BCS/NCAA loves the big ticket, game-of-the-decade, powerhouse football teams, and they will do whatever it takes to see that at the end of the year.
Last night we witnessed Texas escape (yet another) narrow defeat against a team that they should have mopped the stadium with, the Nebraska Cornhuskers. That marks three this year. They played a mediocre Oklahoma team close, they played a 6-6 Texas A&M team close, and now this.
If the Longhorns go into the BCS National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide, they will get embarrassed beyond belief, similar to what Florida did to my Buckeyes back in '06. They just don't belong. And, finally, here are my three reasons why:
1. Vince Young does not play for UoT anymore. Long gone are the days of "HIS KNEE WAS DOWN!"
2. It's the little guy's turn. If the BCS/NCAA has any respect for themselves, they would recognize the true talent that a team like TCU or Boise has. They do to teams what Florida or Alabama would do to them: dominate. So if you were to have a game with Bama and TCU or Florida and Boise, why wouldn't it be a show?
3. DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT'S GAME?!