No Dice: The BCS Has Struck Out Yet Again in 2009
The Bowl Championship Series threw out its best prevent coverage.
And to much dismay of those who have seemingly been thrown under the bus, it worked out.
College football missed this flag, yet again.
It had a chance to make history, make the right call, and just kind of farted it away without any hesitation.
Just think; we were one 46-yard field goal away from utter chaos.
The Mack Browns, Nick Sabans, and Urban Meyers of the world were just that close to seeing it all unravel before their very eyes.
It would've been a glorious disarray of confoundedness.
Coaches would've been voting for their own teams, pleading to other coaches to give them a shot, while the powers-that-be would have made the most desperate of desperate pleas for one more shot.
Thank you Hunter Lawrence for keeping the status quo;and that's how it'll play out.
A criminally-overrated Texas team will play for the BCS National Championship.
Its quarterback is skilled and all those youthful, whippersnapper looks to go along with a penchant to make plays and be lucky at the same time.
The kid didn't even know the rule that the football must hit something before the clock stops.
Yeah, this is your probable 2009 Heisman Trophy winner;full of gusto, sideline prayer, and fruitful inadequacies.
It Certainly would've been something had Colt McCoy put just a little bit more under it.
Imagine it, the Heisman Trophy frontrunner finishing off his college career with one of the stupidest moves in the history of college football.
Colt's lucky, all the big guys seem to be.
Which brings us to this year's BCS draw.
Albeit a run-of-the-mill phrase or not, just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, those bazillionaire executives throw you a 3-2 curve ball.
Knees buckled, dreams shattered; see you later.
See you later, TCU great season.
You dominated every ranked opponent you played and rank in the top of five of both offense and defense.
But, we'd rather stick with Colt. He's a good kid, with a great smile, and a historic program behind him.
What's a Horned Frog?
See you later, Cincy. Phenomenal job by Brian Kelly and his entire program.
The Big East was much improved from a year ago and the Big East title win against Pitt was one for the ages.
Well, we know you're still undefeated, but,did you hear Colt still is, too?
Adios, Boise State. You've continued your pre-eminence and taken no prisoners along the way.
You've struggled against some mediocre teams, but the bottom line is we aren't big fans of potatoes or your smurfy-turfy, so here's a sombrero.
The BCS title game will be Alabama vs. Texas.
Saban got over the hump this year, the ball bounced (or fell, rather) in timely fashion and Mack Brown has another chance to talk up his program into the level of the heavens above.
Opposed to a year ago, where one team finished with an unblemished record, 2009 has brought us five perfections;five.
Texas won the Big 12 title. They were mauled by a boy named Suh and survived, to the grace of a kickoff specialist that must've been drinking some of Ron Artest's yak.
A superfluous season at best in Austin. Non-conference powerhouses such as Louisiana-Monroe, Wyoming, and UTEP were all colossal challenges and obviously helped the Longhorns when push came to shove Sunday night.
So what's the problem?
The B ig C ity S uckers, left someone out in the cold—literally.
After TCU head coach Gary Patterson saw his team miss out on a deserving national title shot, the boss simply walked out of his house in disheartening shock.
He didn't even have his shoes on. He just walked down the street thinking of all the things that could've (should've?) bounced his team's way.
Once again, they didn't.
Once again, we get to see a hyped-up national title game between two storied programs crash-and-burn into an abundance of flawed hullabaloo.
TCU deserved a shot and Cincy deserved consideration.
And yet again, the BCS failed to deliver when it needed to most.
It needed to prove to millions of fans that, for once, money doesn't matter.
For once, names such as Young, Bryant, and Brown didn't matter.
But another failure ensued and the BCS was pushed around by its own perfect view of its imperfect system.
Once the bowl bids were handed out, most expected to see the BCS capture its mulligan and make up for its horrendous misfortunes.
No dice, y'all.
BCS officials protected their behinds by ruining tic-tac-toe.
Rather than giving the nation something to talk about, the BCS spat in the face of TCU and Boise State and said thanks, but no thanks.
A year ago, an undefeated Utah team was pitted against virtually the same Alabama team that will be in Pasadena, Calif., for the crystal football. The unknown Utes whopped the Tide and sent Saban's head exploding a la Looney Tunes.
An already-robbed Horned Frogs squad didn't get their shot.
No Tebow and Meyer to introduce it's national argument.
Nope, We'll give you a rematch of the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl.
We'll give you the other ugly duckling.
Enter a smiley-faced emoticon and some chips and salsa.
TCU should be playing Florida in The Big Easy.
Boise State should be playing Cincinnati in The Big Desert.
And we discount the Orange Bowl, because that's like watching a Lions-Chiefs showdown.
Who? Yeah, I know.
Patterson wasn't just robbed; he was held up on two different occasions.
The BCS protected themselves;they didn't want to see another TCU announce its presence with authority to a powerhouse and bring the whole damn thing crashing down.
Tim Tebow losing his final collegiate game to a bunch of Horny Frogs in the Superdome?
Yes, people will say these bowls have their respective "picks" and it's "too hard" to find the right matchup because of this and because of that.
BCS folks just pulled a Mike Singletary and dropped their pants for everyone to see.
See what's there?
Yeah, you embarrassed yourself for yet another year and haven't helped out the cause and left those earning a deserve spot thinking—what if?
We don't really know when we'll see a TCU, Boise State, or Utah be able to play for the piece of crystal, but we do know that these teams are doing what they're asked to do and not being rewarded.
Where's the validity in preaching hard work, dedication, going undefeated for the whole nation to see your named called once?
Lost somewhere on the eye black of Tim Tebow, the smile of McCoy, and the ferocity of Saban.
You are teaching these young men that perfection isn't good enough.
You are putting money, fame, glory, and program history of days past at the forefront of what truly matters.
Will the Fiesta Bowl be one hell of a game? Without question.
But the writing is on the wall.
Those Frogs, clad in purple are the best team from the state of Texas without question and warranted a chance to prove everyone wrong, yet again.
When will that day come? Lord knows.
To be all Tebow on you...
"He that endureth to the end shall be saved."
If only that saved face.
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