Saturday, August 13, 2011

Solutions for the BCS

Fact is there is more than enough money in college football today, and sponsors would be lining up and drooling with each game getting a higher TV rating than the next to prove who is college footballs best team.

What is exciting for me is that the drama is building! 

As much as the NCAA and BCS want things to remain the same so that they can take care of their good ole boy system by placing them in highly paid positions as "Bowl Chairman", and all of them watch their pockets get fatter.  The good news is that there are people in the world who are challenging these institutions for the chance to change the system.  Authors, Billionaires, US Senators, State Governors, and yes US Presidential candidates are building cases, so that when this last BCS contract runs out in January 2014 a real NCAA Football National Champion can be crowned.

So the real question that all of you are asking yourself right now is HOW?  Tell us Mike how are we going to get to the point where we can have a real national champion. Over the next few blog posts these ideas are what we are going explore.  Hopefully we can start building a fire with these options to tweak the current system that will lead to a smooth transition of a playoffs beginning in some capacity in 2015.  

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

For you BCS Lovers your top 5 reasons

After speaking to many of those supporters here are the top reasons I get from people who believe the BCS system works now and should not be changed:
1.  We get to see #1 v.s. #2 every year.
2.  There would not be any sponsors for the bowl games in a playoff system.
3.  A team cannot say they are the champions of bowl game if there was a playoff (seriously who is bragging about being Sun Bowl Champions?)
4.  The tradition would be lost with a playoff.
5.  And the most recent one I have heard "The SEC would not be guaranteed a spot in the championship game".

What are your top reasons we need to see the change to a playoff system in College Football?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fix the Dang System

Now it is important that I state to the BLOG UNIVERSE that I am not disputing some of the teams that have won the National Championship over the last 11 years.  Some of these teams were clearly the best teams.   Florida, Alabama, Miami, FSU, Texas….. The rest ehhhhh

The REAL problem that needs to be corrected is the way the opponents to these eventual national champions are determined. To many times we are force fed a media opinion of a "Strong Conference" instead of play on the field, and that is one of the many reasons why Oklahoma and Ohio State got in year after year only to get beat by a total of 179-85.  

To give you some other ideas of why the BCS continually misses the mark of giving us the best championship games each year, and why the #2 team is not always the issue.  

Oklahoma and Ohio State were the #1 ranked team 4 out of the 5 years they were blown out.  Here are the main 3 reasons they get it wrong: Pre-Season Ranking in the Top 5, Strength of Schedule for both Conference and Non Conference.  

All of these items we will dig into down the road.  Needless to say, because of these reasons we don't get to see a real national championship game.  Instead we get one that the BCS, NCAA, and Media determine year after year, and why so many people believe it is a Paper Championship. 

This blog is open to anyone who wants to prove why the BCS is the best system ever invented to prove who are the real National Champions.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The BCS debate goes on and on and on.........

So the year ended and Auburn was crowned the National Champions of College Football after beating Oregon 22-19 in what was the first real game the BCS Championship has put together in 5 years since Texas beat USC in the Rose Bowl. 

The underlining problem is that we as fans are still left wondering what could have been since there was another undefeated team in TCU who beat the Big 10 Champion (Second strongest conference last year) Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl.

Look the thing that makes college football so great year round are these "what if" scenarios that fans continually argue about during the off-season; with all roads leading back to a playoff system to decide a winner to these arguments.

Here is mine...

What if TCU was allowed to play Auburn after each played their respective 1st Bowl Game?