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Hating the BCS is the trendy thing to do

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Everyone likes to complain about the BCS.  It’s the trendy thing to do. I get it, there’s legitimate reasons to complain about the system.  It’s not perfectly fair, but is there any conceivable system that would be?  The flaws of a playoff system are obvious and have been talked about.  How many teams make it?  Who decides who makes it?  There’s issues of time, money and politics.  The link that I posted goes into some of the reasons for why the BCS isn’t as evil as people make it out to be.  I get that non-BCS schools like to complain, but when I hear sports fans, around campus for instance, complain about it, I don’t get it. The system gives fans weeks of bowl games capped off but several between the top teams in the country.  The two best teams almost always end up meeting in the national championship.  From an entertainment standpoint, it can’t get any better so stop complaining.  I’d also say that it’s safe to assume that most fans don’t even understand how the BCS works.  It’s not a system that randomly decides who plays in the national championship. It’s a carefully calculated system that ranks teams more fairly than any human poll ever could.  People can blame everything on television contracts, greedy schools, media bias or whatever they want.  The truth is that the teams in BCS conferences are there for a reason: they are the best teams in the country.  That’s not an opinion, it’s a fact.


Written by dpearles

December 11, 2010 at 10:43 pm

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