Wednesday, December 01, 2004

My BCS thoughts

I figured I needed something to put up here while I try and figure out what im going to with all my old politcal vent shit that i dont like to look at. I figured also since (sky)Walker is bestowing my header humiliating my home town's jerseys, i might as well talk about sports, mainly BCS

1. Sheed is awesome
I'd like to start off by saying during the finals 'this' year ,commentators, especially ugly ones, talked about how Rasheed Wallace used to be a troublemaker and was now in a good enviornment, but I did not see him go ape shit during the Battle for Rows 1 through 10. He was breaking up fights as were most Piston players, thus he is awesome.

2. Penn State has got to go
Big Ten football has been a big deal in Iowa ever since Kirk Ferentz's third year, and people (mostly classmates) say they want a Big Ten championship, especially since they did not have a chance to play Ohio State in '02. They say we should get Notre Dame and cut the teams in half somehow. I think if you get rid of Penn State you have two non-conference games and then everyone plays everyone. Why Penn State? first of all they are on the east coast, it a hastle for big ten teams, and the school itself to cart around every away game. They also were the last to come in. I think since the Big East is decimated in numbers, you throw them back in and a get confrence rivalry (the age old, now extinct, Pitt-Penn State). Notre Dame has had their chance to get in a conference as they are now the only 'prominent' independent school, so i say too bad.

3.Rankings (including BCS) are stupid
I got in an discussion with my buddy Kyle, after i was telling another freind of mine that Iowa should not be ranked so high after getting pounded in Tempe (he had told me Michigan got trounced by Ohio State, which is debatable). Anyways, Kyle clarified that the rankings are on how well a team played that week, which isnt entirely true otherwise they wouldnt show their record and points, etc. But he had a point, calling them 'popularity contests'. I think thats true, and there should be two polls, preseason and post-season. Post-Season should go back to the AP naming a bullshit national championship. The BCS is incredibly stupid and a waste of time, none of its meat (like strenght of schedule, which is dumb to begin with) is left and people still dont understand what really goes on. People need to realize that its not worth it trying to figure which out of about 125 teams, is the best. There are way to many playoff options, and people would most likely get upset about those if they went the clearest route with confrence champions or something (just like people saying now that Texas deserves a bid over Pitt). College fans shoulb be concerned with winning their confrence. Football, like the governent, should be localized. People got confused about me being upset this week over The Game, saying 'hey, your still going to the Rose Bowl, right?' I'd much rather win the big ten outright than go to the rosebowl loosing half of the rivalries in one year, including 2/3 of the important ones.


Blogger Fitz said...

Yeah, the BCS is gay. It's especially gay when you consider that the NCAA is protecting the bcs because it's so financially lucrative; a playoff format of the top 8 teams would be hugely lucrative, with the semifinals and finals being superbowl-level events. Think about the popularity of march madness, and then consider the popularity of football as a sport.

Rasheed is awesome. Has been since UNC. People always pull him down by saying he's a technical machine, but it rarely if ever affects individual games.

10:18 PM  

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