As y’all know, I’m not a fan of boycotting things. There hasn’t seemed to be a successful one since Montgomery in 1958.
But if there ever were a boycott I wished would work, it would be one of the BCS Championship game, which is today. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock since the creation of football, you know that Division I football’s championship is determined by voting (it’s American), computers and one game, but no playoff.
Instead, we get 30-plus random bowl games that amount to nothing more than an extra regular season games.
It makes plenty of dollars, but makes little sense because year after year what-ifs abound. Boise State is undefeated, yet again. But it won’t be considered a national champion. No, Boise State is the champion of all your favorite chips, bka the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl champion.
This is dumb and presumably un-American. Seriously, I would have likely won my fantasy football league had it been determined by voters and super computers. But even fantasy football leagues have playoffs.
We like everyone — and by “everyone” we mean teams we care about — like to have a shot because we consider all things possible. And every year, Boise State has about as much of a chance of being crowned BCS champion as I have of pulling Kerry Washington.
Seriously, about each year 12 teams have that shot to play in today’s game. And although it seems like every person who pays attention to college football wants a playoff, we can’t get one… although it would make more money that the current antiquated bowl system (Apparently, they don’t want to make more money).
No one understands why they won’t change it. So everyone wants to boycott it. But no one will. Not even me.
That said, here are four things you should be doing instead of watching the BCS title game, even though you’re going to be watching it.
1. Preparing a bracket of woulda coulda shouldas that would be possible if we had a playoff system. I don’t think either Alabama or Texas wouldn’t win. Florida would.
2. Watch NBC. What? This is the night where their programming shines like none other. And there’s none of that reality television BcS.
3. Call anyone you know with a Nielsen box in their home and take them out for dinner. This is the only way the ratings for that game will ever go down and the people who run the system will ever realize that it sucks.
4. Shovel snow. There’s a lot of it out there. Seriously, cars are buried and too much of the United States looks like a scene from “The Day After Tomorrow”.
Anyway, who wins tonight’s game?