Gotta love this complaint:
How many times have we heard from BCS supporters that — all together now — the BCS gets it right?
OK, sure, the BCS got it right with No. 1 Notre Dame versus No. 2 Alabama in the Discover BCS National Championship Game.
Damn it, I hate when that happens.
The BCS is a construct. It’s not a person or a group of people. It’s an arrangement that’s designed to do two things. Wojciechowski identifies the first one. The other isn’t to set up a bunch of compelling bowls that match “the best teams in the best games”, as he puts it. It’s to make sure that major conference greedheads like Delany and Slive control the conditions that allow most postseason revenue streams to flow into their respective leagues. That’s it. (NIU’s Orange Bowl appearance is simply a historical accident due to Delany’s conference blowing itself up this year as a result of a child molester and a liar and the Big East bleeding competent teams faster than it can replace them.)
And no, the four-team playoff isn’t going to make that much of a difference.