As you might expect, the best rants about the BCS/playoff battle right now come from folks with a Utah address. The rest of us try to argue back and forth on the merits (well, except for John Feinstein) without resorting to hackery like this:
… Even the Las Vegas Sun, a newspaper circulated within Mountain West Conference borders, editorialized a few days ago that Congress has better things to do than stage a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the BCS. But even that op-ed page blather is populist drivel. Congress, for all its power, has about as much credibility as the BCS. So, what’s the harm? It might delay making us into Canada or Sweden for another day. Something has to be done.
Both sides suck, but Congress can do something. That’s some wonderfully bitter stuff right there. It’s almost as good as this breakdown in logic regarding the application of the Sherman Antitrust Act to the matter at hand:
… This law didn’t intend to punish businesses that dominated their market on their own merit, only those who did so through conspiracy ? like allowing Mississippi State but not TCU or its mid-major brethren automatic access to a national title. In other words is the BCS illegally enabling embarrassing college football programs like Duke greater access to money, bowls and championships than say a BYU, Utah or Boise State?
One more time: there’s no restriction on playing in the BCS title game other than being a member of a D-1 football conference. None. Does any sane human being really want to argue that Duke has a better chance of playing in this season’s title game than Boise State?
As for the money, how many times does it bear repeating?
Give enough people something compelling to watch all season, Utahns, and you’ll climb those golden stairs. Meanwhile, could you please shut the hell up? You’re just embarrassing yourselves.