If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a duck! And I say the college football "BCS" championship series laid an egg this year.
A college football team has now been crowned the “2008 National Champions” under the BCS Championship Series. Last night Florida beat Oklahoma in the big game and earned the right to call themselves “National Champions”. But are they the real champions? According to Rick Reilly of ESPN magazine, absolutely not. The real champions are the Utah Utes, who went undefeated at 13 – 0 this season and beat 4 ranked teams, and culminated their year by slaughtering Alabama (which was ranked number 1 for 5 weeks this season). And they did it in Alabama’s back yard, the Sugar Bowl.
What does this rant have to do with running? Nothing. But I needed a place to vent. What are your thoughts? Are you a runner that cares nothing about college football? Maybe so, but you must believe in justice! After reading Rick Reilly’s article I nearly lost it. How can the BCS (“Bowl Championship Series”) be taken seriously, even remotely? If the BCS continues, the least we can do is admit Utah and Boise State to the PAC 10. This would give these teams more than a snowball's chance in hell to play for the Championship and, yes UCLA fans, it would give the PAC 10 legitimacy beyond USC!