Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dear NCAA, Please Oust the BCS

Of course, much drama creates hysteria at the closure of a 12-game season. Either way, that is, someone is enraged of the final results when the BCS has the last word on which school deserves a right to play for a national title. Everyone despises the BCS, a fraudulent system divulging favoritism for well-known conferences and prestigious schools.

For years now, a myriad of talented schools were disregarded after making a strong case to earn national title notability. For years now, schools finished an engaging season hapless of a phony system, rejecting teams in bottom most conferences where less reverence is earned.

For years now, controversy has illustrated endless tension of the revolting polls, settling to rank what could be a top-ranked or third-ranked team at fifth in the nation. Thing is, it is complex pinpointing a ranked program’s status minus a reliable playoff format.

It’s difficult pleasing all teams, when a treacherous system is a sham and lingers as a brainteaser amid a disputable season. Until the committee institutes a substantial eight-team playoff system, a school will be snubbed and left out of the picture.

This is considerably misfortunate for schools that may have actually deserved a legitimate shot, rather than qualifying for an inferior bowl game the masses refuses to glimpse at.

Somehow we must find a way of discarding the chaotic methodology, which has overwhelmed the ravishing game of college football. When a misunderstood machine regulates certitude, immediate excitement reduces and converts into the Bowl Chaotic System. Nothing here in our domain is confusing as the Bowl Championship Series rankings.

As absurd as the rankings are, you’d assume the committee has had enough of listening to disgruntled populace complains. Indeed, the ridiculous computers could’ve smudged aspiration of TCU or Cincinnati, two sensible programs in the nation that deserves spotlight and made valid statements to qualify for a national title.

The standings have burned us out, jaded of all the bias given to noteworthy programs in the country just for amplifying television ratings. Each year, however superior programs meriting eligibility is a fraud, when third-ranked TCU and fourth-ranked Cincinnati are unbeaten respectively.

So when the final outcome was released on Sunday evening, a night we gathered in front of the television to witness the programs worthy of arriving in Pasadena to compete for a national title, top-ranked Alabama and second-ranked Texas celebrated as a rowdy core when it emerged that they’ll play for the crystal football. But once again, the masses are unsatisfied of the selection and forged debates on whether Texas is invaluable of a BCS invitation.

The only answer for dictating a legitimate champion is destroying the computers or forming a virus for the entire system to crash. Then, dispose it in the nearest waste bin. Once all systems are disposed, to pursue in originating a playoff system is a favorable theory for captivation. The NCAA needs an antidote to save itself of all the absurdity, which has played a large role in recent years.

For once, the BCS has done its best to enthrall fans. Although getting rid of the BCS is a priority in the next few years, all five games are must-see TV. Guess there won’t be a reason to stare at reruns of Seinfeld or Family Guy, when some of the match-ups are attracting, though half of us aren’t pleased with a non-playoff system. Bearing with the circumstances is one thing, but seeing your team snubbed is a different standpoint.

Because the Longhorns haven’t played convincing enough, speculations are heating on whether they deserved to play on the national stage. What we’ve seen from Texas was an outlandish 13-12 win, surviving a potential loss against Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship game Saturday night.

Mind you, earlier in the year, Colt McCoy’s careless lapses almost cost the Longhorns a critical game against archrivals Oklahoma, a lackluster program, while seeking revenge for the demoralizing beat down the previous season. In a sloppy performance, McCoy, a Heisman candidate, struggled minus good-friend and competitor Sam Bradford, who reaggravated his right shoulder.

Had it not been for a useful backup plan in freshman quarterback Landry Jones heaving downfield passes to petrify McCoy’s stampede, maybe there would’ve been different results. Then again, maybe it wasn’t an illusion, particularly after barely avoiding the Cornhuskers.

Is Texas worthy? Now they are, simply for pulling it off by a point. Otherwise, Cincinnati’s or TCU’s impressive season writes a miraculous storybook, both finishing 12-0 for the first time in school history, and right then, it would’ve urged the nation to acknowledge the Horned Frogs. Thanks to a thrilling season, ignoring the Frogs is a notion of the imprudent Mountain West, a conference that never earns recognition.

Just ask Utah. As most of you can recall, they finished the season unbeaten last season. To all the prejudice, we must realize many schools are well-deserving to rise on the national stage as Texas. But of course none of us are willing to insist that Cincinnati, sixth-ranked Boise State or even third-ranked TCU qualifies for a title game. Instead a political debate provokes a chaotic disaster. Instead the BCS hurts us emotionally, while it actually exhilarates spirit for schools with little attention.

Had Texas lost to Nebraska by missing the game-saving field goal, a heartbreaker would’ve left Austin in a state of heartaches and developed a BCS buster. If so, the Longhorns were ready to travel back to Texas with tears dripping down as bad Tim Tebow cried before thousands when Florida’s reign suddenly came to a closure.

Today, we’d debate whether or not Alabama is effective enough to beat Cincinnati or TCU. I’d have forecasted Cincinnati over the unimaginable Horned Frogs.

For two solid seasons, a fiery Brian Kelly has guided the Bearcats to promising scenes. No wonder why Notre Dame is interested, begging for him to ditch the campus life in Cincinnati and rejuvenate a program in much disarray. During a storybook season, Kelly is fittingly the perfect voice at Cincinnati, where he owns a 33-6 record in two seasons.

You can make a case the Bearcats are worthy of a national title. Then again, some will suggest an unbeaten Boise State, a program with the nation’s highest-scoring attack, doesn’t belong in the Fiesta Bowl, where they’ll meet TCU for a dramatic showdown. In retrospect, the Horned Frogs is respectively mustering limelight for relentless defense and has the second-longest current winning streak in the nation at 14.

Considering the system picked Alabama vs. Texas, rather than Alabama vs. TCU, Boise State or Cincinnati, the BCS again pulls off the victory. That being said, we must sacrifice and accept what the system delivers to us. You might dislike it, but what can you do?

Being like President Obama is the only alternative. He appealed for a playoff system, emphasizing he’s burned out of the endless drama of BCS obstacles. What remains to be seen, is if the committee finally listens to all complaints and institutes a playoff system to satisfy us all, exhausted of all the needless chaos.

You could’ve seen a rematch of Alabama vs. Florida. You could’ve seen Cincinnati prove if they’re really legitimate by facing a school in the Southeastern Conference. You could’ve seen TCU elevate hope within the Mountain West. Or you could’ve seen Boise State finally corral a crack at winning the big one they’ve tried winning for the last three seasons.

Dear NCAA, my advice to you is toss the computers and create a bracket sheet.