12.03.2006

Time to fix the BCS

Assuming the BCS needs fixing, after all. Here we have a system that the media asked for, and the media continues to whine about. I actually don't think the system is broken, and am glad we are getting a great Rose Bowl game even if it isn't for the MNC.

Of course, what the dipshits (and I'm being kind in using that word) in the media can't seem to grasp is basic math or common sense. Geez, guys, figure it out. NO system is going to "fairly" resolve picking 1 of n > 1 deserving teams for a slot (or two of n > 2 teams deserving of a slot) in the BCS title game. It's called math, and I'm pretty sure Spencer even understands that.

So, playoffs at Div I isn't going to happen, so what do we do? I have the answer.

Any time we have a situation where a team thinks they are getting screwed out of a BCS title game, they can invoke the gauntlet clause. What is the gauntlet clause? Glad you asked? Let me give an example.

This year, Lloyd Carr, on Sunday could jump on a plane, and be in the locker room with the #2 team when they go live on ESPN. He could then throw down the BCS gauntlet in front of Urban Meyer while yelling "LET'S GET IT ON, BITCHES!", challenging them to a game the following Saturday, right there on national TV. Game would be played at Florida. Not a playoff, but it ends the nonsense. Of course, this is not a perfect solution, as you are going to have years where multiple teams are left out, but at least we wouldn't see whining Urban Meyer in the BCS championship this year.

Frankly, I'd rather see Boise State play Ohio State. They have a better argument to be #2 than Florida does.

Go Bucks. A win by four TDs will be nice.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another alternative is described at [1] using the Swiss system tournament. It's specifically designed for short tournaments with large number of participants and provides excellent games in each round and a robust system to determine the beat team.

[1] http://onehundredyards.blogspot.com/2006/12/alternative-to-current-bcs-system.html