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What the BCS Bowl Games Should Be

It was fairly easy, this year, for the BCS people to get this right, compared to last year’s crazy fiasco.  But no, they royally screwed up the BCS this year.  Here is what they should have been:

BCS National Championship: Florida vs. Texas

This should have been Texas.  They beat Oklahoma head-to-head and their only loss was in the last second.  To have Oklahoma leap frog them is unfair and stupid.  Florida is going to blowout Oklahoma.  Texas would have put up a better fight.

Rose Bowl: Penn State vs. USC.

They actually got this one right.  They should have considered Oregon State a bit more, but this was the right decision.

Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma

Defense vs. Offense.  This had the potential to be a great game.  It could easily be an Oklahoma blowout, but it also could have turned into an instant classic.  Having the Hokies face Cincinatti is a disgrace to the fans in Blacksburg and college football fans everywhere.

Fiesta Bowl: Utah vs. Boise State

Rather than having both teams whine about if they should have gotten into the BCS, have both undefeateds face off. Simple as that.  This would be a fun game to watch.  Why the BCS gave Ohio State a BCS bid is beyond me.  They don’t deserve it at all, and to overlook another undefeated in Boise State is terrible.

Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. Texas Tech

This would have been a spectacular game.  Graham Harrell throwing on Nick Saban’s defense.  Instead, the BCS decides to put Alabama against Utah?! Come on, get real.  Utah has no chance at all.  What a dud of a game that will be.

– Ray

December 8, 2008 - Posted by | Other


  1. Disagree … the BCS got it right according to their rules and objectives. On the other hand, their objectives is not want the fans want.

    Comment by afrankangle | December 9, 2008 | Reply

  2. How can the BCS justify giving Cincinatti a bid over Texas Tech? Or Utah a bid over Boise State?

    One would think their objective is to gain as much money from these games as possible, but they can’t even do that.

    Comment by afanofthegame | December 9, 2008 | Reply

  3. Cincinnati is easy … They are the Big East champs which has a guarenteed spot … just look at their rules, not yours. Utah over Boise is also within the BCS rules.

    The BCS objective is to keep as much as the money within the BCS conferences as possible, and guarentee a major payout to each conference. Picking a national champion is NOT part of the equation.

    Comment by afrankangle | December 9, 2008 | Reply

  4. PS:

    Besides, Texas Tech can’t get a spot … again, according to the rules … no more than 2 teams per conference.

    Comment by afrankangle | December 9, 2008 | Reply

  5. Their rules need a major overhaul, regardless. Time for a playoff.

    Comment by afanofthegame | December 9, 2008 | Reply

  6. By the way, thanks for reading my blog. I am glad you decided to comment and give your opinion. I hope more people do it.

    Comment by afanofthegame | December 9, 2008 | Reply

  7. Of course I would love to see a major overhaul, thus all I was saying is to take a look at the BCS for what it is, and not what we want it to be.

    Glad to visit, and hope you visit my site too. I’m not dedicated to any subject – very across the board.

    Comment by afrankangle | December 9, 2008 | Reply

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