Last night’s BCS Championship was one of the most lopsided wins I have ever seen. Clearly the Notre Dame Fighting Irish did not belong on the same field as the Alabama Crimson Tide. From the beginning, Notre Dame had no answer to Alabama’s offense. The Fighting Irish could not sustain any meaningful drive. The game was over by the end of the 1st half and there was very little reasons to watch it afterwards.
MIAMI — Write your U.S. congressman.
Call your conference commissioner, university president and athletic director. Heck, email Dr. Lou, Mark May, Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler and David Pollack. I’d even give you their email addresses if it wouldn’t get me fired.
College football’s forthcoming four-team playoff, which goes into effect during the 2014 season, can’t get here soon enough.
Can’t we please have a playoff this coming season? Do we really have to wait another year?
Once again, the Bowl Championship Series robbed college football fans of a fitting end to a season on Monday night. No. 2 Alabama blasted No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 in the Discover BCS National Championship at Sun Life Stadium, and the score wasn’t even that close. If the Crimson Tide and Fighting Irish played every day between now and St. Patrick’s Day, the Fighting Irish would never win.
Notre Dame didn’t measure up against Alabama in any way, shape or form, and if a four-team playoff had been in place this season, chances are the Fighting Irish wouldn’t have played in Miami on Monday night. The undefeated Irish would have played No. 4 seed Oregon in a national semifinal game, and it’s hard to imagine they would have fared any better against the high-flying Ducks.
Could the Ducks or anyone else have beaten the Crimson Tide on Monday night? Maybe not. But any other matchup — a rematch with Texas A&M (the only team to defeat the Crimson Tide this season) or the much-anticipated showdown with Oregon — would have been more exciting than what we watched on Monday night.
In its second-to-last year of existence, the BCS once again failed. It gave us a Sugar Bowl no one outside of Louisville cared about (including the Gators) and a three-touchdown rout in the Orange Bowl. Even the Fiesta Bowl failed to live up to its hype, with Oregon routing No. 5 Kansas State 35-17.
Worst of all, we watched another dud on the last night of the college football season.
I think the 4 team playoff is not sufficient. The BSC can easily go to a 8 team model and turn some of the bowl games into playoff games. last night’s game was not good good for College Football. It confirms everyone’s suspicion of the corruption of the BCS.
I am in no way downplaying Alabama’s victory last night. They probably would have beaten any other team. But at least it would have been more competitive had it been Oregon. Notre Dame was clearly not even close to the same level as Alabama. Last night’s game was a national disgrace and a black eye for college Football.
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