Ladies and gentlemen, most of you will know this guy from the TE world. He is a good friend of mine, he shares my passion for sports, whether it be Football, Baseball, NASCAR, or whatever, he loves sports and has a true passion for it. I met Tom online about a year ago (this past year has been a blur and I cant remember my name half the time, let alone details) and he shared a post he made and wanted to know if I could post it to this blog, since the primary focus of it is on Sports and the sports world. Since I HIGHLY respect his writing, as well as his opinions, I jumped at he chance. So I am going to post it, and will stop rambling. Thanks Tom for sharing this!!
OH!! he has his own blog that focuses on the online business community and he has a straight-talk view and take on how he sees it. His blog can be found HERE so go check it out and feel free to follow him, you wont regret it.
Oh, this is a fun time of year. Army v Navy, the pros are scrambling to the playoffs, it’s almost bowl season…
My Alma Mater, Eastern Washington University (It was EWStateCollege when I went:)) is playing a playoff game at home against Jacksonville State at 4:00pm EST. Go Eagles. (It was Go Savages when I went:))
So why am I so freaking angry? I’ll tell you Bunkie!
I am pissed off this time every year because of the lack of playoff system in the Division I ranks. I’m not so sure Auburn is the most qualified team to face FSU in the championship. In fact, I think there are probably 10 teams that could beat Auburn on any Saturday, Alabama and Missouri being just two.
I’ve heard all the arguments, and they just don’t wash with me. Bowl Integrity? BullShit. Scheduling problems? HorseShit. Too much time off for the poor athletes? CatShit. Christmas holiday? CamelShit. Or DonkeyShit, pick your favorite Christmas animal.
I think I see a trend. All the arguments are shit. It’s all about the money, power and control. That’s all.
Let’s say for instance that the BCS started a playoff next weekend. 16 teams, as picked from the two major polls. If there is a tie at the bottom of the seeding list, have a popular vote on line for the last two or three. 16 teams will get you enough depth to insure that all the teams that have a legitimate shot get a place. Sorry Fresno State, you didn’t get it this year. Try again.
So. December 23 8 games. Where to play them?? Home of the highest seed? You think the colleges would like that?? One more home game to line the coffers? You bet your ass they would…
Why not have 8 of the ‘minor bowls’ host? You think the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, the Las Vegas Royal Purple Bowl or the Famous Idaho Potatoes bowl would jump at that chance? You think there would be a TV friendzy? You think????
December 30 4 games. Now where? How about Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl and Fiesta Bowl on Jan 1?? You think there would be a TV friendzy for THAT line up?? Oh my…
January 8 2 games. Weekday, primetime, winners move on to the National Championship. Would that work for you? Would for me, I can say for sure.
January 15 National Championship Game. 2 teams that truly earned the spot. Put it on me, Sister. I can’t wait.
January 16 Only 1 month to Daytona. Pitchers and Catchers report in a month. Superbowl is 2 weeks away. How bad can that be??
It just makes too much sense.
I’m just sayin’