Thursday, December 10, 2009

No. 4 TCU vs. No. 6 Boise State: Further Proof The BCS Conspiracy Theory is Real

by HD Handshoe

For the first time ever, two non-automatic-qualifiers (TCU and Boise State) have earned bids to play in a BCS bowl in the same season.

That is progress I suppose, and great for each of those programs and their players, but it's not still not enough.

Why might you ask?

The problem is, the BCS decided to pair them up against each other in the Fiesta Bowl, rather than to have each face a "traditional power" in separate bowls.

Now, don't get me wrong—I love college football, and a No. 4 vs. No. 6 matchup is generally a great thing, but not in this case.

This mid-major pairing was a major letdown. The BCS really dropped the ball here.

No matter who wins, the question will still remain: Just how good is TCU, or Boise State really...

Personally, I think the BCS does not like its' automatic-qualifier conference teams to look bad, and Utah made Alabama, and the SEC, look very bad in the 2008-2009 Sugar Bowl.

I believe that because of that game, this year the BCS did not want to take any chances of having any of its' other supposedly superior-to-the-mid-major-programs teams meet a similar fate as the Tide.

I'll watch the TCU-Boise State Fiesta Bowl, and it could be one of the top bowl games of this postseason. I just wonder how many others will miss it because it's two mid-majors, and because they played against each other last year in the Poinsettia bowl.

Ultimately, the BCS is about making money and they could have certainly increased their bowl revenue significantly in my opinion if they weren't trying to protect the teams from the big six conferences.

Here's how the BCS bowl games should have been paired up:

January 1, 2010
No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 8 Ohio State

January 1, 2010
No. 4 TCU vs. No. 5 Florida

January 5, 2010
No. 3 Cincinnati vs. No. 6 Boise State

January 5, 2010
No. 9 Georgia Tech vs. No. 10 Iowa

National Championship-January 7, 2010
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 2 Texas

Those are the games I wish I could watch this bowl season, but the BCS monopoly avoided those pairings to save itself.

Just imagine the push for change if TCU thumped Florida or Cincinnati, or if Boise State blew out Cincinnati or Florida.

The BCS conspiracy is real, alive and well, and exists for the BCS like the primal instincts of an animal in the wild, with one main purpose in mind—self preservation.

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1 comment:

  1. Cincy is not a traditional power. Beating them would not prove anything. Cincy, BS, and TCU should play different teams.


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