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Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Like many fans and pundits, I'm over the BCS. College football has screwed up the bowl system beyond repair, and there's still a good chance we won't have a definitive national champion.

What I hate is we're being denied a great New Year's day of football under the traditional bowl alliances. Here's what it would look like:

You'd start out flipping between Texas and California in the Cotton Bowl (yeah, I know there's no more Southwest Conference, but I'm pretending). Next, the Rose Bowl with USC and Michigan, which is generally a pretty good game. Then, to top it all off, the evening would be spent flipping between Auburn and Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl and Oklahoma and either Georgia or Miami in the Orange Bowl. If you're industrious, you'd set up two TVs in the living room so you wouldn't have to flip.

I realize this leaves Utah and Boise St. out in the cold, but they're being left out anyway. Does anyone care?

Not perfect, but as good as we're getting anyway. Besides, who wants to watch a bowl game on Jan. 4?


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