Saturday, December 16, 2006
Is NCAA selling ice cream to Eskimos?
Recently, Alumni from the University of Florida were in a feeding frenzy over tickets to the National Championship game against Ohio State. Florida responded by asking, "How much you Got?" Some disillusioned Gators were offering $15,000, their first born, and a whole lot more. All this commotion is being played out over a mythical national championship game. I wonder how much demand would there be for the Super Bowl if the combatants were decided by a bunch of coaches, sportswriters, also computer geeks. With all respects to Florida and Ohio State, we really don't know if these are the two best teams in college football; consider, there is no playoff. For all we know, hard charging LSU could have the best squad. Granted, I love the drama played out during the regular season. One lost, and you can almost kiss a national title run goodbye. Lets not pretend, however, this is the National Championship contest because its not decided on the field. The selection process, moreover, is dubious at best. In an association that sponsors playoffs for every other sport, the best the NCAA should do is acknowledge that the winner of the BCS is nothing more than -excuse the pun LSU- a paper Tiger.