Yupperz! Tradition. See, The Easter Bunny hides the goodies and Santa leaves them under the tree in plain sight. Tradition. Chicago dyes the river green on St Patrick's Day and you eat Corned Beef. You have fireworks on the 4th of July... you have a beer and a bratwurst at a baseball game.... the bride tosses the Bridal bouquet ... the Tooth Fairy leaves a quarter under your pillow....you don't get to screw until at least the third date.....all of the MOST important things in life have traditions. I am not making that up!!!! And most importantly......
Begining with the 1947 Rose Bowl game, the game's participants were established as the champions of what are now the Big Ten Conference and the Pac-10 s!
NO, uh-uh..nowz we gotta BCS.....Bull-Crap&Shit!! Bowl Championship Series my ass!!! Oh, it WAS going to, once and for all, figure out who the National College football champion was.... right. And HOW were THEY gonna to do this? Well, the best I can figure, they had three criteria......
I. Harris Interactive Poll (1/3rd)
Replaces the AP Poll. The first poll will be released October 10, then weekly through December 5. A team's score in the Harris poll will be divided by 2,825, which is the maximum number of points any team can receive if all 113 voting members rank the same team as Number 1. Example: 2,825 / 2,825 = 1.0. If a team receives a total of 113 voting points, an average of 25th place, their BCS quotient of this component would be .04. (1.0 / 25 = 0.04).
ya, add two divide by 8 add three eggs, beat well and bake at 350! And they were not done!!!
II. Coaches Poll (1/3rd)
A team's score in the USA Today poll will be divided by 1,475, which is the maximum number of points any team can receive if all 59 voting members rank the same team as Number 1. Example: 1,475 / 1,475 = 1.0. If a team receives a total of 59 voting points, an average of 25th place, their BCS quotient of this component would be .04. (1.0 / 25 = 0.04).
Now what does that mean? C'mon you expect the average beer soaked football fan will figure that out after reading pt 1????? No goddam way.... and THEY are still not done!!! Nope...
III. Computer rankings (1/3rd)
The computer rankings percentage is calculated by dropping the highest and lowest ranking for each team and then dividing the remaining total by 100, the maximum possible points. (Example: the 6 rankers have Team A ranked 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, and 4. Take away the 2 and 4 which leaves an average of 3rd place.1/3...1/3....1/3 gees, Shit&whiskers! And that is sane and rational!!!????
OK... Wisco is in the Rose Bowl. 11-1 and they kicked major ass all year....but TCU???? Shit, sounds like an illegal drug that they hand out at those Rave parties in New York or some shit you give cattle so they won't get Mad Cow disease. I want Oregon or Stanford.... or anyone from the Pac 10.
I want some tradition in football as well as in life. It's only fair and just. And really, when you think about it, more fun. Next thing you know THEY are going to move New Year's eve to the second Saturday of January following the first quarter moon after Woody Hayes rises from the dead.