As a huge football fan, I was anxiously watching the Championship Bowl tonight to see what happened. I hate the BCS. I think it's a crock that the team that SHOULD be considered "the National Champion" is sitting at No. 2. The Utah Utes finished their season with a perfect 12-0 record. This article by John Feinstein of the Washington Post is phenomenal. He breaks it down why Utah should be number one.
"All of us know that in competition anyone -- whether an individual or a team -- who does not lose once is the champion. It's really pretty simple: If no one beats you, then you are the winner. You are No. 1. You go home with the first-place trophy.
The reason to vote for Utah is simple: This is the one and only way you can stand up to the BCS bullies -- the university presidents, commissioners, athletic directors and the TV networks who enable them -- and, to renew a catch phrase, just say no. Say no to this horrible, hypocritical, feed-the-big-boys system. Say no to the idea that fair competition doesn't matter. Say no to all the hype surrounding the power conferences and power teams. To co-opt yet another catch phrase, say yes to change."
The BCS needs to be stopped. Even Division-II football has a 16 team playoff for championship. That's why football is all about. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. And yet, there was NO defeat for Utah. And they are still number 2. The final AP poll was released a few hours ago.....Florida had 48 first place votes; Utah had 16.
So...I'm exercising my right to free speech. GO UTES!! In the hearts of America, you are truly No. 1!!
Now....back to the books!!