Friday, January 2, 2009

And Another Problem with the BCS

You know the problem with the BCS? I mean, other than everything else that's wrong with it? Because the big 4 bowl games are all in cahoots and don't air opposite each other, January 1 is no longer the total orgy of college football it used to be. That's partially why the NHL Winter Classic (aside from being a really great idea) has quickly become a fixture of January 1st TV viewing. That wouldn't have been possible 10 years ago. There wouldn't have been room in between College Football games for any respectable TV network to air it, let alone for viewers to find it.

The other problem is that in the old days if the Rose Bowl got boring (like this year when USC ran up a huge lead on Penn State in the first half) you could just change the channel to the Sugar Bowl. If the Orange Bowl was a yawner (I mean was anyone outside of Virginia or Ohio excited about watching Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati?) you could just switch over to the Fiesta Bowl. Now, you end up watching an Iron Chef Marathon on the Food Network.

I mean, I'm not complaining about the NHL Winter Classic, per se; I just think that the NCAA let a day that was all and totally about College Football slip away.


  1. And what's wrong with an Iron Chef marathon exactly?

  2. Nothing, exactly. It's just not what January 1 is traditionally about.


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