Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports Covers All the Bases In His Latest on the Big 12 – SEC “Champions Bowl”…OR…Might That Be the “Conference Runner’s Up Bowl?” – The REAL Lunacy….That the “Leaders” of Boise State and San Diego State Are In Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida Right Now at the BIG EAST Conference Meeting! – Oh, That Now That Is Idiocy With a Capital “I!” – Let’s Just Put the Old MWC Back Together Including BYU and End All of This Stupidity With San Diego State and Boise State in the Big East, BYU As An Independent and A Couple of Schools Looking For A Conference….With All Of This Stupidity Being Driven By What Else? – The Bogus and Very Damn American BCS! – Oh, the Havoc Created In Intercollegiate Athletics Just So Some Sorry Bastards Running Bogus Bowl Games Could Haul Down $500K Plus A Year For Doing Basically….NOTHING! – 1970s, the Bee Gees and John Travolta All Came Together To Define A Time In America
Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports pretty much says it all in his latest on the new Big 12 – SEC bowl deal and the future of conferences and the college football postseason…
….but beyond all the heavy breathing about another postseason bowl being created that decides nothing but who is the best team in one game and certainly doesn’t crown any kind of legitimate champion…even if you call it the “Champions Bowl” (What if neither of the two Big 12 – SEC teams playing in the “Champions Bowl” were actually conference “champions” would they rename it to the “Runners-Up Bowl?”) the REAL and very accurate point that Wetzel makes is the BEST postseason system for Major College Football is actually an…
8 Team Playoff
….with the highest ranked 6 Conference Champions in the Final Poll or Committee Ranking go automatically to the 8-Team College Football Postseason Tournament and the 2 remaining slots being filled with the top TWO highest ranked teams that were not conference champions.
We here at Coaches Hot Seat wrote about this 8 Team Postseason Playoff for Major College Football back in the middle of March….
A Rather Astonishing Story in the Arizona Republic Woke Us Up Here at Coaches Hot Seat on An Early Spring Sunday Morning in the High Rockies – The End of the Bogus and Un-American BCS Is In Sight – Our Travels Around the Country This Winter/Spring Have Taught Us Many Things….And Two Of Those Things Are: One Thing About What the College Football Postseason Should Look Like and the Other About College Education In America – The Education Gender Gap In America and How A Postseason Playoff In Major College Football Would Benefit OUR Universities, OUR Country and America’s Young Men Who Are Falling Behind America’s Go-Getting Young Women – Let’s Have A Great NCAA Basketball Tournament!
….and the most ironic thing about the Wetzel or Coaches Hot Seat 8 Team Playoff Plan is that it would make the Regular Season and Conference Championship Titles…
EVEN MORE IMPORTANT!
…than they are now by rewarding the top 6 ranked Conference Champions at the end of the year and it would still leave open slots for two highly ranked teams which in the 2011 college football season those 8 Teams in the Postseason Playoff would have been:
2. Oklahoma State
4. Boise State
6. Virginia Tech
Now come on…..is there anyone with a working brain that can honestly say that making Conference Titles MORE RELEVANT and MORE IMPORTANT than they are now and ending a Great College Football Regular Season and beginning a Great College Football Postseason wouldn’t be better than the Candy Ass and Very Damn Un-American…
“Hey, let’s take 6 weeks off and lay around on our Sorry Asses and then practice for a couple of weeks and play several meaningless bowl games that MEAN NOTHING AT ALL and play a Bogus BCS-title game that last year featured a team that did not win its conference OR even the division in its conference!”
Yes, the “I Like Laying Around on My Ass Crowd” that was raised by Socialist and Communists must LOVE the Bogus and Un-American BCS and all of these bowl games because they can claim they actually accomplished something by getting a team to a bowl game when they have done…
Yes, the brave US Marines that charged to top of Mount Suribachi in the Battle of Iwo Jima against those Bastard Japanese to do this….
…would be mighty Damn proud of Candy Asses that like “Laying Around on the Their Asses” for 6 weeks to play in a bowl games that MEAN NOTHING AT ALL!
Ask yourself…..if we took the current American People in the current Age of the Candy Asses back to December 1941 and the Japanese had just bombed Pearl Harbor do you believe that the current American People with an emphasis on young men under the age of 30 would have it in them to defeat the Germans and Japanese on the field of battle in a REAL shooting war?
Before you answer this own question do you believe that the brave young men and women in America in the 1940s….the Greatest Generation in the words of Tom Brokaw….would have given two rips about what other grown men today call the “bowl experience?”
This is very simple: Candy Asses enjoy getting their Candy Asses kissed at bowl cocktail parties on the West Coast when it is 5 degrees in Chicago and Candy Asses enjoy going to theme parks and eating chicken wings….BUT…..on the other hand….
….care about Winning Championships and we are not talking about bowl games called the “Champions Bowl” that may or may not pair actual “champions!”
As for our answer to the above question in the late 1980s and early 1990s when we were serving in the US military and spending most of our time overseas in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia we would have answered the question if the young people of that time could have won World War II with a strong and robust…
….but today…….Oh, Geez…..Hell, the last two U.S. Presidents before Obama were complete…
Draft Dodgers during the Vietnam War (Brother Bill Clinton and “W”)
….and thus it doesn’t surprise us that the TRUTH is that about 95 percent of the kids of the Baby Boomer generation wouldn’t be able to last 10 minutes in boot camp or OCS forget about defeating the Germans and Japanese in what was nothing less than a fight to the death to determine the winner and the future of civilization on Planet Earth.
For REAL Americans….the kind of Americans that won World War II….the obvious and BEST postseason system for Major College Football is an…
8 Team Playoff
Of course, the REAL Idiocy going on in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida right now is that Boise State and San Diego State are at the BIG EAST Conference meetings when if the leaders of either school had a Lick of Common Sense they would be in Salt Lake City, Utah right now meeting with the rest of the current and future members of the Mountain West Conference and BYU to put a strong MWC back together again which would be a great conference and would believe it or not….
Actually Make Sense
…for ALL of the schools involved.
Add Boise State, San Diego State and BYU back into the MWC and it would include…
San Diego State
San Jose State
Throw in New Mexico State, Idaho and UTEP to the above teams and you have a Helluva
16 Team MWC Conference
…that would make complete sense for all of the schools involved and could be broken down into two terrific divisions:
Desert – Ocean
New Mexico State
San Diego State
San Jose State
But…NOOOOOOOOOOOOO…Boise State and San Diego State are Too Damn Good to play teams that might be inferior…..although why San Diego State believes it belongs with Boise State is beyond us….so the boys and girls from Boise and San Diego are going to join this conference….
….which makes about as much Damn Sense as Trust Fund Boy John Kerry picking that snot-noised and Pompous Arrogant Ass John Edwards to be his Vice Presidential running mate in 2004 which is a choice that should tell you all you need to know about what a Colossal Idiot that John Kerry really is and take that from people that have met and been around the Colossal Idiot more times than we would like to admit!
If the so-called “leadership” of Boise State and San Diego State have any sense at all they will fly out of the Jacksonville, Florida airport this morning to Salt Lake City for meetings with the Mountain West Conference and along with BYU the MWC schools could put together an awesome college sports conference that would be especially great in football and basketball.
Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees passes away at 62
For those that are old enough to remember the 1970s the Bee Gees music was a much a part of the fabric of America as was Watergate, that peanut farmer from Plains, Georgia named Jimmy Carter, disco, high inflation and high interest rates and generally a time that we remember as being great but our parents thought were a bloody Hell for getting and keeping jobs, putting food on the table and a roof over our heads which somehow they always managed to do no matter what the state of the economy.
Getting back to Robin Gibb and the Bee Gees there was a movie that came to define music and dancing in the 1970s which was of course…
…starring John Travolta and a story we have heard the brothers in the Bee Gees tell many times in interviews was that the movie Saturday Night Fever was actually produced by their manager Robert Stigwood to showcase the Bee Gees music and they ended up writing four of the biggest hits of the movie in one week….including Stayin’ Alive….even before a second of the movie had been filmed.
Needless to say, Saturday Nigh Fever was a huge hit and it revived the Bee Gees music which still defines the late 1970s and brings back lots of memories for those of us here at Coaches Hot Seat that were in way to many of those disco joints doing way too much dancing for our own good and when thinking about that time we are thankful that the cell phone camera had not been invented yet because those would be some epic and embarrassing photos from an age that is best left in the rear-view mirror…..although it was great fun at in the moment!
God Speed to you Robin Gibb