Before we get to the Post Week 9 College Football National Championship Tournament First Round pairings we must note a column out today by Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports titled Big Ten: Big Lie. How appropriate. As Dan Wetzel points out the Big Ten conference has a nice little formula to get into National Title games:
How true, because Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney, a man that must have been raised in the Soviet Union for his love of what is nothing less than a socialist BCS, just loves the current postseason set-up because Delaney knows his precious little football teams are not MAN enough to take on real competition from other real football conferences. Playoff for the Big Ten? Please, the Big Ten would be lucky to get one team into a 16-team playoff these days and that team would be sent packing in the first round crying all the way back to their Daddy Jim “Please don’t let my teams have to go up against real competition, because they will get their feelings hurt” Delaney. We still wonder where Delaney learned his socialist views of the world because he personally is not MAN enough to handle real competition and his football teams are not MAN enough to handle real competition and that surely means that maybe that a few tea sets, long white gloves and lemon cookies need to be sent over to the Big Ten offices! How precious and how cute Jimmy “please pass me a lemon cookie” Delaney must be and how precious it is that he is desperate to protect the football teams in his conference. What else is a Daddy for but to protect his weak children, because Delaney knows that in the real world the Big Ten princesses would get their asses whipped on regular basis if they had to go up against real competition. Of course, JoePa knows the BCS is “bogus” but as long as “Tea Party” Jim is hanging around the Nittany Lions will be protected from the Big Bad Wolves of the real world! Way to go “Tea Party” Jim, because your conference teams would never survive if you were not hovering over them making sure their precious little asses weren’t protected.
One thing that we haven’t seen anyone talking about this year is one of the key players in this entire BCS drama is the USC Trojans. After USC blasted Ohio State earlier this year a lot of people said that this was Pete Carroll’s best USC team and other such blathering, but it has been our contention all along that the ’08 version of the Trojans is only the fifth or sixth best team that Carroll has fielded in his 8 years at USC. If this is only Pete Carroll fifth or sixth best team at USC, then the Oregon State loss starts to make a lot more sense, and that beatdown of Oregon State by Penn State starts to make a lot more sense as well. Since Penn State’s best win is against Ohio State and then Oregon State, that means that USC and Penn State are roughly equal teams, and if those two teams did meet on a neutral field we would imagine that USC would be a slight favorite. With the Big Ten and Pac-10 having roughly equal “best” teams at the top of their conferences, then that leaves the Big 12 and SEC with several teams that are better than the “best” teams of other conferences around the country, which all takes us back to the fact that without a postseason championship tournament there is no way to ever find out who is really the best football team in the country each year. We agree completely with Dan Wetzel that the Big Ten is the Big Lie, but when you are running a Big Lie like Jim Delaney is, why stop doing it when other conference commissioners will let you get away with it. Bottom Line: Jim Delaney and the football teams in his conference are not MAN enough to do anything beyond pick dandelions in a fresh meadow on a sun-kissed morning. Can you say: “The hills are alive with the Sound of Music?” Yes, that is what the Big Ten is, a bunch of Julie Andrews prancing around and singing in a meadow with their little flower baskets…..
The Hills are Alive all right, but with a bunch of “little-girly men” disguised as Big Ten Football teams picking flowers and singing songs! How precious!
Now let’s get on to the bogus BCS and what a legitimate postseason tournament in college football would look like.
What a joke it is to hear people say that it is “the BCS” that “gave” us games like the Penn State – Ohio State game last Saturday. Memo to all the fools out there: There has been great regular season college football games being played way before the BCS was ever dreamed up by Roy Kramer so that he, his bowl boys, and their little clique could keep their hands on all the money and power in college football, and there will be great regular season college football games long after the BCS has been stuck in the ground. How outrageous it is for people to say that the BCS somehow conjures up great regular season games, as if college football players wouldn’t give a damn about the regular season if they knew there was a postseason tournament. How completely outrageous and irresponsible for people to argue that our college football players would somehow not play hard or lay down in games in the regular season if they somehow thought there was a postseason tournament. Are those same people telling everyone that college athletes in all other sports, including college basketball do not play hard in every regular season game? Are there people actually making that claim, because if they are people saying something along the lines that “the BCS causes great regular season games” then they are practically saying that our collegiate athletes are nothing more than quitters and that they do not play hard because they know there is the possibility of a postseason NCAA tournament in the future. We vehemently disagree with people that say such things, because we know better personally how important every athletic competition is in college and that it ONLY through playing well in a regular season than an opportunity exists to match yourself and your teammates up against other schools from across the country in a postseason championship tournament. That is why we play the regular season in the first place, to see who qualifies for postseason play to play for a championship, and certainly no where else in any sport in America does a group of Fat Cat elitists sit around in back room and decided who should be ordained to play for a national title. That only happens in college football and it is disgraceful that such a system like the BCS is allowed to exist in the first place.
People that say such things that it is the bogus BCS that is responsible for anything, discount the incredible efforts made by our collegiate athletes in all sports, and these are people that have obviously never played any sport on collegiate level, and if there is actually someone that believes that college football players would not play as hard if college football had a postseason tournament should be incredibly ashamed of themselves. This is very simple. If you believe the bogus BCS is an appropriate way to determine a legitimate national champion, then you have no clue to what the United State of America is all about, and we here at Coaches Hot Seat shudder to imagine what these people that sing the praises of the BCS are teaching their children. Do these people tell you children that America is about a group of greedy elitists that tell everyone else how things should be done and that people should be treated differently because they are not part of some secret club. Do people actually teach those kinds of things to their children? Certainly, the BCS Boys are hypocrites if they teach their children that hard work and dedication to something is important, because we have college football programs that pour their hearts and souls into their football teams, but they are excluded from the precious BCS club because the BCS Boys love their money and power and only allow their specially chosen teams into their pansy clubhouse. Yes, the BCS is for pansies, because only pansies would be for a system that would not settle a championship on the field of play, because a championship can only be earned and won among men. No doubt, when you get a group of pansies in a room, you can be assured something like the BCS will come out, and we have a whole lot of pansies involved in running this BCS.
Yes, the BCS is going on the scrapheap of history along with the other bogus and fraudulent ideas in the history of the world, and in it place there will be a Postseason College Football National Championship Tournament and this season we have been running a simulation that would set up a 16-team postseason tournament that would determine a legitimate national champion in I-A football.
With Week 9 in the books, we turn to the Coaches Hot Seat Power Playoff Poll which helps us to determine which 7 “At-Large” teams will join the 9 conference champions in the College Football National Championship Tournament.
Let’s take a look at what the first-round matchups would be if the season had ended after this past week:
Round 1 Games
Alabama – #1 Seed
Utah – #9 Seed
Ball State – #16 Seed
Oklahoma State – #10 Seed
Florida – #4 Seed
Tulsa – #13 Seed
Texas Tech – #5 Seed
TCU - #12 Seed
FSU – #14 Seed
Penn State - #3 Seed
Oklahoma – #6 Seed
Georgia – #7 Seed
Boise State - #11 Seed
USC – #5 Seed
West Virginia – #15 Seed
Texas – #2 Seed
Yes, those are legitimate first-round games for a College Football National Championship Tournament instead of the bogus BCS which is nothing more than a “series” of exhibition football games. Yes, we could imagine that someone with an IQ over room temperature would believe that the BCS would be better than the postseason system that is used by every other sport in collegiate athletics, but only if that person with an IQ above room temperature was making money or holds power because of the BCS. Just outrageous, but nothing surprises us about these BCS Boys anymore.