Eyeblack Odyssey argues that college football is good. In honor of that thought, I’ll be posting a series of daily blog entries that celebrate the good in the sport. I have no idea how far I’ll take this, but for now, let us all bask in the awesome.
Let us all bask in … Death to the BCS
As was pointed out to me Thursday afternoon, perhaps we all owe Dan Wetzel, co-author of the infamous Death to the BCS, a hearty thanks right now. Because the thing the majority of college football fans truly wanted is close to actually happening … an ushering in of a playoff.
My own perspective on this has, at times, been cloudy, thanks mostly to my love/nostalgia for the bowls. It took some real thought on my part and a great deal of time to resolve the playoffs vs. bowl dilema in my head, and that should be embarrassing, because my ultimate decision was this:
I want both.
The beauty of what’s going on right now is that I will, in fact, get both (if the current momentum carries through to its conclusion, of course). The bowls aren’t going anywhere. And we’re closing in on a four-team playoff. It isn’t the “death” of the BCS, exactly, and I’m glad about that fact on the basis that I love the big bowls. But I still revel in the fact that Wetzel’s book has seemingly helped sway opinion in this direction, so that we might soon have a “true” national champion.
Bowl games? Check. Critical regular season games? Check. True national champion? Check.
Sounds pretty good to me…