"...and so the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper."
Actually that was written about the 2011 NCAA college football season. It all wraps up tonight with the long awaited "Vinyl Siding, Aluminum Stormdoor, Fried Chicken and Double-Wides of America Who Cares Bowl" matching up LSU and Alabama in a rematch of a boredom inducing 9-6 soccer goal contest.
The noise you hear in the background is the sarcastic laughter emanating from the SEC/BCS luxury suite where the tall dogs are chuckling over how they've denied America any semblance of a national championship competition.
They will point at the totally objective, non-prejudicial, computer generated, no humans involved point totals that somehow evaluate such factors as game attendance, pop-corn sold, parking tickets validated, strength of schedule, temperature at kick-off and successful plea-bargains by defensive secondaries to calculate who is one and two in the nation.
Is it remotely possible that the only place in the nation with meaningful football is the SEC? Is it believable that we all wait with bated breath to see if Alabama can beat LSU if given a second try? Is it feasible that America eagerly seeks touchdown droughts for entertainment? Does anybody care if Honey Badger had his hair done since Heisman day?
Can I really believe that the Big 12 doesn't have someone worthy of playing the vaunted LSU? It seemed that Oklahoma State looked pretty good all year and they didn't play a push-over schedule. Stanford showed some talent. Wouldn't there have been more interest in an LSU match up against Wisconsin or Oregon? Am I to believe that inquiring minds don't want to know about regional comparison when it comes to national championship?
We need one more rule in that BCS balderdash. NO rematches of already played games and NO pairings from the same conference in a national championship. NONE! Ever!
"Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn!"