Happy New Year to all.
Where has all of the luster of the New Year’s Day bowls gone? What used to be the Cotton, Sugar, Rose and Orange Bowl – 12 hours of college football nirvana – has turned into the Rose Bowl, with a soon-to-be Big East team no less, as the only interesting game.
I remember my parents having football parties on New Year’s Day for all of the bowl games. Most would stay through the Rose then wind down with the Orange at home. Now I find myself looking for something else to do until the Rose Bowl comes on. I heard the Black Swan was pretty good. Nobody cares about football on New Year’s any more and for that we can thank the BCS.
Think back 20 years and see if you can remember a team getting blown out 49-7 on New Year’s Day like Michigan State did to Alabama. Yawn. Or a non-ranked team, that’s right, A NON-RANKED TEAM like UConn playing Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl and losing 48-20. It would never happen. But given the point system of the BCS things like that happen now.
We all understand that tradition was swept aside for money, but the final product is a watered down version of the conference championships. The BCS has destroyed the tradition of college football. This whole system needs to be scrapped and returned to it’s roots.