June 28, 2012 § Leave a Comment
It’s now official–the BCS is no more and will be replaced by a four-team playoff starting in the 2014-2015 season. The announcement, which came on June 26, 2012, has many proponents of college football jumping for joy–because truly, anything is better than the BCS system.
This much is true.
What is also true is that a four-team playoff will likely do little else but to add more games to the college football season. It will create added revenue, which will raise the stakes even more. And thus I ask, how would a four-team playoff help the football players themselves? Not so much, you say? Okay then, let’s carry on and pretend that this is actually important. « Read the rest of this entry »
December 4, 2011 § Leave a Comment
The worst-kept secret was confirmed in late November. Not only is Urban Meyer coming back to coaching college football, but the Ohio native is coming home and is the new head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. As part of his deal to coach one of the best college football head coaching jobs, Meyer will be nicely compensated to the tune of $4 million per year, every year for the next six.
Yet, still people would rather debate over whether college football needs a playoff or not. All you need to know on that front is that precisely when Meyer signed his name on his 6-year, $24-million contract, the case against a playoff in college football rested its case.
It’s official now; Alabama will play LSU on Jan. 9, 2012, for the BCS national championship. This will be the second game between the two teams this season, LSU having already won 9-6 in overtime in Tuscaloosa a month ago.
This idea of a rematch doesn’t sit well with many in the college football world. On the one hand, the first game proved that we shouldn’t believe the hype, and that a game between two great defenses and two bad offenses does not make for great football. But that’s not what this is about. Others wonder why Alabama should get a second crack at LSU. Let me answer that for them: because Alabama has proven to the BCS to be the second best team this season. It’s really as simple as that. « Read the rest of this entry »
June 29, 2011 § 2 Comments
As you see, this story ends with Pryor but in more ways than one, he is only its beginning. Pryor’s story, if you will, is akin to Sigmund Freud’s iceberg model, but substitute “Pryor” for conscious, “Tressel” for preconscious and “Ohio State” for unconscious. Then, you have the NCAA as Freud himself, sitting on a wooden chair. The NCAA is the one doing the digging and so, it is safe from any reprimands. Much like every other similar case. « Read the rest of this entry »