The BCS system had the audacity to place the two best teams in the country in the Allstate BCS National Championship Game. What an outrage!
The above declaration is essentially the argument you are currently hearing from Alabama detractors once you peel away the bitterness, frustration, and revulsion.
In what became official Sunday night, the No. 1 LSU Tigers (13-0) will face the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans to determine the BCS national champion.
…Let the “Abomination Apocalypse” commence.
Theatre of the Absurd
People who are not “happy” with the idea of a rematch have decided to pitch the, “Alabama is better, but Oklahoma State deserved to go” argument. Why is this argument laughable and worthless? Let me count the ways…
The BCS and major college athletics is not about letting “little Jimmy have a turn,” but rather elite competition where the “best of the best” play each other for the right to capture superiority.
Simply stated, if Alabama is the “better” team, then under no circumstance does Oklahoma State “deserve to go.”
Another utterance of absurdity that has been washed with the same detergent as the above argument, is the innocent pitch, “oh, well, I just wanted to see someone else play LSU.”
As a fan of college football, excluding team and school allegiance, I would certainly hope that after a long season I could witness the two best teams clash for the championship instead of the No. 1 team facing an opponent randomly selected from a wicker basket.
Once again reiterating the aforementioned commentary, the objective of the BCS is to find the “best of the best” not cater to “little Jimmy” simply because a faction of the general public want him to have a swing at the giant.
The Infinite Reality
As discussed in a preceding article, Oklahoma State never had a realistic chance to surpass Alabama in the final BCS standings.
Although the Cowboys created far more drama than anyone could have imagined, myself included, you simply can’t lose to an unranked team who is currently 6-6 (3-6 in the Big 12), and expect to play for all the marbles.
In a current society where “hating” has become as common as wearing pants, those who can’t deal with the present BCS situation will be required to accept the SEC’s dominance, and soon to be sixth consecutive BCS national championship.
"We are not going to apologize for being in the game," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said Sunday night. "Our players created this opportunity, and they deserve it. That's the system, and according to the system, we should be there."
While people like Tim Brando try to crunch the numbers and figure out a way for Boise State to play in the Super Bowl, the sane faction of society will understand that the agreed upon system is the current structure…and the only structure.
Don’t disrespect the system “little Jimmy”…you formally agreed to accept your fate many years ago.