I'm already sick of the BCS griping.
I don't have a problem with pollsters vaulting
I don't think
I don't think it's invalid for voters to have used "
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I don't think that Jim Tressel should ever be allowed to vote in the coaches' poll ever again, for opting out this final (and most important) vote of the season.
I don't think that
I don't think that everyone should presume that
I don't think the BCS system works either, but I don't think that the various playoff suggestions I've heard are without their own massive flaws.
(For example, if you thought there was a debate over No. 2, how exactly do you expect to resolve the "Who's Number 4?" debate in a mythical 4-team playoff:
weak totally underrated Big East? One-loss
If you thought a debate over two teams for one title-game spot was insane, try arguing over five teams for one playoff spot. And that's just this year: The problem is that from year to year, there might be no debate -- like last year, when a playoff would have been ludicrous -- or there might be even more teams in the mix.)
Again, I'm not arguing against a playoff. I'm just saying it creates new issues that don't really solve the problems we've got now. "Deciding it on the field" doesn't really fly when you've left 4 arguably worthy teams out of a 4-team playoff field.
Finally, if you want the "Oh, the humanity!" moment of the year in sports, just take a look at some of the ridiculous ballots from the Harris poll. It gives the media a convenient punching bag, but when you look at the voting pool, it's totally random and some ballots are a joke. (FanIQ has some highlights -- or lowlights -- of the human poll balloting.)
Here's the bottom line: It's a broken system, and everyone knows it. It was unfortunate that one arguably worthy team had to be left out. (BTW,
More Quickie takes, including five on the NFL:
(1) Oh, so THAT's what all the Reggie Bush hype was about...
(2) Holy smokes, is Rex Grossman bad...
(3) Has Tom Coughlin been fired yet...?
(4) So much for the Dolphins as a surging would-be playoff team...
(5) I should have had followed my gut about Vince Young in my Friday picks...
More CFB: After Rutgers' loss at West Virginia on Saturday night to sort of taint an otherwise Cinderella season, perhaps Greg Schiano realizes that he'll always have trouble beating Louisville and WVA if he stays with Rutgers, while at Miami, he could own the otherwise soft ACC. When
College Hoops: Let's not forget that karma is a boomerang: The same night that
MLB Hot Stove: The annual winter meetings start today, with the top storylines being: (1) Bonds, (2) Manny, (3) Zito, (4) Schmidt.