America's College Football Disaster

For a variety of reasons, the UK has no collegiate sports tradition. Or at least, not one that garners the kind of attention that the NCAA gets here in the US. Two sports in particular rival the professional leagues in their popularity-- basketball and football. (Surprisingly, NCAA baseball gets little press.) But while NCAA basketball's Final Four is a hype/money-generating machine, all the Powers-That-Be over on the football side seem to generate is controversy.

Yes, once again our absurd two-team championship playoff means that a handfull of other schools will be on the outside looking in when it comes to determining this year's champion. The reasons why this "BCS" system is flawed for determinging a champion are too numerous to discuss (Ronan likes things short and sweet here at Headlife). Sadly, though, it's clear that champion-determination isn't their goal. Instead, it's about making money. And until you get massive fan boycott regarding these over-hyped special BCS games, they'll continue to make money and the "series" will go on.

Oh well-- there's always March Madness...