Below is an email I sent to friends today, I copied and pasted points made on a story here on cbssportsline and added my thoughts. The reason this sparks so much bitterness in me is that I feel as college football fans the NCAA robs us of a true natinoal champion. College football fans seem to care more than a lot of other fans about history, passion, loyalty etc. The choices by those who can change the system sets us back another 10+ years now, I don't know why they really make this choice...but I HATE it. Here are my thoughts:I would like to thank the Big East, Big 10, Big 12, PAC 10 and F'in Notre Dame for sticking college football fans with another decade of this crap: After years of planning, SEC commissioner Mike Slive formally presented a plus-one model to his peers Wednesday. He found opposition from the Big East, Big 12, Pac-10, Big Ten and Notre Dame. The ACC was the lone conference in Slive's plus-one camp Also how about this line from Notre Dame AD: Another wise person said, 'If isn't broken don't fix it,'" said White The Big East may not care about their fans...you know the ones who buy tickets and donate money to programs: "I know that's what a lot of fans don't want to hear, but they're not responsible for crafting what we have in college football," said Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese another one from the BE: A seeded model looked like a playoff to us," Tranghese said. "We don't think a playoff is in the best interests of college football." Go Figure the SEC cares most about the sport and fans not just dumb a$$ tradition (I think you know how I mean that, tradition is one of the most important things in college football, but some put it a little too high, we move forward...men don't wear wigs any more in congress do they?) He can't be accused of being a homer. In his six years as commissioner, SEC teams have won three national championships in the BCS system The only NCAA Sport:
Either way, Division I-A football remains the only sport in which the NCAA doesn't sponsor a championship. From 1936 to 1997, wire service champions were recognized. Since the BCS started in 1998, the winner of the 1-2 game was considered the BCS champion. The Associated Press media poll still declares its own champion. Only once in the BCS era has it differed from the BCS champion. In 2003, the AP poll picked USC even though LSU won the BCS title game.