The wait is over. College Football fan's across the nation now know who, what, where, and when the 2008-2009 College Football bowl games will be played. Amid controversy, just as every year, Oklahoma will play Florida in the BCS National Championship Game; seems as though every year this happens dosen't it. Alabama will play undefeated at-large the Utah Utes. ACC Champ Virginia Tech will play Big East Champ Cincinnati in the Orange Bowl, and if the BCS Championship Game wasn't in Miami a few days later I don't think many would care about South Beach. The Southern California Trojans will, again, play in the Rose Bowl. This time against a Penn State whose only loss was a one-point defeat against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Lastly, the Texas Longhorns will play the Ohio State Buckeyes. I may I ask the simple question; Why?
Not why Texas, in fact, many seem to deem Texas as a snub out of the BCS National Championship Game; however, why Ohio State? Nothing against the Buckeyes as they had a great season...after the USC loss and the Penn State loss. Sure the Fiesta Bowl people wanted the high profile matchup. Sending the Buckeyes to Tempe against the Longhorns would surely draw large amounts of fans to the desert with just as many would tuning in on the television, and provide a huge economic gain in the area. But, what about Boise State?
Seriously, why not. Forget the fact that the Broncos are in the WAC, and play on that blue-smurfish field that gives you a vertigo everytime you watch a game televised there. The Broncos are 12-0, oppose to Ohio State's 10-2. They are ahead of Ohio State in every major poll; AP, Coaches, Harris, and even the BCS. They have impressive wins at Oregon, and against Fresno State oppose to Ohio State's win at Michigan State? Lastly, their fans will travel. Why not let Boise State go back to the Fiesta Bowl? They showed they can hang with the big boys? Why not let Ian Johnson ride off into the sunset after his memorble wedding proposal? Why not Boise State.
Now, while I firmly believe the BCS is in a no win situation every year, and can never ever do right. Furthermore, I don't believe playoff is the answer as it would be a economic pitfall for schools. This was one that the BCS clearly got wrong, in my opinon, for no apparent reason. If you want to advacate what you are proposing by putting the best teams on the field for the BCS Bowls...than do it. Sorry Texas Tech, only two per conference. No soup for you.