Last month I blasted the BCS system for essentially eliminating the LSU-Alabama loser in their November matchup, which was won by the Tigers 9-6 in overtime.
At the time, I said it was unfair for one of the teams to be eliminated essentially for a shot at the national title based upon one game against the best team in the country.
Well, it turns out we will get a rematch of LSU and Alabama for the national title after all. While one might say my column was wrong, this turn of events in fact proves the folly of the BCS system.
BCS advocates claim their system preserves the "sanctity" of the regular season by making every game count. Except, in this matchup, the former game accounts for exactly zero, except maybe bragging rights. Not only that, but LSU was going to make the title game no matter what, even if it had lost to Georgia in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday.
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Certainly, there are fans at Oklahoma State who are angry at being on the outside, and they have every right to be. Virginia Tech fans probably would also like to be in the debate.
Again, all of this just proves the need for a playoff system, since all of these teams currently in the debate would have a chance to settle the issue on the field, as it should be.
During Saturday's UGA radio broadcast, I heard Loran Smith basically suck up to the president of the BCS. The president said the current system not only preserves the sanctity of the regular season (it doesn't), but also preserves the bowl system by giving all of these teams a shot at postseason play. Because that's exactly what makes college football great -- the chance for Marshall (6-6) face Fla. International (8-4) in the mighty Beef O'Brady Bowl six days before Christmas.
Every year I hope for a debacle like the current one that could spell the end of the BCS, but alas, no such luck.
Meanwhile, UGA will face Michigan State in the Outback Bowl Jan. 2 (ABC, 1 p.m.), while Georgia Tech battles Utah in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 (CBS, 2 p.m.)
MONDAY'S BEST BETS: After the "HIMYM" bombshell of two weeks ago, it won't take long to find out tonight who the father of Robin's baby is (CBS, 8 p.m.) It's followed by "Two Broke Girls," "Two and a Half Men" and "Mike & Molly" before a new "Hawaii Five-0," which continues to border on the ridiculous after McGarrett's rescue in North Korea two weeks ago.
"Castle" (ABC, 10 p.m.) finds Castle and Beckett handcuffed to each other on a bed with no memory of how they got there.
The CW has new episodes of "Gossip Girl" and "Hart of Dixie," while NBC airs a "Sing Off" Christmas Special. Fox will air the American Country Awards at 8 p.m.
On cable, there are new episodes of "The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles" on TNT from 9-11 p.m., while HBO has a new "Enlightened" at 9:30 p.m.