Drive, Drive on Down the Field

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Carlos Hyde about to trample a Michigan defender

Let’s get this out of the way right now: college football as a organized sport is almost totally broken. It was broken before the BCS, and it will continue to be broken in the playoff when that comes around next year. Fans complain endlessly that nothing is determined on the field, and yet we constantly try to make a case to ignore the only tangible evidence we have in front of us. I am convinced that Ohio State should have played a much closer game against Florida in the 2006 National Championship game, in spite of the only concrete evidence being very much to the contrary. Alabama somehow got the nod to play LSU for the championship in 2011, even though such a game had already been played, and showed that Bama lost. Several teams, like Nebraska in 2001, Oklahoma in 2003, and Bama in 2011 got the opportunity to play for the national championship in spite of the fact that they weren’t even the best teams in their conference. It’s a sport entirely based on feelings, one where we refuse to accept the concrete, because the concrete has been proven wrong just often enough to make us doubt it more than we should. Continue reading