TCU won this weekend against a pretty highly ranked Utah team. It was a 55-28 thrashing by TCU. I now think that TCU is a great football team that proved themselves a few times and I would love to see them get a shot at the National Championship. I seriously doubt they will be given that chance, though. The BCS will once again prove itsself as a failure if TCU goes undefeated and Florida and Alabama both lose a game or two. This type of season is the exact situation that needs a playoff system. Cincinnatti is also an undefeated team with a shot at the NC. They probably won't make it either. If these two teams can't get there by going undefeated, then I don't know how this system can be fair. They have taken care of business, thus far, on the field and that still isn't enough. If they can't make it to the NC, then I would love to see them matched up in a BCS game. So, if you had the option at this point, what two teams would you place in the BCS national championship game? I would probably put TCU and Alabama in it, but Cincy is close.
Does anyone else think ESPN's interactive games are the worst idea ever? Instead of just watching a football game, I inevitably end up drawn to the endless lines of stoopid flowing across the top of the screen. If Michigan ever plays in one of these games, I would seriously consider taping a piece of cardboard to the top of my TV so I don't have to endure the Freep and MLive'esque comments being streamed into my brain against my will.
Some gems from last night (paraphrased):
"Boise should be playing Oklahoma for the NC."
"This game is wrapped up, TCU has no chance." (early 2nd quarter, BSU up 10-0)
"TCU's kicker is weak, they should go for it." (Nevermind the fact that the kid was a Groza Award semi-finalist as a Freshman).
And of course the obligatory shot at Michigan: "Michigan should be like Boise and paint their field maize, then maybe they would win a game." Yuk Yuk Yuk