So in case you missed it last night Boise State won the BCS national title. On September 6th. One week into the season. Now don't get me wrong, I was 150% behind Boise State the entire way. I don't think I know one college football/sports fan that DOESN'T root for an 'underdog' non-power conference team like Boise State to win games. It would be like saying you're not a fan of Zombo. Blasphemy pure and simple. I mean they have blue turf on their home field that they call 'smurf turf' for cryin out loud. Just saying the term, 'smurf turf' makes me laugh and feel better about everything. But at the same time I can't help but be a little thrown off that pretty much one half of the BCS national title game is set before we even wrapped up Labor Day.
The problem that teams like Boise State always run into is that their strength of schedule doesn't match up with other schools that play in quote unquote 'power conferences' like the SEC, Big 12, or Big Ten (had to throw them in there even though there are MAYBE 4 solid teams in the conference). But the pre-season rankings this year already put Boise in the top 5 and basically said, win out and you should be in. So last night they played their toughest game against #10 Virginia Tech, won, and now have a schedule of also rans like Idaho, Louisiana Tech, and the Detroit Lions on their schedule. Percentage chance of them losing a game the rest of the season is around -10. So they're a team that is already ranked near the top, and should wrap up the regular season 12-0, how do you keep them out of the national title game? I want to see a team like Boise State win the national title as much as anyone else, but I want to see them go through the likes of Florida, or Alabama in an 8 team playoff and really earn it. I mean has anyone even made a playoff argument?! Seems like a no brainer. So without further adieu, my letter to the NCAA:
Please and thank you.
Alright that should do it. I mean how can the NCAA ignore Strange Brew? The most read blog by people with the last name Henseler in the country?! That's what I thought NCAA. Advantage: Me.