Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Dope or Nope
When I was growing up (man, I sound like an old man!), the national championship of college football was basically determined on New Years Day. All of the major bowl games where played on this day, and it was a MAJOR happening. The Rose Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Sugar Bowl ... all on the same day. It was pure heaven for the college football fan.
But slowly, some of the major bowls began playing after New Years Day ... first it was the 2nd, then the third ... now, let's fast forward to this year ... the national championship game is being played on January 7! Really? January 7? 6 days after New Years day? Really?
Now, there's a huge discussion/argument going on regarding bowl games and the fact that college football doesn't have a playoff system ... that's an argument for another day. Personally, I enjoy bowl games. But, I also can envision bowl games in addition to playoffs (having my cake and eating it too). But, I digress ...
I don't know where you stand on bowl games after New Years Day. I strongly dislike this, and think college football should come to an end on New Years day. Call me a traditionalist. Call me old. I don't care. I absolutely HATE bowl games after New Years Day! And, don't get me started on bowl games on FOX. They don't even show college football during the season. It's almost as disgraceful as NBC showing only Notre Dame games (again, a topic for another day).