Friday, July 17, 2009

Lebreton: Speaker of Truth

If you're like me, you're tired of hearing the same old ill-informed & half-assed argument about the BCS. Most of the time, it's about whether or not a playoff would be better at determining the champion of college football and whether or not an LSU or a Texas or an Auburn or some other giant program got robbed. That's a really fun conversation to hear over and over again...if you like listening to Mike & Mike and like to read USA Today. Maybe we can listen to nerds like Peter Gammons and Tim Kurkjian talk about steroids after that!

But then in this morning's Star-Telegram, Gil Lebreton finally got to the real issue dealing with the BCS. That's finally the kind of commentary and support TCU ought to be getting from their hometown paper every day.

I mean, I for one don't give a shit if the Texases and the Oklahomas of the world and their legions of Wal-Mart fans feel jilted by not getting into the BCS Title game. They are the ones that wrote the rules- they can deal with it. The real problem is seeing mediocre teams like Wake Forest and Pitt waltz into a BCS Bowl just by winning their supposed "superior" conference. Beyond that, putred programs like Baylor, Vanderbilt and Washington State get to collect millions of dollars in revenue every year just for being in a conference that they can't compete in. All the while, programs like TCU, Utah, BYU, Boise State, Southern Miss, East Carolina, etc- have to fight uphill just to get any kind of respect without the resources afforded to BCS schools through bowl & TV contracts.