Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Ah, pity Charlie Weis. He does, after all, come from a sport where they deal in playoffs and such hogwash. Thus his dissatisfaction with the BCS:

"One of the teams (Tennessee) that jumped us had the same game that we had. They're down, they're playing at home and they win by a field goal," Weis said Tuesday. "Another team (Florida) that jumped us wasn't even playing. They were home eating cheeseburgers and they end up jumping us. That befuddles me."

Did somebody mention cheeseburgers?

Now, far be it for me to dispute anything Charlie Weis says about cheeseburgers. But, for someone who's already figured out how to politick over the polls, he shows an incredible density about college football's traditions.

First of all, BCS polls must not make sense. That is a basic tenet of the system (and little-known bylaw of the BCS itself).

That said, there is a difference between Alabama playing Tennessee tough in a decades-old rivalry and Notre Dame coming one Jeff Somethingorother catch away from defeat against UCLA.

As for Florida, see the rule about BCS polls not making sense. But one can argue that they looked better than most of the teams that actually took the field Saturday.


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