Thursday, October 16, 2008

College Football is for Suckers

Watched most of the BYU game tonight, but after TCU started giving them a frat house style reaming, I couldn’t take it anymore. I’m done watching football for the season. Not because I’m a fair-weather fan. No, because college football is RETARDED! It’s an all or nothing contest. A zero sum game. You either have a shot to be the #1 & #2 team, play head to head in a bowl, and determine the overall winner, OR, play some other scrub team in a meaningless bowl, and for what? A big payday for your team? Why would the fans care about that? Is that what they scream from the bleachers? "Go team! Do it for better uniforms next year! Score! We need improved fertilizer for our home field!" A bowl win is just a hollow victory.

College bowls are the stupidest idea in sports: EVER. You don’t see the NFL ending their season with random teams playing each other, and the supposed two “best” teams playing for the title, which are determined by conflicting, biased polls. It’s ridiculous. There are playoffs and eliminations, so all the best teams get a fair shot at the crown. Same with NCAA basketball. Best 64 teams duke it out. Everyone has a legitimate shot. Every game means something. The stakes are HUGE. Fans are cheering for their team to be the best in the US, not simply better than the other scrub team they have been assigned.

So now that BYU has NO CHANCE of playing for the title, why would I waste my time watching them battle it out for a chance to play in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl or the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

Suck it college football.


HollyRenee said...

I agree with football sucks! No, better yet, football period.
But the Meineke Car Care Bowl would have been pretty awesome:) JK.
How ironic is it that I was a cheerleader for 10 years...

Nichols Family said...


I definately don't prefer college ball. Unless ASU is playing.

Sorry I'm going private but my husbands job site, co-workers, etc can be pretty nosy, and so on. So, he talked me in to it. I was anti-private too. It's a pain to go private (or have to log on to others that are private) and I'm bummed friends from way back when won't be able to find me anymore. But, keep in touch anyway!

Captain Emus said...

You know you have been a season ticket holder for the Gaylord Music City Bowl for years.

cort said...

Oh man I was waiting for the captains response to your post and that is all he could come up with? Oh well. After that game I agree with everything you wrote.

Kelsey K. Hartley said...

Shane watched football?! Not that I didn't expect him to have an opinion on everything whether he follows it or not, but I didn't know he was aware of this particular activity/religion.