Later today, the cluster that is the BCS selection committee will decide who plays in the College Football National Championship game. Most likely, they will choose LSU and Alabama, both from the same division of the same conference.
I was apoplectic when ESPN wanted to shove a Michigan-Michigan State rematch down the nation’s throats a few years ago. Luckily, that was decided on the field the next week. I didn’t think then, nor do I think now, that two teams from one conference should be allowed to be in the final game when there is no playoff system to get them there. But as often happens in the political world, many people – including Alabama’s own Nick Saban – have changed their arguments 180 degrees to suit their current interests.
While this is not a purely political topic, the nature does cross politics. Proposals tend to get floated from various politicians to “fix” the BCS about this time. If you think the amount of money in this game is ruining college football, just wait till the government imposes a “solution”.
Until then, college football in this current system gives us a great opportunity to argue about relatively meaningless things, most of which we can never influence nor change. A lot like politics.