BCS gets it right
Published 8:58 am Friday, December 9, 2005
If college football is your thing, then let's get ready for some bowl games. The college football bowl season is just about to begin and there are some pretty interesting matchups this season. It will all culminate on Jan. 4, 2006, with the Rose Bowl, where No. 1 USC meets No. 2 Texas for the national championship.
We believe there is no finer time to watch college football than throughout the holiday season. Tired of those same old matchups? Then the bowl games are for you. Starting Dec. 20 with the New Orleans Bowl, there are 28 games this season to choose from. What we like best about bowl season is the fact you can see Michigan take on Nebraska in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28. You won‘t get that game during the regular season as the two rarely play each other despite being two of the all-time winningest programs in college history. Or a game like Notre Dame against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2, 2006. The Fighting Irish and Buckeyes have only met five times in their history. This is one of the marquee match ups this bowl season. Tis' the season to also get a chance to see a team like Southern Mississippi or the University of Central Florida play.
Unless you live in the area schools like this play in, or they happen to grab an off-night on ESPN, then you never get to see them. Some of the other top matchups to keep an eye out for this bowl season are Oregon and Oklahoma on Dec. 29 in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl, Northwestern and UCLA on Dec. 30 in the Vitalis Sun Bowl and Miami taking on LSU on Dec. 30 in the Chick-fil-a Bowl. Most people will be focused on the USC-Texas contest for the title. This game will perhaps be one of the biggest hyped college football games of all time.
The two have been headed for a showdown since they were named No. 1 and No. 2 in the rankings back in August.
As flawed as the Bowl Championship Series seems to be, this time they got it right. There are only two undefeated teams and they are going to meet in the “Grand Daddy” of the bowls - The Rose Bowl. Equally interesting will be the FedEx Orange Bowl featuring Penn State and Florida State. This game will be as much about Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden as it will be about the Nittany Lions and the Seminoles.
Sit back, get out your favorite chips and dip and get ready to watch some great college football.