Monday, November 07, 2005


Ah, the good ol' BCS!

Ah, Shakespeare could not have scripted a better end to the season than the #1 and #2 teams going undefeated while everyone else conveniently loses. Ah, the niceties of not having a messy playoff system for losers like Miami and Penn State, not to mention potential "Stinkerella's" like Notre Dame and Alabama. Oh wait, I forgot, Shakespeare's plays usually had at least four major characters, if not eight or more; often times, a battle for supremacy was involved and an unexpected victor vanquished a bevy of top-end foes to achieve their position. Of course, they would often wield sabres; they often killed each other; and racial slurs and sexual insults were accepted as funny, politically correct jokes. Were they Aggies? No, but they seemed scripted, rather than seeming like actors within a fair competitive structure, such as a playoff system, where whatever the playwright intended does not always happen. The producers of the play would not want the actors being unregulated in such a way since their company's plays would lack good stories that nobody would want go to see, so they're sacred and pool all their money in an effort to save their Shakespeare, the BCS system.

Which, of course, relies on a bunch of gambling computers "garbage-out" lists. Mark Twain said, "There are lies, there are damn lies, and then there statistics." Of course, EBCSneizer Scrooge says "Humbug! There will NEVER be a playoff within 364 days of Christmas, not on my watch! Yarrr!!!" And all the University Presidents and network executives cackle and caw while stirring their cauldrons of molten gold, chomping on ACL cigars, shooting up concentrated cognac, and betting on all the games (which happens to be a sport itself, you see, which is why it's OK... I mean, hey, POKER is a sport right, which I think Pete Rose invented? Or were they just on right after each other on ESPN one time? I don't remember).

I think I'm gonna go play some more NCAA 06 now, and in protest of the fact that Jamaal Charles is not in EA's roster I'm going to play Texas A&M against Texas A&M. That's my favorite thing to do, because it reminds me so much of my other favorite XBOX game, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.

BTW, speaking of that Cthulhu game, J. Edgar Hoover is a wuss who only gives you a .45 Auto to go up against giant hecatontapus-blobs with. That means they have more tentacles than just eight, like as in the eight tentacles of an octopus, or the eight wins of Virgina Tech. In fact they have 100 tentacles. Isn't that badass?


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