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College bowl system is perfect (*stupid Hawaiians)

There, I said it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the college bowl system. But what the hell does this have to do with Hawaiians?

Every year around this time, the sports talk starts going nuts about how the college football bowl system needs to be revamped because it is either too complicated or it doesn’t result in the best teams playing each other at the end of the season, or some team gets screwed in some way.

Well, holySmith! is officially calling bullshit on this whole thing. There is nothing wrong with the college football system. It is what it is and it will stay as it is because every year, people are passionate enough about it to keep saying it needs to be revamped. College football is really no different than our own government. If you really look at it, it seems completely retarded and corrupt in so many ways that you feel like you want to remove yourself from it entirely and not participate, yet here you are, year after year, throwing in your $0.02.

Like any good drama, it’s the flaws that make the story great. If it were perfect, it wouldn’t be nearly as fun. There are sports commentators out there who basically make a living ranting about the ills of the college bowl system and how it is this and that. If your team is ranked atop this mess, you are definitely in favor of how it works. But even if you aren’t who cares. You are a fan and you live and die with your team. Going into one of the last weeks of the season, there is so much on the line and Mizzou of all teams is ranked number 1, yet are an underdog to OK this week. ASU could wind up in the Rose Bowl assuming we stomp U of A and the rest of the Pac-10 loses. As far as I can tell, there’s nothing wrong with the system unless you are Hawaii. But screw them, they are Hawaii.

Hawaiians have no goddamn reason to complain about anything. They live in F-ing Hawaii. Cry me a river.

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  • El Gammy December 3, 2007, 3:02 pm

    Your opinion on the college bowl system is as retarded as… well… the college bowl system.

    Here’s my argument: March Madness… in December.

    A tournament means more games that mean something. It also weeds out the shitty teams so that there are no boring blow-outs come tournament time. I understand your point about “it is what it is” and that it’s flaws make it great, but that inherently doesn’t make it perfect (as you claimed in your title).

    College sports are great because these kids are trying their asses off on every single play trying to make big money in the pros or at least playing for school pride, especially in rivalries. Plus, the stupid college douche crowds are awesome too, so why wouldn’t we want to see an action-filled tournament instead of silly bowl games that only prove your school’s AD slurped up to the right people this year?

  • holySmith! December 3, 2007, 3:55 pm

    My article was simply bait to lure the dumb fish out of the lake, and you bit it El Gammy!

    First, let me start by saying that you are a douche.

    Second, how are football teams supposed to play in a tournament? If there were a bracket for football, it would take months. They only play 12 games, so another tournament isn’t practical at all in terms of time/cost. A basketball game takes less time, has a smaller team, fewer operations/logistics to deal with for the school, and isn’t as involved as a football game in general. The game doesn’t support a bracket like basketball does.

    Third and finally, let me conclude by saying that you are a douche.

    Thank you.

  • El Gammy December 5, 2007, 9:26 am

    Well allow me to retort:

    First of all, the whole “dumb fish” concept and subsequent bitching was mine from the beginning. And I’m sure there is some MAN LAW out there that prohibits using one’s own theories against him.

    Second, regarding the more involved logistics of a college football game as opposed to a basketball game, you should be very well aware that if it meant more money for the schools, they would put up with any logistical struggles in order to get a playoff bracket done. The NFL raises its playoff ticket prices significantly – the NCAA could do the same and more than makeup for the “expenses” of playing a couple more playoff games.

    Also, consider the fact that the first bowl game doesn’t start until Dec. 20th, and it’s as meaningless as stealing second with two outs when you’re team is down by 5 in the bottom of the ninth… the point being is that there is a lot of time between the last week of the season and the date of the last bowl game on Jan. 7th to fit in a solid College Football Championship Tournament – a whole month, to be exact. And who’s to say they wouldn’t be able to extend the championship game further out anyway?

    Think of all the games, the rivalries and the hot cheerleader ass that would be prancing about during the tournament… How could you still argue against that?

    Oh yeah, you’re holydouche!, that’s how.

  • holySmith! December 5, 2007, 10:28 am

    I know the dumb fish concept was yours, which is exactly why I exercised the option to toss it back at you, adding further insult. Yeah, I am THAT DAMN GOOD.

    My overall point here is to egg you on so that we can have arguements like this, but also to say that any new system that might be implemented for college football is a pointless attempt. Even if there is some kind of playoff system, that will still involve someone getting screwed, just as it happens in the NFL. Inevitably, the winner of the weakest division gets in with crappy record and one or two other teams in stronger divisions with better records gets stiffed. It happens every year. So if the drama is all the same crap, what does a playoff system really solve? AND, we live in a world where all the kids get trophies for showing up, so isn’t it a good thing that several schools all think they are #1 in football?

    AND – maybe it is just me, but college cheerleaders seem to be selected based on talent now, not level of hotness. You used to be able to count on at least seven or eight hotties per squad, but now, you’re lucky to get one smokin’ hottie on any given squad, even at SC or ASU, who have proud traditions of uber-hot cheerleaders. That’s not the case anymore, unfortunately, so yeah, hell yeah, I will find a way to argue your point, El Douchey.

  • El Gammy January 2, 2008, 2:21 pm

    Now that we’ve got a couple of bowl games behind us, did you see Florida vs Michigan last night? Who wouldn’t want to see at least 7 more of those? Seriously… Let’s go PLAYOFFS! CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP Let’s go PLAYOFFS! CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP

    Note: You know what’s funny? I copied the first “CLAP” and pasted the rest of the “CLAPS” right aftewards in the exact same rhythm you would use when doing the CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP thing. See? I just did it again. That’s great. I amuse myself.

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