I just have to comment on the major shake-up! Why? Because I have always been frustrated with the whole "national champion" thing. My position has never changed, the events of last night did not change my view, only confirmed it.
The BCS national champion is and always has been meaningless. Do I enjoy the fact that our conference holds the last 6 titles? Yes. Do I feel that those titles are significant entitlements? NO! Never have. Would I be out of my mind proud if UGA is ever crowned champion? Yes.
But really, it's nothing more than a trophy and a lot of good press useful for recruiting and income. It's an award. They make it sound like a title but its not.
If the SEC is not in the game this year it's a little bit of a let down but really it is not that big of a deal and everyone is going to make it a huge deal. It all boils down to one thing that just does not sit well with me. The lone qualifier for reaching the BCS title game is, go undefeated in one of the BCS qualifier conferences. Just because Alabama lost a game, just because A&M lost a couple games makes them too weak to play in the title game. This is absurd.
What makes sense to me is this. What we all love about college football is this, awarding a team with the title "national champion" is misleading. It's a square peg fit into a round hole. I just don't get how people can achieve closure at the end of each season in this manner. It's like "X is national champion, nothing more to talk about". It's just crazy. There are always two-five teams that are outstanding solid teams. The game is played so differently by so many schools one could never "shut the door" by saying they're the best.
I don't write as well as most of you so I don't know if anyone really gets my drift. I'm just spewing my frustration with this whole BCS thing. I'll stick with my conference title dreams and enjoy the rest of the entertainment.