The Revolution Has Been Televised!

December 29, 2011 – 2:46 am by Hickey

When I was a young lad, I always aspired to make it big in Boise. Or at least Pocatello. It looks like I’ve made it.

The Occupy The BCS movement, which we will claim to have started at Rumors and Rants because the evidence allows us to, has at least caught on with Boise State fans, who prominently displayed the cause at the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl last week while supporting the Broncos. (The above picture is displayed on the website of Boise TV station KTVB).

It is true that I called for a boycott of all bowl games in my original manifesto, but at least by showing up these guys got the movement more attention. I’m willing to compromise.

Of course, the downside is that those Boise State fans made their presence known at the Las Vegas Bowl, which means that pretty much no one outside of Idaho realizes this happened. But we do, and we’re going to promote the hell out of our brothers in arms.

Viva la revolution! Someday we will have a playoff, and it will be glorious. (Until then, enjoy the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl between two teams without head coaches in the lamest postseason system ever created).

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  1. 5 Responses to “The Revolution Has Been Televised!”

  2. Preach on Brother Hickey, except UCLA has not one, but two head coaches. Even with double the head coaching power, they will still be terrible, but not IU terrible…

    By Booter on Dec 29, 2011

  3. I don’t know why people are unhappy with a system that sends the #8 team in the nation to Las Vegas for a bowl game nobody would otherwise care about.

    What better way to get people interested in these so-called minor bowl games than to sprinkle around top national talent?

    Playoffs are for professional leagues (and collegiate athletics filled with teams that aren’t afraid to test themselves against ‘non-powers’). Division 1-A football is simply too fragile to withstand the punishment a potential Champions League-like playoff system where a school like Troy could conceivably win it all.

    And it’s at least resolute enough to know that any playoff system it does introduce should only include the top four teams. (I mean, who wants to see the #8 ranked team in the nation compete for all the marbles? If they were any good, they’d be a top four team!!!!)

    So I say ‘kudos’! Kudos to Div. 1-A and it’s clever renaming of itself. Kudos to allowing Super-Conferences. And kudos to preventing the viewing public to actually enjoy December college football.

    I, for one, am looking forward to a Championship Game featuring two teams from the same conference (one of which didn’t even play in their conference championship game) play a game where Alabama will win and, in spite of LSU having a better win/loss percentage as a result, being crowned National Champion for winning the one game that mattered (on the second chance they were given).

    If that doesn’t represent what America is about, then we’ve simply failed as a nation.

    Oh, and if the NCAA gives into cowardice and does implement a Champions League-like playoff system, I propose that the SEC be given their due respect and get a guaranteed six berths every year. It’s the only way to prove how superior they are given how under-represented they are throughout the season.

    The B1G TEN can have four. The Big XII can have three. The Big East and ACC can have two each. The Pac-12 will get one. And the last entry to round out the field at sixteen teams will be a lottery draw from all the ‘non-AQ’ conference champions.

    (And to throw a NCAA-style wrinkle, the only way the non-AQ representative can move on in the tournament is if they can beat their slotted SEC opponent twice in a row (Or a suitable designated team for the replay that must take place the day after… Gotta keep those television schedules in line, you know!)

    So again, I commend the Div. 1-A collegiate football representatives for holding out and not introducing any kind of legitimacy to their post-season endeavors. Somebody has to be the villain and remind us plebes just how silly we are for wanting things.

    By Santa Claustrophobia on Dec 29, 2011

  4. Slow clap for Santa Claustrophobia…slow clap indeed.

    By Ryan Phillips on Dec 29, 2011

  5. Nice comment Santa. I don’t necessarily agree with all your points but they were well-articulated and you took a very firm stance. Thanks for sharing!

    By Kevin L. Johnston on Dec 30, 2011

  6. That was well worth the read.

    I’ve watched only about five minutes of bowls this year, and that was because Auburn/Virginia was on while I was waiting to see the “breaking news” on Indiana beating Ohio State.

    By MJenks on Jan 3, 2012

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