BCSFootball.org

Just stumbled upon this gem of a website – http://www.bcsfootball.org/. I’m not sure how I haven’t seen this official BCS website before, but it’s really something special. Let’s follow my thought process step-by-step as I slowly devolved from an innocent web surfer to a brainwashed BCS supporter:

1. Wait a second – did I just click the wrong button? I meant to go to bcsfootball.org and this is clearly ESPN.com. Something’s a little off though…

2. Checking web address…yup I guess this is BCSFootball.org – “News, highlights and insights into the Bowl Championship Series.” Insights into the Bowl Championship Series? This is starting to feel not very fair and balanced at all…

3. Oh that’s right, ESPN bought the rights to air the BCS bowl games. That’s probably going to take a while to get used to, especially since I’ve clicked over to ABC for 81 consecutive Monday Night Football games before remembering that it’s now on ESPN. I suppose this website is understandable so far – of course they’re going to want to protect the five bowl games that they drastically overbid on…

4. Good god! ESPN is in on this BCS thing too! I used to think a playoff was an inevitability, but now we have the NCAA, BCS conference commissioners, AND ESPN working together? We’re never going to be able to topple that cartel – those are the same groups that orchestrated the JFK assassination and faked the Moon Landing!…*

* Look it up – that’s a FACT.

5. Well this isn’t so bad, these all look like legitimate news stories. Hey, Jordan Todman’s declaring for the NFL draft! Scrolling…wait….

6. Follow “Every Game Counts” on Twitter and Facebook? This is starting to get weird. What kind of douche would actually follow this on Facebook?…

7. 15,641 fans!!! And one is my friend?!?* I haven’t been this sad with America since I got over Bieber-mania…

* Facebook…DELETE!

8. Tagline on the Facebook page: “The Best Regular Season in Sports.” Wait – wasn’t College GameDay at the horrendous Ohio State/Penn State and Illinois/Northwestern games on consecutive weeks in November? Who gets to judge what the best regular season is? So confused…need to get off this page…

9. Scrolling down…Oregon State’s Mike Riley gives us a quote: “I like the bowl system. I like the opportunity for a lot of teams to have a successful season and to get a chance to go to a bowl game. We don’t need to limit that to whatever the playoff deal is.” Well then…

10. The “Welcome” box is down on the bottom of the page – is that a bad sign? Are they trying to hide something?

11. From the “Welcome” box: “The BCS is a five-game showcase of college football. It is designed to ensure that the two top-rated teams in the country meet in the national championship game, and to create exciting and competitive matchups among eight other highly regarded teams in four other bowl games…It has been undeniably successful in achieving those goals.” Yup, that was a bad sign. There seems to be a hierarchy of indoctrination here – lead with legitimate news and hammer it home with ass backwards doublespeak. If I remember right, that was Kim Jong Il’s strategy – start with some nice social welfare programs and, before you know it, it’s not so crazy that the President just captured a movie actress and director from South Korea while the people starve. And yet it seems to be working…

12. Scrolling back up…here’s some News and Notes tucked away in small print in the corner. Why is the font so much smaller? This might be another bad sign…

13. First article under this section: “For 98.3 Percent of Players, Any Bowl is Final Euphoria.” Yup, small print was a bad thing. Although I am impressed with the very specific number behind what I can only assume was an extremely in-depth scientific study. My favorite line from the article: “When considering changing the system, advocates need to remember this is college athletics, a consideration seemingly lost when it comes to a number of topics, including paying players, transferring conferences, TV contracts, etc.” Oh, you mean the same college athletics that end in a tournament in every other sport on every other level?…

14. Other highlights from the “News and Notes”: BCS Plan: Everybody’s got One and Football Playoff a Mistake?…my head’s starting to hurt…I feel some change coming on…

15. Must protect the sanctity of the regular season…the BCS uber alles…suddenly excited for the Ohio State/Arkansas game…Brent Musberger isn’t insane…

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