By: T.R. Slyder, TRSlyder@yahoo.com
So the college football season is over and there isn't a unanimous #1 team. Most people think Florida is the winner, but it is hardly an open-and-shut case.
What I am hearing a lot is something like this between two sports pundits.
Pundit 1: I think that Florida is the clearcut #1 team in the country. I ranked USC second, and Utah third
Pundit 2: I think Florida is good, but how you can you count out Utah? They beat some big schools and were undafeated. They literally could not possibly have a better record. How can you discredit that?
Pundit 1: Oh come on, Utah? You know that if they played Florida would beat them! They have Tim Tebow, Percy Harvin and Brandon Spikes and all those other fast guys. They would annihilate Utah.
And that's the problem. The season is OVER, yet people are still speculating. This doesn't happen with other sports. Isn't the point of the season to find a winner? You don't hear people interpreting which horse just won a race, or which team should win the NFL Championship. So if the rationale that people are using for the college championship is "Because I think Florida would probably beat Utah", why even play the games? Just sign your recruits, tell the media who your team is, have the almighty "the computers" be outfitted with an algorithm to quantify talent, and then tell us who won the season.
That makes just as much sense.
Friday, January 9, 2009