Before this weekend's SEC and Big 12 championship games even kicked off, the BCS has already announced the teams for the national championship game. Spokesmen for the groud admitted that the organization really stands for "Big Corporate Sponsorship" and "Big Conference Schools," and exists only to make money. They have announced that Bobby Bowden's 6-6 Florida State Seminoles will play against the coachless 6-6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
"We all know that Notre Dame is the New York Yankees or Dallas Cowboys of the college football world. Everyone in the country either loves or hates tham and they all have to watch the game," said Mark Buck of the NCAA. "Add in a hall of fame type coach who will be on the sidelines for his last game, and you've got one that every sports fan in the country is sure to tune in to see."
Six teams in the country are still undefeated going into this last week of the season, and all but one should remain that way. Why isn't the BCS going to take two of those?
"We just plain, flat out, don't feel like it," answered Buck. "Everyone knows that this whole system isn't about national champions or tournaments or who deserves to be there, it is all about the money. How else do you explain Penn State going undefeated and untied, including their bowl game, five times in the last thirty years and yet only getting one National Championship in that time?"
"We'll put Texas, Florida, Ohio State, and Alabama into the other BCS games regardless of what happens this weekend. You can forget about TCU, Boise State, and Cincinatti because they are not big time enough and don't have national followings (even though Boise is maybe becoming the Gonzaga of football). No, our other schools in the BCS will be schools like Oklahoma (7-5) and Michigan (5-7), schools with huge traditions and national followings and rich alumni who will buy lots of commercial time."