Sunday, December 6, 2009

Love thine BCS

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Tonight the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) found, once again, a way to short-change the little guys, namely TCU and BSU. Instead of pairing them up in match-ups with teams from BCS conferences, they've matched them with each other in what is, essentially, a rematch of last year's Poinsettia Bowl. This was a blatant effort by the BCS to prevent a scenario in which two non-BCS teams could finish the season unbeaten, sending a vicious blow to the precious system currently in place.

Initially, this angered me. Like so many of the shenanigans they've pulled in the past, I felt the bitter sting of injustice stirring inside me. However, while watching the Christmas Devotional later tonight, this scripture was mentioned:

Matthew 5:44 - "But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you."

What a great scripture for the Christmas season! It rang true to me on so many levels, but especially with the whole BCS thing. If the BCS is the enemy (and they are) then we should love them. We may not agree with how things are run. We may not be happy with the pairings in the bowls. We may feel that the whole BSU-TCU thing is a filthy cop-out that leaves nothing to be proven and drastically cheapens the work that both teams have put into the season. Nevertheless... *deep breath*... hostility is not the way to enact change. Let us search for other options (namely a playoff) with love in our hearts.

After all, it is the Holiday season. :)



  1. I have never read a more hysterically poignant message about the weak system that is the BCS. I'll try to live up to that scripture, but I think I might secretly still desire that the BCS computers get an irreparable virus and the headquarters get hit with an asteroid.
    Oh, and that Texas is utterly dismantled by Alabama while TCU utterly wastes Boise.
    I'm fairly certain that I'm not loving my enemies at all right now.

  2. Oh, and I just totally Google Reader shared your blog post for the world to see its brilliance.

  3. I recently heard a country song this blog reminds me of. I've only heard it once, but it's called I'm praying for you.

    Now I don't know if you listen to country music, but it does have some choice lines I think you'd enjoy. I think one of the lines is, "I'm praying you'll get in a car wreck. I'm praying your friends all forget your birthday. Etc."