It is my fervent hope that Brown finds some love in his heart and in his true religion, and shifts his cares from Omaha back to Lincoln, to his own locker room, where he’s bound to alienate some kid someday who might need him, if he hasn’t already. And if he’s happy just being a mouthpiece for division and discrimination, I hope he’ll forgive me if I begin to forget the “good coach” facet and see the bigot first. It’d be the Christian thing to do.
Every year, pretty much, reveals another crazy aspect of the current BCS system. A well-done article in the Oklahoman discusses the voters in the Harris Poll and how their views affected who went to the national championship. They focus on an 80-year-old retired Iowa official who confessed to not doing much research.
Now, it is interesting this year that everyone is down on human polls. A decade ago people were down on the computers and the system was changed so that the human polls had more influence. This year if the computers decided, then OSU would be in the national championship.
I just spent most of the afternoon reading Taylor Branch's cover article for the new Atlantic which arrived in my mailbox this morning. An eye-opening report on the cartel-like behaviours of the NCAA and their exploitation of young people. Branch frames this as a civil rights and human rights issue, and after reading the article, I must agree.
Why is the conference with 6 of its ten teams currently ranked in the top 25 (and one of its recent former teams ranked) the conference that is imploading? Why isn't healthy sports competition and success outweighing everything else?
And why, when politics, the economy, and the weather are such anxiety-inducers must college football be as well? Shouldn't it be a haven of rest for the weary to watch and enjoy?