College football is more like politics than any other sport in America. Think about it. This year's national champion, for instance, wasn't decided so much on the field but in the filibustering done by coaches, pollsters and assorted talking heads leading up to the game.
It's safe to say most of the nation wasn't moved by the two candidates that made it in to the final, but in this big party ... er ... conference system we live in there was little choice. After all, it's much easier to have two popular sides face each other rather than choosing between four, eight or 16. Primaries are one thing, playoffs are quite another.
In the end, the BCS, much like the Electoral College, will crown whoever the winner of this battle is regardless of the popular vote.
We can't do anything about college football, or the current political landscape for that matter, but we can hold a debate. Yes, we know that would be as likely as a playoff deciding an actual champion, but play along with us.
From Louisiana State University coach