We enter yet another end of a college football season with one or more undefeated mid-majors screaming for a chance at the BCS Championship. And, once again, they just don't get it.
Listen up. I like mid-majors. I root for mid-majors every time they play BCS teams. But these mid-majors need to understand something. It's called the BCS Title for a reason. It crowns the champion of the BCS. And, you mid-majors, don't belong to a BCS conference. So you aren't ever going to be the BCS Champion. You are the red-headed stepchildren to BCS schools. Baylor will always have a better chance to win the BCS Title than TCU, no matter how good or bad TCU is. LSU can win the BCS title with a 2-loss season but Utah will never win the BCS Title no matter how many times they go undefeated.
They will toss you guys a bone or two to shut you up but they will never give you a slice of the BCS T-Bone steak that is the title game.
So, why not do something about it?
Create your own champion.
You want a playoff system mid-majors? Then create one. The BCS schools don't want to play? Who needs them? 1-AA doesn't fret that Florida isn't in their playoff brackets. Why should you?
Yes, at the moment, you are obligated to bowls contractually. But those contracts will run out. And then you will have a choice. Continue to play the BCS' game and never have a chance to ever appear in their so-called title game.
Or, have some guts, take a stand, go out on a limb, get together with the other mid-majors and show the Bull Crap System that playoffs can work in Division 1 football.
Yes, you would be risking a lot. Financially. There is no guarantee that a mid-major playoff system will get you as much money as the bowl contracts guarantee you. So, if you don't want to take that risk? That's fine. Then take your place at the kiddie table and be content with the scraps the BCS will give you.
If you really are sick of being the BCS' redheaded stepchild, then tell the BCS to stick it come contract renewal time.
The ball, mid-majors, really is in your court.
If you don't get out of the bed that the BCS is making for you, then don't cry that it keeps you up all night.