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In the world of football controversies and glory go hand in hand. Same is the case with the Bowl Championship Series. In a relatively short amount of time BCS has developed a massive fan-base throughout the country and has drawn comparisons with NFL’s mega-event the Super Bowl. During its 15 year history the event has been home to thrilling football contests, complete with fans wearing official team jersey’s and eye black to support their favorite football teams, and cheerleaders motivating the team’s players to win an intense encounter against a rival team. Tickets of the competition sell out rapidly on popular website TicketVistas. But not all is well in the land of college football. Despite its massive popularity among fans, BCS has also attracted the wrath of former players, announcers, critics and even its own officials on several occasions for sloppy rules and controversial policies. One such incident took place this past Tuesday when Green Bay Packers Quarter Back Aaron Rodgers attacked the series for its flawed policy making.
Green Bay Packers star Quarter Back Aaron Rodger is famous for being a straight shooter and is never hesitant when it comes to speaking his mind. He has been labeled over-the-top and in-your-face kind of guy by his critics several times but that hasn’t slowed him down one bit. His remarks on the BCS system this past Tuesday are one such example.
During his radio show appearance on ESPN 540 in Milwaukee, the award winning Quarter Back had plenty of unkind words about the BCS college football which he described as a “sham” and “a joke”.
When Aaron Rodgers was asked about his views on big college football teams like Georgia and Oklahoma being passed up for the Orange Bowl in favor of minnows Northern Illinois, this stand out University of California player was quick to express his thoughts. Rodgers stated, “I love it because it just goes to show what a sham the BCS is,” Rodgers told ESPN 540. “It’s an absolute sham. They keep pushing off the date when they’re going to do this playoff. It makes absolutely no sense. It’s absolute baloney. It should be at least a 16-team playoff. Should have been for the last 10 or 15 years. It’s a joke.”
He further went onto add, “Have a definite winner, like every other sport , including whatever they’re calling Division II or III in the NCAA all have playoffs, so why wouldn’t you have — in the system that could make the most money — why would you not have a playoff? It doesn’t make any sense. I mean, in NCAA basketball, that’s what everybody looks forward to. Everybody loves March Madness. You can’t wait to watch because there is one definite winner. Just a lot of teams have a chance.
“Why don’t you give Northern Illinois a chance? Even if you rank them a 16 seed and put them up against Notre Dame; 1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15 and run down the line and see what happens. Then you can at least have one championship and still have the integrity of the bowl games. All the teams are done now and you have four weeks to play games. ”
The debate about what teams will participate in the Bowl Championship Series rages on. Let’s see what the future holds for the mega-event, for now, it continues to grow in popularity each year.