I actually hope he's wrong. Although I haven't been following the controversy closely, the more I learn about the BCS the more ridiculous and outrageous it seems. Of course, I just came back from the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, where my beloved Utah Utes finished their season undefeated (13-0) and soundly defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide. Lupica thinks the Utes deserve to be in the mix for the national championship, but doesn't see that happening anytime soon:
Will this system ever be changed? Are you kidding? With this much money on the table for the big schools? It won't. The presidents and the television networks, especially ESPN, which just bought the BCS wholesale, love this idea of the season riding on some big game all during the regular season, love the idea of selling you this idea that the tournament in college football is every weekend.--Mike Lupica, "Utah adds to BCS mess."
They do everything in this dishonest system except produce the kind of honest champion that all the other sports produce. And then I hear this claptrap about how all the debate is great for the sport. Tell that to Utah. The Utes ought to declare themselves the champs now, and if somebody wants to say they're not, let them do what you're supposed to do in sports:
I disagree. I think the BCS system will crumble over time as its nature as a self-serving cartel is exposed. We shall see who is right - Lupica or thousands of others like me.