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I fully understand that it's not fair to some teams, but, IMHO, that's life; the way the cookie crumbles.

That is a little harsh. Tell that to the kids that play their hearts out each weekend on the field. They deserve the chance to prove themselves as much as anyone else. If a kid has an opportunity to go to Boise State (or wherever), and have a sucessful college career as a 2-3 year starter, or to go to Miami and ride the sideline as a walk-on for four years, and he chooses Boise State, then why should a kid with the same skills get the opportunity to go to a BCS game simply because he chose Miami? The Miami kid never played but gets a ring? That, I guess, is how the proverbial "cookie" crumbles.

It is easy to have your carefree position as a fan of a school looking out from the inside. For those schools on the outside looking in, it is a completely different perspective.

However, the underlying fact surrounding the BCS is that it was started by the Conferences involved, with or without ABC's input, influence or whatever, to benefit the members of their conferences.

So, why then, is it incumbent upon them to include other teams in the Bowls connected with THEIR organization, the BCS?
(My emphasis added)

So, in essence it was a coup. It was the big guys keeping the little guys down in order to better themselves. A - "It is my ball, and if you don't play by my rules, then you just can't play" - sort of attitude. I know this is "the American Way", but should that mantra extend into amatuer sports? It can also be referred to as a oligopoly. I know there is a hump running down the center of each field, but this truly does represent an unbalanced playing field.

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