Thursday, December 8, 2011

Random Sports Reflections

Lot to talk about (hopefully I'll get back into a regular blogging routine in 2012) so it's bullet point time:

*I can't say that I'm disappointed about the BCS Championship Game, because it being the BCS, one should not be surprised.  I've said it before & I'll say it again, if every level of football except Division 1 football can have a playoff and do well with it, why not them too? I had several discussions on facebook about it, almost to the point that I got sick of it. I don't fault my friends who are Alabama fans who are happy about being in the national championship game but the BCS is a messed up system.  Would a playoff be perfect? No, but at least a championship would be decided on the field and not by computers and voters.  Maybe someday there will be one but we'll see.

*Lots of Tim Tebow talk going around.  It seems every week (or even every day) there is new Tebow talk.  In a lot of ways it reminds me of Brett Favre and the media attention he got in the past few years.  It seems a lot of writers and media come up with a story, slap Tim Tebow's name on it and boom.  Given the 24/7 nature of news (sports or general), it's a given.  But there comes a point when a lot of it is just rehashed news (he's not seen as the QB of the future, his faith being mocked, etc) pointing back at events that were a month or more ago.  It will be interesting to see how long this media frenzy will hold up.  When the offseason comes, will the Tebow talk still continue? Should be interesting.

*Albert Pujols signed with the Anaheim Angels (still refuse to call them the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) this morning.  I can't fault him for signing the 10 year 250+ million dollar contract.  I just fault him for signing with the Angels, mainly because they're a rival of the Mariners & it means for the next 10 years (barring him waiving the no-trade clause) I'll have to root against him.  Well I guess there's Tim Tebow to root for.