The Only Way To Have Enthusiasm About The BCS Is To Fake It

↵I can't imagine anyone other than Iowa and Penn State fans* watched↵the BCS selection show with particular interest after Oklahoma State's↵pratfall against Oklahoma cleared up the BCS at-large picture. This is↵not Selection Sunday, when 65 teams across the country find out not only↵if they're in, but where they're going and who they're facing. But dang↵if they didn't use the same script:↵

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↵That's TCU fans exploding in joy after finding out they'd be...↵reprising last year's Poinsettia Bowl against Boise State? You mean to↵tell me not one single Horned Frog fan thought flipping the bird at the↵powers that be was in order? Do these people not have any idea what's↵going on?↵

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↵⇥So the team is there, coach Gary Patterson is there, the Fox camera↵⇥crew is there and Fox reporter Charissa Thompson is there. According to [TCU baseball coach Jim]↵⇥Schlossnagle, the producers were there pumping their fists and↵⇥getting the crowd jazzed with applause signs and all. He said they↵⇥didn't know which bowl game they were going to play in at the beginning↵⇥of the taping and even when it did go live, Thompson only told the fans↵⇥gathered there that they were going to the Fiesta Bowl and not who they↵⇥would play.↵⇥
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↵⇥Coach Patterson was finally told it would be against Boise State↵⇥right before Thompson stuck a mic in his face.↵
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↵Ah, they really didn't have any idea what was going on. Incomplete↵information -- the very reason college football needs a playoff more than↵any other sport -- rears its head again, this time in service of parable.↵The article suggests that fans were walking away↵"disappointed" that they only got measly Boise State, which is↵both obvious and the reason that TCU is at the kiddie table. At least↵Charissa Thompson was in the house.↵

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↵Please don't stalk her now, internet. I didn't mean it. ↵

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↵(HT: Doctor↵Saturday.)↵

↵*(Iowa or Penn State was the only question remaining, with the BCS↵choosing between justice and money. Shockingly, they chose justice,↵which probably means the money didn't actually differ.)↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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