Call me a traditionalist, but in a pre-BCS setup, wouldn't we have a classic Rose Bowl between USC and Ohio State? Am I the only one thinking that the Rose Bowl has gotten screwed (again)? Wasn't it 3 or 4 years ago that the Iowa-USC game was played in the Orange Bowl? Since I first got my lather up about this issue, the BCS standings just came out this evening with USC edging Michigan as #2 in the rankings. Funny how all of those voters and computers forgot that USC gagged against Oregon State (where in the Top 25 are the Beavs, by the way?), whilethen #2 Michigan lost by a field goal to #1 Ohio State in Columbus.
Under the old Rose Bowl setup, this would have been a moot point. The Trojans and the Buckeyes would meet on January at the Rose Bowl. Now, the Rose Bowl ends up getting sloppy seconds. How does a Michigan-Boise State Rose Bowl sound?
I'm thinking that Pandora's Box is already open, so we will never get back to the "good ol' days" in Pasadena. Interestingly enough, it sounded like the Rose Bowl officials at least tried to make a stand for tradition.
OK, I'll now go back to gumming my oatmeal and complaining about how that Harry Truman fellow is going to ruin our country.