Today is the first official Saturday of the 2008 collegiate football season. By tonight, some teams' dream of an undefeated season will be derailed.
Imagine that. one game into the season and already it can seem like a lost cause if you happen to come out on the lower end of the final score.
College football - I love it for the on the field competition. I pretty much can ignore the posturing and off-field antics.
It's gotten so that a team must be undefeated to feel that it had a good season. What even happened to a winning season? And then, even if you go undefeated but didn't play the right teams on your schedule, that achievement is discounted.
A couple of years ago 3 major teams went undefeated - all laying claim to the national title, but only 2 got to play each other for the official national title - thank you BCS.
At the very least, let each conference champion (regardless of their record) advance to a March Madness style tournament and seed the stronger teams. This would still reward winning but not devastate a team - or its athletes - if they happened to lose a game along the way.