Finally, the Bowl Committees get it right.
As a Penn State fan, I would have loved the Nittany Lions to sneak into a BCS Bowl and play somebody, but they lost - and were outclassed - by the Hawkeyes.....at home.
Frankly, I can't wait until Penn State play LSU in a bowl game for the ages in Orlando. It's Joe Paterno vs Les Miles. Both have seen their teams have disappointing seasons, but both teams have players that will grace the NFL. Penn State's special teams guys will worry about Trinton Holliday and his speed returning kicks, while LSU will worry about Darryl Clark and the spread option. Ladies and gentlemen, it's going to be fun.
One of my favorite writers on Bleacher Report groused about the fact that Florida State had been chosen ahead of Clemson for the Gator Bowl. But you know what? It's Bowden's last game. And against the West Virginia Mountaineers - his former team - we can't think of anything more cool, dadgummit.
The 'smaller' BCS gatecrashers in TCU and Boise State could be annoyed because they are playing each other, but it creates a monster of a line-up. One will remain unbeaten, and probably order in National Championship rings. It would have been nice to see them play big conference players, like a Florida or an Iowa, but no-one can really deny that this should be one of the best games of the week.
And thank God we had nothing to bitch about when it came to the National Championship Game. We all knew that Texas and Alabama are the two best teams in the nation.