College football fans and members of the media stuck in a constant state of heartbreak over an unfulfilled lust for a college football playoff need to wipe their tears, dry their eyes and face reality.
We're not getting a 16-team tournament, there won't be any "Winter Madness" office pools, and Jennifer Hudson isn't being flown into New Orleans for a live version of "One Shining Moment" on Jan. 9. The BCS is here to stay (for now, at least), and this year despite the cries of horror and outrage from media outlets everywhere outside of SEC country we have an all-SEC BCS Championship Game. And the game is also a rematch of a matchup we saw just a few weeks ago.
But guess what? Whether you think it's "fair" or not, Alabama and LSU are the two best teams in the nation this year. And I'm fine with them playing again for the national title in January.
Heck, compared to the alternative options? I'm elated.
I'm not a luddite or some old-school "Get off my lawn" traditional...