One of the good ways to get over a devastating football defeat for your team (in my case, the 'Riders) is to tune in to other big football games and see other teams lose in humiliating fashion (ie. Pitt losing 45-44 to Cincinnati for the Big East title on a blown extra point). It makes you feel good that, as a fan, you do not have to suffer alone.
With that, here are the bowl matchups for the 2009-2010 bowl season and here are the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) matchups, including Alabama vs. Texas in a matchup of top-ranked unbeatens.
I will not go into a rant here about how messed-up I think the BCS is -- everyone realizes it is a total mess, anyway. Canadian football fans are beyond confused by the BCS and the way teams are picked for it, with these ridiculous computer rankings and so forth. I was mentioning the BCS to a casual sports fan the other night here in frozen Canada, and he didn't even understand how it works. It's just too complicated for us Canadians, who are used to having playoffs in every sport. In our country, common sense prevails when it comes to deciding champions. Why can't they do the same in the USA with college football? Beats me.
As former Saints and Colts coach Jim Mora used to say: "PLAYOFFS?!?!?!" That's a foreign word to the people in the NCAA.