Open your mind: BCS is actually pretty damn good

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BCS logoKevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesTake a good, hard look at the BCS, and you just might agree it's a pretty damn good system after all.

Politicians have asked, "Why do you exist?"

Mark Cuban has offered millions to put you out of existence.

Fans, coaches and athletic administrators have nightmares over you.

You are the BCS.

Discussing the BCS is as appealing as tasting battery acid to most college football fans. Not me, though.

Here's a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of the BCS.


The Good: SEC is a synonym for BCS

Your favorite team isn't that good -- if it were, it would be in the SEC:

The SEC champion has been selected to participate in seven of the 12 BCS title games, going 7-0 in those appearances. Floyd Mayweather Jr. might be dodging Manny Pacquiao, but the SEC doesn't avoid anybody. The league has rained down the infamous "S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C!" chants with three BCS championship wins over the Big 12, two over the Big Ten, one over the Pac-10 Pac-12 and one over the ACC.

The value of the SEC's BCS championship record is amplified when compared to the other five BCS conferences. The ACC, Big East, and Big Ten are each 1-2 in BCS championship appearances. The Big 12 is 2-5, and the Pac-10 Pac-12 is 0-1 (sorry about that vacated title, USC). That's a combined winning percentage of .294!

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