But the BCS and the accompanying bowl system only tells half the story. What about how the other half lives? The teams so futile, so inept and so terrible that the race to be crowned the worst in the country is as heated as ever. And so, on the heels of the BCS, the announcements have been for the BFS (Bowl Futility Series). Talk amongst yourselves, disagree with the placements and talk about how once again the BFS has failed to produce a true embarrassment to Division 1-A football...but you know you'll watch anyway.
You know the rules. The five BFS conferences (CUSA, MAC, Mountain West, Sun Belt, WAC) get an automatic bid from their "top loser." Then, the five wild card berths are drawn from the BFS conferences as well as any non-BFS schools that may qualify. Could this be the year than a non-BFS school breaks through the glass basement?
Here are your automatic bids:
Conference USA: SMU (1-11)
MAC: Northern Illinois (2-10)
Mountain West: UNLV (2-10)
Sun Belt: Florida International (1-11)
WAC: Idaho (1-11)
and your wild card berths:
Utah State (2-10)
North Texas (2-10)
*Replaces 1-11 Duke, who was disqualified because the BFS is tired of seeing them
AAA Bail Bonds and Checks Cashed National Futilityship
Idaho vs. FIU
The Vandals only win came over a 1-AA team and FIU recently ended a 23-game losing streak. It truly is a clash of the titans this year in the site of the big game, beautiful Camden, NJ.
KFC Famous Bowl
SMU vs. Northern Illinois
Just like the sponsor, this is a game with many layers that, when mixed together, leaves a gray, mushy globule of goodness.
2Girls1Cup Bowl (formerly the Goatse Bowl)
North Texas vs. Syracuse
A fantastic opportunity for the Orange to enact my personal vendetta against the Mean Green.
Armenian Genocide Bowl Presented by Tostitos
UNLV vs. UAB
Not a bad game in basketball. Alas...
The REDACTED Haliburton Bowl
Utah State vs. Minnesota
Crazily enough, Utah State would actually be favored if this were real.
Sorry Louisiana-Lafayette, better luck next year.