Imagine if last year the NFL had reasoned that since Carolina had been so besieged with injuries, that they were going to face the Seahawks in the Super Bowl. The Panthers were without running back DeShaun Foster, and hey, they had to play the Seahawks on the road. It would only be fair to allow the Panthers another shot at the Seahawks on a neutral field right? Besides, the Steelers lost to the 6-10 Baltimore Ravens, so they didn't deserve to be in the Super Bowl.
You would all be in favor of this right?
Well, the people supporting Michigan for the BCS Championship Game probably would. The idea of Michigan getting a rematch with Ohio State is as lame as granting the loser of the AFC/NFC Championship Game another shot in the Super Bowl.
Michigan and Big 10 apologists feel that the Wolverines deserve another chance because a.) the game was close and 2.) Michigan had to play at Ohio State. First of all, if you felt that Ohio State was ever in danger of losing that game, watch it again. The Buckeyes were in control of that game throughout and Michigan's final touchdown only mattered to those who took the Wolverines and the points. As far as the home field thing goes, quit crying. It cycles in year after year. Besides, if you are going to grant Michigan a rematch, when is Wisconsin going to get its rematch? The Badgers played Michigan close, and you had better believe that if that game was at Camp Randal Stadium, things would have been different.
And Wisconsin did not lose to Ohio State, meaning they should be in line for a shot over Michigan. Right? Of course not. You know why? They lost to Michigan. Just like Michigan lost to Ohio State.
The bottom line is, if you don’t win your conference, you don’t deserve to play for the championship. Just like you can’t reach the Super Bowl without winning your conference, the same should apply to the BCS championship game. Sorry Michigan, you had your chance and you lost.