Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Let's Have a Playoff! Let's Annihilate Racism!

Congratulations to LSU, the only two-loss team to ever win the BCS championship. I would have hated to see Ohio State back into being champs.

I've heard every argument that a few "traditionalists" hold for not having a BCS playoff system. None of them make sense to me. I think there would be excitement in the sporting world like none other if college football was decided by a playoff. Three extra games is all it would take. Eight teams (who below #8 could legitimately argue that they are #1?) But I bet I will never see it in my lifetime.

Beverly and I rarely go to the movies. I would much rather eat my own homemade popcorn and watch a movie on DVD. But last Friday night we went to Denton for dinner and a movie. We saw "The Great Debaters." It was an excellent movie. Of course, starring Denzel Washington -- it had to be good. I would highly recommend it. It highlights racism in the 30s in America.

I still find it amazing that the kind of racism I saw in the 60s ever occurred in this great nation. Occasionally you will hear someone talking about how the morals in America were so much better in the 50s. In some ways that is true. But I know of few things more immoral than racism. Oh, how Satan had blinded those who had such feelings. Unfortunately, he continues to poison people's hearts today.

I wonder how God is going to deal with those who wear His name and yet hate those made in His image? Oh, I forgot. God is white, right?:)


Jonathan said...

The playoff system may come sooner than you think...BCS is only under contract through 2010 and there are only two conferences that have voted against the playoff.

Glad to hear that your popcorn has won you over as well.

Jeff said...

I look forward to watching that movie. I look forward to a playoff system too but don't know if it will happen. I think I would have watched a championship game last night that two teams played into. I saw about 5 minutes last night and was completely uninterested in who played or who won because they didn't work any harder than a few other deserving schools to get there.

Mark and Melissa Taylor said...

I told Bev about a wonderful movie that you guys just have to see - The Ultimate Gift. Reminder her in case she forgets - it is fantastic and a must see for everyone! She said The Great Debaters was great, so I look forward to seeing it.

Beverly Ross said...

Racism is extremely difficult to understand - the mindset that started it and the mindset that kept is alive. I'm delighted our children don't see differences as scary.