Division I football (FBS), the "BCS paradox" occurs when
a conference simultaneously wins and loses the BCS National
not winning the conference division and playing one less game
while the other
team competes for the conference championship, the 2nd-in-division team still competes for the MNC (Mythical National
The resulting game
is 100% guaranteed to top any previous
games labeled as "The Game
of the Century", and ensures that the record of "Most Viewers Falling Asleep" will be shattered.Note
that the "BCS paradox" only applies to the $EC, because no other
conference can bring in the same amount of money...er, produce the two greatest teams in the nation.
the snoozefest against LSU in the regular season, Alabama's week of rest (while LSU was battling Georgia for the conference title) paid off as the Crimson Tide beat the Tigers in the most boring game
in the history of football. The fact that the SEC both
won and lost the BCS National Championship resulted in the first-ever "BCS paradox".