Some of the bowls are interesting. I like undefeated TCU and undefeated Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl. I like Florida and undefeated Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl.
Alabama has to play somebody for the national championship, and it might as well be Texas.
Charlotte, as usual, got a good NIT game -- North Carolina versus Pittsburgh in the Meineke Bowl.
But what I take away from the bowl lineup is what I always take away. The system doesn't work. If Boise State blows out TCU, or if TCU blows out Boise State, the winner can make a case that it, and not the Alabama-Texas winner, is No. 1. If Cincinnati beats Florida, it can make a case that it is No. 1.
Most of want a champion. We don't want to guess who the best team is. We want to know.
The bowl system ensures that we will never find out.