We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog to bring you this note: Ratings for the Orange Bowl between Virginia Tech and Cincinnati were 6.1, the lowest-rating ever for a BCS game.
The number crushed the previous low of 7.6 for the 2007 Orange Bowl between Louisville and Wake Forest.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News sums it up: "Congratulations to savvy viewers who won't be pulled in to watching a meaningless college football game between two faceless teams even if the BCS letters are attached. The road to a playoff will be littered with low-rated BCS bowl games.
"How many more folks would have tuned in if it had been a playoff match-up on the road to crowning a real national champion?"