Q: Call me stupid, but I just re-read your entire article about the BCS in the L.A. Times and still have no idea what the BCS is. Shouldn’t you mention at least once what an acronym stands for?
A: Dear stupid (hey, you asked): First, you may be the first person in 14 years to “re-read” a story I wrote on the BCS. Those stories are barely meant to be read once, and never on a full stomach.
I used to spell out Bowl Championship Series every single time, but believe I have succumbed to what is being called “BCS fatigue.” Even the attorney in Utah who has been threatening to sue the BCS for years gave up this week. What’s the point?
The BCS, in two years, is going to the Cadillac Ranch of acronyms and will be replaced by another yet-to-be-determined acronym. And I promise to spell out that acronym out until it becomes old and tired to the point lawyers give up the fight to sue.
Q: So what’s up with your silence on Mike Trout not getting the Gold Glove?
A: This is a college football mailbag, but I will answer this question about Mr. Trout only because I just answered a question from Mr. Fish.
It’s bad enough Trout is probably going to lose the MVP to Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, who hit .265 in the postseason and would have led his team to fourth place if the Tigers played in the AL West.
But Trout not winning the Gold Glove this year is laughable. The managers and coaches picked Baltimore’s Adam Jones? According to defensive statistics tracked by Baseball Info Solutions, Trout saved 23 runs over an average fielder. Jones had a minus-16 average for a difference of 39 runs. Jones ranked 35th in a field of 35 qualified players.
Trout had one of the best seasons in the history of baseball. Maybe, if he’s lucky, he’ll get rookie of the year.
CHRIS DUFRESNE / COLLEGE FOOTBALL MAILBAG
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