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What Should We Call These Guys?

Watching college football this weekend I kept hearing national commentators referring to the teams in the non-BCS Conferences as potential "flies in the ointment". What a repulsive moniker!

To me a fly in the ointment is something that turns something very good into something gross, ugly or unusable. To be the non-BCS teams that make a run at earning one of the top ten bowl invitations are anything but that. Hawaii, Utah and Boise State were a breath of fresh air to college football and they deserve a better title than the nausea inducing fly reference. I prefer the phrase "Gate...

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