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Poll: Was Auburn-Oregon the greatest BcS title game ever?

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Sometimes, in the immediacy of the moment, today’s society has the tendency to toss the word “greatest” around with a recklessness normally reserved for Dr. Lou’s spittle.

There’s no doubt that Auburn’s 22-19 win over Auburn was a terrific football game.  But, was it great?  Or even the greatest?

Was it greater than the Holy Grail of great BcS title games, the Texas-USC classic following the 2005 season, or even the Miami-Ohio State classic three years earlier?

I know where my vote would go; how about you?

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27 Responses to “Poll: Was Auburn-Oregon the greatest BcS title game ever?”
  1. inconsonance says: Jan 11, 2011 5:23 AM

    Honestly, I wasn’t impressed. In fact, most this season’s bowls were unimpressive. Oh well. There’s always next season, right?

  2. phillyb6 says: Jan 11, 2011 7:02 AM

    The Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio was better than Auburn/Oregon

  3. clusterpuck says: Jan 11, 2011 7:47 AM

    Not even close

  4. lostdupree says: Jan 11, 2011 8:16 AM

    Seriously? It was good… But better than Vince Young in the Rose Bowl?? Not even close…

  5. buckeye044 says: Jan 11, 2011 8:40 AM

    A good 4th qtr, but the rest of it was full of mistakes and miss opportunities.

  6. burntorangehorn says: Jan 11, 2011 8:47 AM

    This game was a total letdown. Early in the fourth quarter I briefly considered making my oldest kid’s lunch, or even streaming something on Netflix.

    Sure the fumble in the fourth made things interesting, but this wasn’t anything close to an epic battle. And since the result was to be either the thugs or the cheaters winning, there was no possible good outcome last night.

  7. dg0122 says: Jan 11, 2011 9:08 AM

    not even close…watching Kelly call plays is like watching my 6 year old play NCAA on PS3…Newton was almost the goat…not comparable to Texas-USC

  8. polegojim says: Jan 11, 2011 9:48 AM

    Way more defensive than expected, but that’s how evenly matched these teams were!

    We saw the flashes of top talent on both sides, meeting counterparts of equally excelling skill.

    I’m still not a fan, but the BCS got this one right.

  9. BC says: Jan 11, 2011 9:51 AM

    Actually the best de-facto national championship games I ever saw were pre-BCS. The Miami-Nebraska Bernie Kosar game, and the Florida State-Nebraska Charlie Ward game (which I was lucky enough to see in person).

  10. 1990tiger says: Jan 11, 2011 9:57 AM

    No, not one of the greatest games to watch but the outcome was one of the greatest.

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    burntorangehorn says:

    And since the result was to be either the thugs or the cheaters winning, there was no possible good outcome last night.

    During the 15 seconds I got bored during the game, I just took comfort in thinking about how last year’s NC losers failed miserable this year and had to sit at home and watch TV during the entire bowl season.
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  11. dmarado says: Jan 11, 2011 10:04 AM

    It was “Ok,” not exciting as exciting because my team wasn’t in it. Really, was there any doubt that Auburn would win? The Oregon defense was just awful against the run. Of the BCS games I’ve watched in entirety, I put it 3rd with Ohio State/Duh U #1, and USC/Texis 2.

  12. burntorangehorn says: Jan 11, 2011 10:16 AM

    1990tiger–congrats, as an Auburn fan, on the big win for the program. While I don’t think Newton had any business playing, it’s still rightfully an exciting time for Auburn fans. Enjoy it!

  13. WingT says: Jan 11, 2011 10:19 AM

    @burntorangehorn
    I guess you are still smarting from your teams loss last year. You stay classy.

    roll tide :)

  14. kupski says: Jan 11, 2011 10:19 AM

    Oregon was punked once again, they did not belong in that game at all. Good thing Auburn didnt run the ball more and learn to control the game better otherwise that game wouldnt of been close at all.

  15. contract says: Jan 11, 2011 10:38 AM

    TCU could’ve beat either team.

  16. wvuandsteelers says: Jan 11, 2011 10:39 AM

    I did not watch Miami-Ohio State, but Texas-USC was way better that this one.

  17. riversisanasshat says: Jan 11, 2011 10:42 AM

    Honestly…I was on the edge of my seat until about the midway through the 1st quarter, and didn’t get excited again until Oregon’s last drive. This game was, frankly, very forgettable.

    USC v Texas was an AMAZING game kickoff to kickoff. Those are the games that you remember. I wouldn’t even rate this game top 5.

  18. edgy says: Jan 11, 2011 10:45 AM

    I think it was one of the better but not the best. Texas vs USC was a good game but I rate it #2 behind Ohio State vs Miami, which was a tight game and featured double OT and a penalty that is still talked about in South Beach.

  19. masterofthegridiron says: Jan 11, 2011 11:24 AM

    Honestly, the only national championship I can remember is Texas USC, this game didn’t even come close to that one…But it was a good game

  20. drexelvol says: Jan 11, 2011 11:38 AM

    Miami-Ohio State ended with horrible calls by the refs which handed OS the game. Not the way any game, let alone a National Championship game should end.

    Texas-USC was a better overall game, but I think seeing two teams that haven’t played for a NC in forever made it more interesting and engaging for me.

  21. rajuncajun28 says: Jan 11, 2011 1:00 PM

    Forgettable game….yaawwnnn…why would this stupid question be asked?

  22. nufan3303 says: Jan 11, 2011 2:20 PM

    drexelvol says:
    Jan 11, 2011 11:38 AM
    Miami-Ohio State ended with horrible calls by the refs which handed OS the game. Not the way any game, let alone a National Championship game should end.

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    I love these people. Don’t you remember that this happened in the First Overtime? The game didn’t “end” on a penalty, rather, a legitimate pass interference was called. Ohio State scored, then scored a touchdown to start the 2nd OT, and Miami could not answer. I love the revisionist that say the game ENDED on a penalty.

  23. zone44blitz says: Jan 11, 2011 4:53 PM

    Ohio State and Miami in 2002 was the best title game. Texas vs. USC was a classic but OSU and Miami take the cake.

  24. gamustangdude says: Jan 11, 2011 5:52 PM

    Texas and USC by FAR was the best no one “dominating” like USC did the two years leading up to this game, and no one gave Texas a chance not only did they beat USC for the NC they also ended thier win streak. (though personally I thought that Leinart didn’t get in on that goal line play agains ND, but that’s me).

  25. chachooga says: Jan 11, 2011 9:36 PM

    Great Game…but not even close. UT vs. USC comes to mind just off the top of my head….UM vs. OSU (the worst Pass Interference call in NCAA history) was great too.

    This game didn’t get great til the last five minutes and Newton’s fumble.

    It was a great game! War Eagle!

    just not the best ever…..probably not close.

  26. dallastrojan says: Jan 12, 2011 4:26 PM

    Actually, it was one of the worst natl championship games. Sloppy, boring, and decided by a controversial officiating call. 37 days off since their last game leads to two rusty teams and a crappy product. As a matter of fact, this was the worst bowl season ever with fewer than 5 good games.

    Thanks BCS! You suck balls!

  27. willatx says: Jan 12, 2011 5:04 PM

    No way, Texas vs USC was the best game and there will not be another for a long time. Last years NC would have been a lot better than this year if McCoy stays healthy. Texas vs Cali is just better than Alabama (Aurburn) vs Oergon. I love the game of football but the Texas vs USC game was bigger than football it’s self. I watched the game and can’t tell you the name of one Oregon player and the only Aurburn player I know is Cam Newton and only heard of him when he had some drama surounding him and then he won the heisman. I’m sure the people in the prespective states no the guys well but on a national level ????????

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