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It’s not even been official for 24 hours and I’m already sick and/or tired of talking about an Alabama-LSU rematch, mainly because that discussion occurs within the framework of a B(c)S system for determining a champion.

Be that as it may, that’s where we all stand right now.  Thanks to the will of the human voters and the computations of the machines, it’ll be Tide-Tigers v2.0 in 36 days in New Orleans.

So, how does a rematch make you feel?  Nauseous?  Elated to the point of nausea?  Indifferent to the point of nausea?

Not that it matters to the powers-that-be who pull the BcS strings, but let your voice be heard below.  And in the comments section below the poll as well.  Get it all off your chest.  Go ahead.  We don’t and won’t mind.

As long as you clean up your mess when you’re done, of course.

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66 Responses to “Poll: An Alabama-LSU rematch for the BcS title will be…”
  1. frug says: Dec 4, 2011 3:17 AM

    The computer ratings are in and Alabama is still ahead of OSU in two of them. Oklahoma St will now need something like 38% of the human votes to reach #2. Tough to see that happening.

    http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/rankings/bcs

  2. pricecube says: Dec 4, 2011 3:22 AM

    Admittedly someone is going to get rooked. Bama looked strong against LSU but they played them and lost at home… albeit in overtime. In a Bama/LSU game there is not even a clear champion. I see it this way: OSU trumps Bama in that they have not already lost to LSU… AND they had a stronger schedule. I realize this is almost unheard of for a team outside of the SEC to have a stronger schedule… but most of the SEC was down this year(e.g. Florida, Auburn) and Bama did not play the SEC CG. I believe OSU had the tougher schedule (we can argue about that if you want). Finally, no rematch!

    Sorry Deb… still like ya’.

    Finally fwiw I don’t think my frogs deserve the Sugar Bowl if we are lucky enough to finagle that… whatever happens I can’t wait for bowl season… Love it!

  3. steveintennessee says: Dec 4, 2011 3:34 AM

    While i think Bama should get a rematch….would be fun watching okie state try thier offense against LSU…….it would hit a wall and honey badger would gorge himself.

  4. norcalirish says: Dec 4, 2011 3:43 AM

    A rematch would be a joke. Oklahoma State should be number two, hands down.

  5. suprmous says: Dec 4, 2011 4:04 AM

    Gotta agree, no rematch. It’s time somebody had a shot at us.

  6. blackmike2 says: Dec 4, 2011 4:40 AM

    i’m all for the two best football teams playing each other. let’s see… alabama has lost one game. that to lsu by three points. who has lsu lost to? hmm, no one. osu has lost one game. that to iowa state. who has iowa state lost to? hmm, texas, baylor, missouri, a&m, oklahoma, ksu, all by a total of 124 points. osu is going to feel shafted. welcome to the big stage of big time college football. now learn that even the smallest misstep can be fatal. many other teams have found that out in the bcs era. now it’s your turn. maybe if you can sustain a high level of play, you’ll earn another chance. this year won’t be it though.

  7. drummermanvols says: Dec 4, 2011 7:00 AM

    OSU # 2 someone says?….I guess that makes Iowa State #1?….makes about as much sense

  8. helenh777 says: Dec 4, 2011 7:46 AM

    Does anyone really think that a 44-10 over 13th ranked Ok. makes a loss to nobody go away? Are you really comparing Oklahoma to Ala. or LSU? Does beating Oklahoma over shadow an overtime loss of 3 points to LSU? Can you possably think that Oklahoma St is even comparable to Geogia or Arkansas. I think not. All the votes are from over exuberant Ok. St. fans. Sorry, still no comparason. Truthfully, it looks as though Alabama or LSU could beat any team in the USA. It may be sad that all the best teams are in the SEC. however, they are the best, nough said!!!!!

  9. twoody50 says: Dec 4, 2011 8:01 AM

    Everybody talks about body of work…….when it works for them. Alabama has 0 wins against top 10 teams, Okla st has 2. Alabama has 4 wins against teams with winning records, Okla St 7. The talking heads should get off their favorite term…’eyeball test”. Lets use on field accomplishments as determining factors. This is the problem with the BCS

  10. pjrhc says: Dec 4, 2011 8:02 AM

    This Tide fan thinks Bama is a legit #2, but desperately wants a playoff system like every other level of football. Until that happens, this kinda mess will litter the end of the College Football season.

  11. twoody50 says: Dec 4, 2011 8:08 AM

    As of Nov 27 BCS poll…….Oklahoma was 10th and beating a top ten team is important only if an SEC team is doing the winning.

  12. twoody50 says: Dec 4, 2011 8:18 AM

    If you look at computer polls, even after Okla St lost to Iowa st, they still held the #2 spot in the computer ranking. All of a sudden the nerds tweaked the program and now Alabama is ahead in computer polls. Well after the bowl games Alabama will be down were they elong after two losses.

  13. tubaplayingprof says: Dec 4, 2011 8:20 AM

    I prefer a true playoff system. But I am hoping the LSU/Bama rematch forces the BCS to change from setting up a game with the top two teams to a game with the champs of the top two conferences. That way at least we avoid two teams from the same conference and “smaller schools” crashing the party. (BTW, undergraduate degree: Sun Belt school; graduate, SEC school).

  14. kansas525 says: Dec 4, 2011 8:23 AM

    Half the Big 12 would only have 1 loss, to LSU, if they had played Alabama’s schedule.

    If a Big 12 team had done what Alabama has done this season, they would be lucky to be ranked in the top 5. But, bow to the SEC, 2 good teams, 2 o.k. teams and a bunch of walkovers.

  15. twoody50 says: Dec 4, 2011 8:31 AM

    The ESPN/BCS/SEC monopoly rolls on. The bias continues. Its all about money and ESPN is the biggest dog in the fight, with millions invested in the SEC.

  16. twoody50 says: Dec 4, 2011 8:36 AM

    Hey Frug, 90 percent of the human voters don’t even watch the games. They rely on reports from you guessed it ESPN.

  17. boomerdt says: Dec 4, 2011 9:06 AM

    I get a kick out of people who compare loses. You can’t compare loses unless both teams played the same opponent.

    Forget this year – overall, since the BcS began in college football there have been some unwritten norms. 1. Every game counts, 2. the only way you’re getting a rematch is if it’s in your conference championship game, 3. The BcS sucks and we need a better system.

    Years back when Oklahoma and Texas were on top of the world I’d never expect the loser of the OU/ut game to get a shot at the title if the other was undefeated. I don’t understand why Bama supports think they should get one. Is it because you had more scoring opportunities in that LSU game that didn’t result in points? I’m just confused by it.

    Side note: this year how many SEC teams played Big12 teams in the regular season? I think it was only Arkansas beating A&M. Not exactly a good gauge to say “SEC is the best” this year, more so because of how A&M has played this year… Big 12 is really deep (so much so I’d take that Iowa State team over SEC teams 3-12).

    When you can’t show proof – don’t go back to the closest game and say “see! We only lost by 3 in overtime!!!!!” OSU should get the nod. They are a conference champion, bama didn’t even play for the SEC title AND they already lost to LSU.

    P.S. doesn’t really matter – whoever has to play LSU in that freaking dome is going to lose. It’s such a home game for LSU. Also I think we should just give LSU the title.
    Let BAMA and OSU play for 2nd place in the Championship game.

  18. alligatorsnapper says: Dec 4, 2011 9:10 AM

    twoody50: ESPN has millions invested in every conference in America and even in Texas. PAC 12? Big 12? Big 10? etc. ESPN put on over 100 hours of broadcasting based on “What if Arkansas beats LSU?” Then dozens of hours of broadcasting on, “What if Georgia beats LSU?” For the NC, it will be hundreds of hours of broadcasting on, “What does Alabama need to do to beat LSU?” Or if some very improbable scenario where OK State leaps Bama to rank #2: “OK State’s offense will defeat LSU.” Lou Holtz and company will be crowing. Some will say they are promoting the game. ESPN promoting a game broadcast on CBS? (Arkansas, Georgia)…ha.

    LSU’s team is mostly younger underclassmen–sophomores or freshmen. Based upon what experts much more knowledgeable than I are saying, LSU should have a better team next year, and Tyrann may well be in consideration for defensive player of the year, or Heisman, if that is the case.

  19. maxakabirdpilot says: Dec 4, 2011 9:32 AM

    Guess.
    Cherry pick stats.
    Speculation.
    Wishful thinking.
    Rationalization.
    ALL trying to overcome the stupidity of the BCS!!
    Settle it on the field. Let the playoffs start sooner rather than later!!
    It would end this silliness.
    LSU/Bama gets my vote

  20. kenny328usa says: Dec 4, 2011 9:35 AM

    I’m tired of yelling and screaming for a playoff system because no one that has the power to change it is listening. I don’t think we’ll ever see it

  21. thegonz13 says: Dec 4, 2011 9:36 AM

    This is exactly why this ridiculous system does not work. It relies too much on a machine that digests a numerical bouillabaisse and ends up creating more controversy and useless debate than it solves. In the end, every deserving team gets the shaft!

  22. boomerdt says: Dec 4, 2011 9:54 AM

    @thegonz13: The humans are making the rematch…. the computers should have OSU #2….. keep that in mind.

  23. normtide says: Dec 4, 2011 9:54 AM

    The system is a sham. Have to say that first. Now, we also have to live in it this year. OKST lost to IOWA STATE. That is a very ugly loss. Three of the top five teams play in the SEC West, four of the top ten are in the SEC. The 12 has OKST and K-State, and does anyone think KSU could stay in the field with any of the top 3 SEC teams? The Humans love the SEC, he CPU’s love the 12 (why is Texas ranked like 6 in one computer rankings?). Look at the rules of the BCS, where does it state “every week is a playoff”? Conf champ games negate that argument from the start. Bama did not play a CCG, but neither did OKST. As far as OU, they either took a dive, or are not a top 20 team atm, Landry Jones had Heisman hype?

    People do not like the SEC dominance, I get that. But that has to be ended on the field, not through the hype machine. The last decade clearly shows that. The only big game SEC loss of late was to Ohio State, and that was B1G co-champ vs the #4 SEC team, and OSU played ineligible players to do it (barely). To all the haters, will watching OKST getting massacred by LSU further your agenda? They will not score 39, I doubt they would score 10, just like all the other mega offenses we play. Lack of defense does not a great offense make….

    Who, over 12 games, is the second best team in America? That is the only question. Both teams have one loss, what was that loss like? No excuses, Ark had A PLAYER die before they played LSU, and their coaches and fans had enough class not to belittle it by blaming a loss on it. Tragedy is no having to play after someone close passes on, tragedy is heaping on the people that actually felt the loss, by using it as an excuse.

  24. tide4life says: Dec 4, 2011 9:59 AM

    The only contest for LSWho will come from the SEC. Period. Houston fans’ silly aspiration to contender-hood properly evaporated yesterday, and that assinine argument can go away.
    Much as I . . . dislike . . . the bi-yoo ya-hoos, I know that they will get no game from any of the bogus pretenders out there in lesser conferences. Okie State will probably come the closest of any non-SEC team, though, so if the mysterious and inexorable official justice comes down in their favor, so be it. They won’t beat the backwood bobcats, but I have to admit, they’ve made their case.
    And they’ve helped make the case for doing away with this idiotic money-and-only-money-driven-BCS bullsh*t. If every other sport and every other play level in college FB can make a playoff work, there is no honest or intelligent argument for continuing this BCS crap. So thanks to OS for helping to pry away the fingers of ESPN and all the other money interests screwing up the NCAAFB championship. Including the NCAA itself.

  25. massappeal12345 says: Dec 4, 2011 10:20 AM

    Great. Lets have a rematch. If Alabama wins, and because they split, we can argue all summer about who is that real champion. Isn’t that what we are trying to escape from.

    Alabama lost at home, isn’t a conference champion, isn’t even a division champion, and sat on their asses this weekend while “other” teams had to earn their way in.

    I thought that we were over this ********!!!!!!!

  26. normtide says: Dec 4, 2011 10:33 AM

    5 other teams were ranked #2 in the BCS era while sitting out the last week. For the record, OKST sit on their buts last week, while Bama played. OKST did not have a extra Conf Champ Game. Both teams played 12 games.

    2 times in the BCS era, a team that was NOT a conf champ went to the title game. Both times from the Big12. OK lost their final game one year and went, and they were not conf champs.

    So, massappeal, you are wrong. OKST just played their 12th game a week after Bama did, cause their league can not even field 12 teams. Nice add with WVU btw, a team totally rejected by the SEC and ACC.

  27. buckeye044 says: Dec 4, 2011 10:47 AM

    I’m all for OSU in this one. Bama had their chance at home and didnt get it done.
    If that’s not enough, then the fact that they didnt even play in their own league title game should be.

  28. dtca says: Dec 4, 2011 10:54 AM

    If Bama has the ‘best defense in the WORLD’ who did they hold to zero, North Texas?, Vandy? Let a team with a real offense go up against LSU and see what happens. Should at least be a good game.

    P.S. Sick of SEC hype, just saying.

    Sic’em Bears.

  29. sonoco says: Dec 4, 2011 10:57 AM

    I’m sure it would be a fine game, but Bama had their shot at LSU at home and lost. Okie State is worthy of an opportunity and would make for a far more interesting match-up. If the re-match is set-up color me bored . . . as well as most of the country.

  30. dtca says: Dec 4, 2011 11:06 AM

    Ya know what else. Maybe we should all let the sponsors of the SEC bowl (if that’s what it comes down to) that we are not interested in a bowl game that has already been played and excludes the rest of the conferences. I believe if it continues to this all SEC all of the time mess, I may have better things to do on Jan 9.

  31. thefiesty1 says: Dec 4, 2011 11:08 AM

    Settle it on the field. Have Bama play OSU in one of the lesser bowls the week after Chrismas and the winner take on LSU in the NC game. Who cares about the stats, offense versus defense or by how much they lost in overtime.

    A playoff IS required. The hell with the BcS.

  32. twoody50 says: Dec 4, 2011 11:51 AM

    All the talking heads on ESPN last week were saying , “well if Okla St routs Oklahoma” then maybe they deserve a shot. Well they dusted them pretty bad and it’s a shame the sports know it all’s on ESPN now say “well they had to rely on defense to do it”. It’s ok for Bama and LSU to rely on defense but no one else. Clear bias here.

  33. phelbin says: Dec 4, 2011 11:59 AM

    The BCS is fixed. The voter decided weeks ago to have a rematch. It virtually doesn’t matter what happened on the field. Then again we should be used to that despite the “every game counts” nonsense.

    @norm tide – SEC dominance is a myth. I’ll concede the championship games. But I’ve gone back over the last 10 years and compared winning percentages for all of the major conferences. And other than the title game, the SEC’s winning percentage is roughly equal to the Pac10 (about .600) for BCS bowl, other bowls, and regular season non-conference games. But we never hear that from ESPN, because it goes against their beloved eyeball test. Facts are facts, and numbers don’t lie.

    So if performance on the field is all that matters, why don’t we ever hear about Pac10 dominance? It’s because the system is fixed.

  34. barbeaux says: Dec 4, 2011 12:02 PM

    It’s not about who you lose to it’s more about who you beat. What’s the logic behind that? Look at the mid majors that have gone undefeated yet stayed low in the polls. Why? Because they did not beat enough high ranked programs. OK State has more quality wins. I count the Iowa State loss as a fluke. It was hours after the plane crash that killed members of the athletic department. That would rattle some kids, right? Alabama had its chance but did not win. Alabama did not beat as many top teams as OK State. To me OK State has done more to get the chance to play LSU.

  35. twoody50 says: Dec 4, 2011 12:03 PM

    The only people that want a rematch are ESPN heads(including Herbstreit and Mushberger)and those in the State of Alabama

  36. steveintennessee says: Dec 4, 2011 12:16 PM

    Bring on the “we dont play defense “okie state guys…LSU waxes them..Bama waxes who they play…..same results as is now tiger #1 tide #2.
    twoody you speak of bias while your very posts do as well…..go hug your big ten teddy bear. Nothing you say is factual its your wishing. Latelly everytime your guys play the SEC..they go home loser. Example OSU…..lol took inelible players a coach now in court defending himself to break a decade of buttwhiping(which was taken away) also points to Bamas waxing of PSU. So dont speak of bias when you are guilty of the same venom. its your SEC envy thats the truth deal with it. Also notices no teams( from your beloved conference) outside Wisconsin who is worth a crap.
    Given that again bring on the Cowboys….will go home more like Cowgirls. OU rolled over and anybody who saw the game knows it. wonder how the chatter will be after LSU and Bama take care of business……there will still be haters cause they are losers.

  37. phelbin says: Dec 4, 2011 12:17 PM

    Bar beaux makes a really good point. The powers that be hold the mid majors down with the quality wins argument, but suddenly that doesn’t apply now that it’s inconvenient for them.

  38. lasseter1113 says: Dec 4, 2011 12:28 PM

    OH MY GOD, you people sound like robots, “Bama had their shot, they lost at home, let someone else try” GUESS WHO ELSE HAD THEIR SHOT? Anybody? Anybody? Oklahoma State had a CLEAR shot to the National title playing a 4 LOSS IOWA STATE TEAM and BLEW IT!!! That is having your chance and blowing it, not losing to the number one team in overtime by a field goal. Funny thing is if this were any other team in the nation, like say for instance Oregon, who had already played LSU this year and lost everybody would be fine with the rematch because their not from the SEC. So don’t blame it on the fact that they already played. Blame it on your hate for the SEC and Alabama.

  39. tjv027 says: Dec 4, 2011 12:29 PM

    First off, it’s simply not a debate anymore that the BCS is simply an unfair system. But this, in my opinion, is a failure within the actual BCS System. If you’re going to have a system that uses computers, metrics, and panel voting to make what is essentially an educated guess as to who the two most deserving teams are, those two teams better meet these criteria:

    a. Champions of an AQ conference OR
    b. Non-AQ but undefeated

    That’s it. Oklahoma State is a member of the Big 12, which has the same agreement with the BCS as the SEC does. In my estimation, to say any conference is “better” or “tougher to play in” than the other is subjective and not valid to determine who goes to the ‘ship. Oklahoma State took care of business and, by the way that the Big 12 determines a champion, has made themselves to be the best of the best of that particular AQ conference. Alabama did not.

    Maybe I’m wrong, but I feel that the two teams that should be considered the best in the country should both AT LEAST be considered the best in their conference first.

  40. normtide says: Dec 4, 2011 12:30 PM

    phelbin,
    Aside from the BCS game and the Sugar Bowl, look at who the bowls matchup. Most, if not all, match a lower SEC team to a higher (in conference ranks) team from the Pac/B1G/L12TLE. Look it up for yourself. It is always #6 SEC team vs #3 B1G or along those lines. The SEC is a top heavy league, no doubt. 6 of 7 titles in a row, and Auburn got screwed and allowed USC to win the year we missed out. USC had to vacate the title. So, it is really 6 in a row, and the vacated year AU was undefeated. Like I said before, people on the other side hate dominance in sports, and I understand. But, do not use politics, someone is going to have to take down the SEC Big Boys on the field if you want that equal respect.

  41. normtide says: Dec 4, 2011 12:43 PM

    tjv027,
    Bama took care of business too. We won our 12th game, just the EXACT same as OKST did. Do not confuse playing a week later with OKST playing an extra game. The had an extra bye week, cause the BIG 12 can not keep 12 teams.

    That said, I agree. But, you can not change the rules at the end of the year. BIG12 fans had absolutly NO PROBLEM when 2 of their teams, OK and Neb, did the exact same thing Bama will prob be doing. The BCS is simple, very flawed, but simple. First, quantify the rules for rankings in the BCS. Second, match #1 vs #2. That’s it. There are no rules about conf champs or rematches. Every BCS conference agreed to those rules. Funny to see BIG12 fans complain now, when y’all did the exact same thing, twice.

    OKST had every chance, just beat a WEAK ISU team, they could not. If Oregon had beat USC, there would be plenty more rematch talk. Sorry, you will never have a fair system, when you have 120+ teams, playing only 12 regular season games each, even with a 8 team playoff.

    Hate the system, not a team that has worked and played their tales off. Bama lost 1 game, that with a break could have gone either way, to an undefeated team. OKST lost to a 6 win/6 loss team. No excuses, Arkansas made none when a player on the team died, instead of a woman’s b-ball coach that I bet few on the team could have even picked out of a line up.

  42. steveintennessee says: Dec 4, 2011 12:45 PM

    also points to the last 2 tines pac nothings have played in the NC….VY schooled them and Auburn did too. So where is the dominance?
    agrees with norm…lower ranked SEC beating up on higher ranked everyone else…nuff said.
    Okie state sure did take care of business losing to a non ranked Iowa state team, two freaking weeks ago…..blowing a big lead…why is that left out while pointing to a virtual dead lock with LSU and Bama? Cause it fits certain denial agendas.

  43. lasseter1113 says: Dec 4, 2011 12:45 PM

    @twoody50, so when did the voters suddenly all come from the state of Alabama?

    @dtca.: Do you know how ignorant you sound? Alabama held EVERY SEC opponent they faced to 14 points or under. Only one team outside the SEC scored more than that and that was 21 points by Georgia Southern and that would happen to any team in the country down four of your top defensive players going against the triple option with only one week to prepare. Alabama even held the high and mighty LSU to 6 points in regulation and 3 points in overtime. They lead the nation in ALL 4 major defensive statistical categories. Now you can spout off at the mouth a million reasons why Alabama doesn’t deserve a shot and Oklahoma State does, I don’t care, but don’t you dare try to put down this year’s Alabama defense because in all honesty it makes you look like an idiot.

  44. barbeaux says: Dec 4, 2011 12:52 PM

    Having a top ranked offense or a top ranked defense are not the criteria for contending for the national championship. The criteria is who did you beat.

  45. Deb says: Dec 4, 2011 1:51 PM

    @barbeaux …

    No, the criterion is that #1 plays #2. That’s it. And that has always been subjective in college ball … which is why we need playoffs.

  46. Deb says: Dec 4, 2011 1:57 PM

    @pricecube …

    No offense taken. I understand where you’re coming from and appreciate the positive shout-out. :D

    Of course, I believe Bama has done the work to be #2–and that Bama is the only team likely to be competitive with LSU. Honestly don’t think OSU could make a game of it against the Tigers. But I’d love to have OSU and Bama play next weekend–or in about 10 days if they needed longer to set it up–on a neutral field to decide it to everyone’s satisfaction. That would still give the winning team nearly a month to recuperate before the championship game.

    Unfortunately, if it looks like a playoff or smells like a playoff, the BCS will run squealing from it like terrified children running from a haunted house. :(

  47. dtca says: Dec 4, 2011 2:02 PM

    Well, lasseter1113 is right about one thing. I am ignorant about football compared to most of you. That’s why I’m asking questions and trying to understand the BCS system. My question about Alabama should have been phased more like this:

    I understand that statistics show that Alabama has the best defense in the NCAA this year. Is any consideration given to the caliber of offenses they have been matched against?

    I know that OK State has not come up against a defense like Alabama this year, but I believe the SEC teams have not come up against the extremely strong offensive teams like the ones in the Big 12.

    Just a thought. Not trying to offend with my ignorance. Hope not everyone shares lasseter1113’s contempt for differing opinions.

  48. twoody50 says: Dec 4, 2011 2:54 PM

    Facts are facts. Alabama played a weaker schedule than did Okla St and also beat less top ten teams. SEC teams ignore the facts and play the “we can beat anybody in the country game”. Like ESPN and the BCS they play the eyeball game.

  49. steveintennessee says: Dec 4, 2011 3:15 PM

    lets all agree(even though they blew thier shot 2 weeks ago) and let Okie state get schooled by LSU….and Bama school whom ever they play……leaving #1 and #2 as they are(now) in the final poll….then guys like twoody will have to shut up since they use bent logic to pursue thier causes. Its SEC envy……period. Count em 5 soon to be six in a row NC and how many Hiesmans in the last 5 yrs….after Richarson wins this next one.
    Not to mention but I will anyway…LSU virtualy returns the same team next yr….only more experienced.

  50. lasseter1113 says: Dec 4, 2011 3:18 PM

    @dtca,

    I apologize for saying you sound like an idiot. You have to understand all I have heard for weeks on here is people slamming Alabama. If there is one thing that NOBODY can argue this year about Alabama is the fact that their defense is unbelievable. If you go back and watch the games it’s not just the fact that they beat these teams with this or that record, it’s HOW they did it. They forced three and outs a league leading 50.3% of the time. That is CrAzY good!! They took out quarterback after quarterback. Also holding a team to 0 points is a BIG deal in college football no matter who you are playing. Actually if you look at it this way Alabama’s defense didn’t allow one team to score more than 14 points on them all year, it was the special teams that gave up a touchdown in that Georgia Southern game. Auburn’s offense didn’t score one single point. Once again I apologize for what I said before. It has been a long week of listening to everybody and their mother hating on Alabama. Say what you want about why Bama doesn’t deserve a rematch, just don’t try to down play what their defense has done this year.

  51. dtca says: Dec 4, 2011 3:23 PM

    Well said lasseter1113. Good luck to Alabama in whichever bowl they get!

  52. Deb says: Dec 4, 2011 3:25 PM

    Look, I’m sorry, but this is what I believe: We all have our biases. I’m an Alabama fan. barbeaux is an LSU fan. But twoody50? We don’t know his agenda because he refuses to disclose it. All we know for sure is that he has been posting since long before yesterday that Alabama shouldn’t be in the title game. When people don’t want to disclose their allegiances, it’s because they have a dog in the hunt. They have an ax to grind. Unless we know what that is and can factor it in when considering his comments … well … why consider his comments? I don’t like talking with people who have something to hide.

  53. lasseter1113 says: Dec 4, 2011 3:54 PM

    I don’t know about the rest of you Alabama and Oklahoma State fans out there but I couldn’t be more nervous right now. Kudos to Oklahoma State for making this race interesting.

  54. silverdeer says: Dec 4, 2011 4:12 PM

    I just know that if it is a rematch, I will just wait until morning to find out who won rather than staying up.

  55. artisan3m says: Dec 4, 2011 4:14 PM

    In 36 days? I’ll be making plans to do something other than watching football if this turns out to be a re-do of the season’s most boring game. I have no interest in the SEC (for now) and none for Bama or LSU. I will have a future interest in the SEC, hoping that Texas A&M gets slaughtered every weekend starting next season. Not because they left the Big 12, but because of the absolutely sh*tty way they handled the Mike Sherman dismissal. I never thought I would see a coach firing that had less class than Jerry Jones’ dismissing Tom Landry but the way Sherman was fired ~ and the way he was notified ~ is totally without ethical redemption.

  56. sssjim7 says: Dec 4, 2011 4:19 PM

    It would take some HUGE to force the powers to be to put in a playoff system…

    Something like 100 million college football fans signing a petition and a boycott of the first game next year… but if something like that could be organized the powers to be would put in a playoff system overnight.

    Any rule changes need would be magically put in place because money talks and fans are where all the money comes from.

    But, alas, the fans will never get together and this mess will continue year after year…

    sigh..

  57. steveintennessee says: Dec 4, 2011 5:20 PM

    what deb said…and I am a Florida grad…discloses my agenda….could it be that twoody is a Woody Hayes fan , hence Overated state U…..we all know what happpened to him and how great OSU was this year and what the future holds for them. Urban meyer without Teebow was nothing to shout about. remeber Chris leake was the qb in Teebows freshman yr, but when a coverted 3rd down was needed who got it…..we all know. I would say he(twooody50) has enough reason to hide. I could be wrong but as Deb said he hides so we may never know.

  58. tide4life says: Dec 4, 2011 6:56 PM

    Ignoring the potential pain for a moment, I do love to see anything that stirs the BCS s**t and makes it stink even more. Follow the money, folks.
    And, if I may borrow a comment I saw on FB, it seems that Gary Danielson and Verne Lundquist should have just donned LSWho cheerleader uniforms and made it official.

  59. suprmous says: Dec 4, 2011 7:45 PM

    tide4life, it was only after the 2nd half that Gary Danielson and Vernie Lunquist came around. Those 2 are 2 of the worst biased announcers I’ve ever heard in all of my yrs of listenin to broacastin. Gimme Keith Jackson anyday. Now there’s a class act. Besides he added humor in a nice way and made you feel warm and fuzzy bout watchin the game unlike the 2 above mention’d jarheads. Hell for that mattah I’d rather listen to the late Howard Cosell than the 2 of em.

  60. tide4life says: Dec 4, 2011 8:07 PM

    At least Grampa Verne didn’t call UA Arkansas. Again.

  61. omniusprime says: Dec 4, 2011 8:39 PM

    Well it’s official that the most boring regular season game between LSU and Alabama is going to be the most boring national championship game ever. I will not watch this SEC trash game, I’ll find better things to do or watch. A travesty that Oklahoma State got jobbed by the coaches and computers. They deserved to play LSU because they are conference champions and Alabama isn’t. Way past time for a legitimate playoff system of the top 8 teams for a true undisputed national champion. I enjoy seeing my Trojans at #5 in the AP poll, too bad they don’t get to play a bowl game.

  62. Deb says: Dec 4, 2011 9:04 PM

    Well, omniusprime, I just don’t know what we’re going to do if you and your pals don’t watch this SEC trash game! Why we’ll all just be shattered!!!

    And bless your Trojans. Can’t imagine why they’re not playing in a bowl game. I’m sure it’s through no fault of their own :roll:

  63. Deb says: Dec 4, 2011 9:09 PM

    @tide4life …

    Can Verne see the yellow line they put on the screen to show the audience where the first down is? I’m not crazy about those lines because they make you lazy–you shoud know where the line is. But someone will get a first down plus another two yards and Verne will say, “It’s close. He may have the first down.” Bless his heart.

    Danielson just makes my ears bleed. I have to mute him sometimes.

  64. questionableethics says: Dec 4, 2011 9:52 PM

    Suppose for a moment that LSU had lost to Georgia? Who would have been #1? By the logic of some of the commenters here, it couldn’t have been Oklahoma State, because it lost to a 27-point underdog on the road. But it couldn’t be Alabama, either because it lost to LSU at home, and wasn’t even the best team in its division let alone conference. Let’s keep moving down the list. It couldn’t be Stanford because it didn’t even win its division. Those are your one-loss teams.

    It’s highly likely that LSU could have lost and you still would have had LSU and Alabama in the BCS championship, and how ridiculous would it have been to have two teams who didn’t even win their conference playing for a championship.

    We need a college playoff.

  65. parkcityute says: Dec 5, 2011 1:40 PM

    I don’t know how they will do, but LSU appears to be one of the most consistent teams this season. My Utes are somewhat unpredictable. If someone had bet on LSU every game this year, they would have some money now. Wish I had.

  66. bobbyleduck says: Dec 22, 2011 3:14 PM

    I only watched a little bit of the boring first game, and the sequel offers no reason to watch. An inter-division game for the mythical national championship certainly highlights the “MYTH” in mythical.

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