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Poll: the winner of the BcS title game will be…

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Exactly three weeks and three days from today, No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama will face off in the first-ever BcS title game featuring two teams from the same conference.

While guaranteeing the SEC its sixth straight crystal football, it also means that the conference will suffer its first-ever loss in the championship game.

The question is, which team will become the sixth SEC team instead of the first?  Personally, and maintaining the right to change my mind at any point between now and Jan. 9 in New Orleans, I’m calling for a 24-20 Tide win, if for nothing more than to validate my preseason selection of Nick Saban‘s bunch as the top team in the country.  The fact that the 2011 “series” between the two teams would be tied at one apiece and create such angst, anguish and consternation among the general college football population would merely serve as a glorious bonus.

The question, though, is not who I have in the game; rather, the pertinent query is, who do y’all have?  Will it be Saban nabbing his second title at Alabama in three years, and third overall — the first coming while at LSU — or will it be Les Miles grabbing his second title in the last five years for LSU?

Vote early and often below.

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61 Responses to “Poll: the winner of the BcS title game will be…”
  1. suprmous says: Dec 16, 2011 6:15 PM

    This writer must be a Bama graduate or at least a Saban fanatic. God help him when we come away a winner and he has to chew on his own words.

  2. thekatman says: Dec 16, 2011 6:17 PM

    LSU wins this game, but not by much. Alabama doesn’t even deserv e to be in the BcS Title Game. No offense, their Heisman Trophy candidate couldn’t even run the ball against LSU this year, and the SEC only plays 8 in conference games, and most of the OOC games are at home or a southern neutral site.

    The SEC has “fixed” the BCS again to thei advantage, but then again what do you expect for a conference that created teh BCS to their benefit.

    Until the top SEC teams travel to the Pac-12 to play their OOC games, this conference is only “playing with themselves”…

  3. kmdp4 says: Dec 16, 2011 6:52 PM

    The NCAA money machine will be the winner, the fans have to go through another year of a fake National Championship that was voted on instead of settled on the field.

    Get a playoff like every other major sport in the world and then we can worry about who wins the National Championship, because right now this whole process is a joke.

  4. Deb says: Dec 16, 2011 6:52 PM

    @suprmous …

    Neither … he’s an Ohio State fan :)

  5. dkhhuey says: Dec 16, 2011 6:53 PM

    I’m sorry – I’m not even going to watch this game. When Ohio State and Michigan were 1 and 2 and played each other in an EPIC battle – it was an immediate outrage of all the coaches and sports writers about a rematch in the NC game – and I got that! Michigan lost and shouldn’t be given another shot! Now – it appears that its okay. I’m guessing the only thing that changed is the conferences involved.

    What really pisses me off about this rematch is in the fact that if Alabama wins – then what? We flip a coin? Do rock, paper, sissors at mid-field?

  6. vanthesecond says: Dec 16, 2011 6:54 PM

    Your an idiot, Trent had over 160 yards of offense against the #2 defense in the land, obv your a PAC 12 fan and no one in that conference is even deserving to be in the national championship, Oregon got beat easily by lsu and that’s the only team worth talking about, Stanford plays no body so they don’t even have a case. No other team in the nation can give LSU a run, and OK state wouldn’t even be a good game to watch, they lost to Iowa state lol enough said.

  7. Deb says: Dec 16, 2011 6:58 PM

    No winning predictions from this Bama fan. This is the most closely matched contest I can ever remember. Undefeated and having already beaten Bama once, LSU would have to be the favorite. And personally, I’d give the Tigers a slight edge because of their defensive backfield and special teams. I’m hoping for another great defensive battle … but it would be nice this time if someone could score a touchdown. And it would be nice for us if it were someone wearing crimson.

    Roll Tide! :D

  8. Deb says: Dec 16, 2011 7:06 PM

    @dkhhuey …

    What’s the point of iffin’ about split titles and other doomsday scenarios? Just play the game and see what happens. If we get the playoff we all want, we may one day have a rematch in that system, too. I know it makes a couple of knotheads have kittens through their urethras when I mention the NFL, but the Pats beat the Giants in the regular season the year the Giants ended their perfect season by winning the Super Bowl. And the world didn’t end. Whatever happens in the title game, life will go on for us all ;)

  9. tg1896 says: Dec 16, 2011 8:15 PM

    So you’re mentioning the PAC-12 in a sentence about strength of schedule?

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  10. thefiesty1 says: Dec 16, 2011 8:18 PM

    Bama had no offense in the first game. Now with their OC gone on to better(?) things, will they even be able to score 2 field goals? I hope so, The first game was boring enough for both teams. It supposed to be a NC FOOTBALL game, not a kicking (or lack of) game.

  11. vanmorrissey says: Dec 16, 2011 8:34 PM

    Deb, thanks so much, exactly why those who don’t want to watch can catch GLEE or whatever garbage they want to. The Championship game is just what it says, for the Championship and it’s exactly what happened to Giant-Pats during the regular season then the Super Bowl. So, LSU beats Bama during the regular season therefore there’s no need to play again? Tell that to the Giants. And, as Deb already stated, it can and will probably happen one day when a playoff format goes into place for the NCAA. Get over it, your loss if you don’t watch, it’s 1 vs. 2, case closed.

  12. Deb says: Dec 16, 2011 9:32 PM

    @vanmorrissey …

    Exactly :)

    @thefiesty1 …

    Alabama missed four field goals, made two, and had a ball intercepted at the goal line. LSU made two field goals and threw a couple of interceptions. I’m not getting why you think Bama alone had no offensive fire-power when the final score was 9-6.

    And McElwain will coach our offense for the championship game. Frankly, some of us are ambivalent about that. We might put more points on the board without him.

  13. overratedgators says: Dec 17, 2011 12:11 AM

    The winner will be?

    … Playoff supporters, once the TV ratings come in on this thing.

  14. thekatman says: Dec 17, 2011 12:56 AM

    For the kid who says thawt the Pac-12 isn’t competitive, why does the SEC refuse to schedule home-home games with the Pac-12 teams they do decide to play against. There isn’t a single SEC team today who will schedule a home-home series against USC, because they’re scared. That’s right bubba, the SEC teams are the root cause of the Paul Dee NCAA sanction and outragious penalties against UASC, to mouch som that they won’t even play USC for a long time. SCARED TO DEATH of losing to USC and a Pac-12 team. Remeember this folks, the SEC is a very conservative conference and they will only agree to play OOC games against teams they know they can beat, like Georgia Southern, Charleston Southern, The Citadel, Lowusiana Tech, North Texas State, South Carolina State, et al.

    If you truly believe that the SEC is “the conference” of champions, then your conference should schedule games against worhty opponents, not cupcake teams.

    There are only 3 school sin the FBS system that does not schedujle OOC games against FCS or Div II schools or less…. that would be UCLA, Notre Dame and USC, aka The Program.

    You kids who use fouls language and so called “put downs” to express yourselves nee to go to Vanderbilt or some other .edu that has a great academic program, becasue most of the SEC schools base their success on football and not academics.

    Roll Tide? That was a good mantra to follow in a movie.
    Geaux Tigers. Napoleon felt that humiliation. Go Cocks. All that gets you is a bunch or dudes following you into an alley in West Hollywood. Go Dawgs. Clean up your dog poop before you leave. Go Gators. Hmmmm, tastes like chicken.
    Need I say more? No, not necessaily so, as you get the message.

    Now go back to your trailor park, BBQ up some very teaty pork ribs and anjoy a Billy Beer. Life aint much better n that in the good ole South. As she will rise again, but unfortunately, that’s more about baking bread than the economy.

    Sorry my Gamecock friends. You get a bad rap, but hey, you’re dealing with a stacked deck of cards.

  15. nps6724 says: Dec 17, 2011 1:10 AM

    Mr. Whiny Pac-12 Homer, the #1 team in the country beat the tar out of the current Pac-12 champ on a neutral site. Even if you want to act like it was a home game for LSU, no home field advantage causes a 20-point difference in score.

    There’s nothing for SEC teams to gain by scheduling extremely difficult OOC games, though I enjoy it when they do. Fact is SEC teams routinely play tougher in-conference schedules than the other conferences (though the Big 12 took that cake this year). Teams like USC routinely have weaker schedules so it benefits them much more to schedule tough OOC games. Because they need it more. But I don’t see USC playing #1 teams from other conferences all that often so let’s quit acting like they’re laying down the gauntlet to everyone else. I don’t see them playing top Big 10/12 teams every season. And I highly doubt every other conference is simply ducking the most overrated team of the past 15 years.

  16. nps6724 says: Dec 17, 2011 1:13 AM

    And really, what’s the point in playing USC these days anyway? Either you win on the field or they forfeit the game away 5 years later.

  17. thekatman says: Dec 17, 2011 1:16 AM

    Facts are facts lil bubba. Every game USC has plkayed against an SEC team since 2002 has ended in a USC win, hence why SEC teams refuse to step it up a notch and play USC today. You can believe what you want, but until the SEC takes their OOC schedule out West, they haven’t got anything to brag about. Bless their lil hearts!

  18. nps6724 says: Dec 17, 2011 1:31 AM

    Facts are indeed facts. Such as 6 consecutive BCS titles for the SEC. Yeah, what a terrible conference. All they do is beat the crap out of every other conference’s best team year after year. Poor us.

    It’s hilarious when other conferences dog the SEC for not scheduling the toughest OOC opponents because they always completely disregard how tough their IN-CONFERENCE schedules are. Teams in other conferences need to schedule tough OOC opponents because they routinely play less-than-stellar in-conference schedules. Don’t blame the SEC because your conference is weak aside from 2-3 teams.

    Even if you want to diss other SEC schools for their scheduling, LSU (my team) consistently plays one of the toughest schedules in CFB every year. And in the end, that’s who I care about. So say whatever you want; my team is playing for the championship in 3 weeks. What’s USC doing, again?

  19. nps6724 says: Dec 17, 2011 1:41 AM

    The SEC has “fixed” the BCS again to thei advantage, but then again what do you expect for a conference that created teh BCS to their benefit.

    ———————————————-

    In 2008, commissioner Mike Slive pitched a so-called “plus-one” plan that essentially was a four-team playoff using existing bowl games. Other than the ACC, the other conferences not only summarily rejected the plan, they refused to even discuss its details.

    “I remember it being a lonely meeting,” Slive said Saturday. “That’s all I want to say about it.”

    Source: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=dw-wetzel_sec_reaps_reward_rejection_120311

    Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen, who supports bowl games and opposes a playoff system, told Sporting News Thursday his league will walk away from the BCS if the plus-one playoff model becomes a reality.

    Source: http://www.conquestchronicles.com/2007/7/27/1945/89409

    Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott said while it’s “easy to poke holes” in the BCS format, a playoff would hurt college football’s regular season, which, he said, resembles a playoff.

    “I think the regular season in college football has a lot of the dynamics and drama that’s associated with a playoff,” Scott said. “We have to think what a 16-team (playoff) would look like, the effects on regular season and bowl system. It’s a pretty easy call that no one wants to go down that path.”

    Source: http://www.aolnews.com/2010/12/10/a-plus-one-playoff-is-unlikely/

    If the SEC fixed the BCS in their favor, why would the SEC commissioner push for a playoff? And why would other conferences be against said playoff if the BCS was so fixed in the SEC’s favor? Hmmmmmmmm……..

  20. woebegong says: Dec 17, 2011 7:11 AM

    I think, if LSU comes out and starts slow against Alabama, Alabama can win the game, because they have a lot of depth on their team, and LSU will not be able to wear them down. If LSU comes out strong and puts some points on Alabama in the first half, they will win. LSU’s offense has become more stable and better as the season has progressed. Alabama has been pretty steady all year long, but their offense isn’t as strong as LSU’s is..
    As for folks on here saying the SEC manipulates the BCS and polls. You are kidding right? The human polls tipped the scales and decided who got the title game, not any SEC manipulation. Remember, the coaches poll was used in the formula so the two top teams must have had the support of a lot of the coaches from different conferences in the NCAA. It is just foolish to make statements that the SEC manipulated the voting or the BCS standings. You would think it would be just the opposite from the coach’s poll, so that statement isn’t even justified.
    As decided by computer rankings and human polls, the LSU-Alabama game is for all the marbles.

  21. tigerjake68 says: Dec 17, 2011 9:17 AM

    Where is Bama’s signature win? Penn State?? Seriously.

  22. blueglaze says: Dec 17, 2011 10:16 AM

    Tiger…. It’s not about bama’s signature win… More their signature loss…lsu… I’m an sec fan. Not of either team, but know what the sec is all about and still think lsu will pull it out barely, but if I won a game by a field goal and had to play that same team again for the NC title game… I would NOT want Nick Saban be the mind at work on the other sideline ha.. Let everyone else miss this one… They will regret it and obviously should stick to MMA or jersey shore if they think an offensive game is the only game…. Gonna be a blood bath! Woo!

  23. woebegong says: Dec 17, 2011 10:25 AM

    You are right Bluegaze. The old saying, and it happens year after year, is “Offense wins games, defense wins Championships”, is very true. If the defense controls the others offense and gives it’s own offense good field position and turnovers, your offense will score points. It will be a defensive struggle, but I have to like LSU to repeat from earlier this year, based on the depth, if nothing else. Not a fan of either team, but a fan of the SEC here.

  24. dkhhuey says: Dec 17, 2011 11:26 AM

    @vanmo – Dude – go f@#$ yourself! I bring up a point and you question my manhood. You are amazingly lucky this is an anonmous site or I’d be tracking you down and kicking your as to a point you’d have to run home crying to your mammy.

    @Deb – That’s what we do all day is what if – that is why we all waste so much time debating on these blogs! My opinion, right or wrong, is Alabama does not deserve to be in this game – just as Michigan that year

  25. westrat2 says: Dec 17, 2011 11:55 AM

    How many times have you seen an sec team play up north late in the season, wait, that would be never.

  26. woebegong says: Dec 17, 2011 12:00 PM

    Westrat2,

    Most of the bowl games are played in the south, and it is warmer weather down here. Why go north. Blood is too thin to keep from freezing up there.

  27. Deb says: Dec 17, 2011 12:22 PM

    @dkhhuey …

    Personally, I’m not big on iffin’ about football and have learned the hard way to focus on one game at a time. But of course, if you want to fret about what happens if Bama wins by a FG, that’s your right. That specific scenario would create controversy. Otherwise, the title winner is the winner of the title game.

    Can’t comment on what put Michigan out of the title game because I didn’t follow how that played out. But you’re an Ohio State fan, so I’m sure you don’t think the Wolverines belonged there. The outcome shows Florida did. If NCAA didn’t scream like kids with cooties when the word rematch is spoken, Alabama’s presence in this game would be a given.

    Whether people like it or not, Bama is in this game, and I’m tired of having them take dumps all over our parade. Alabama had an excellent season, and we know they earned their spot. So I don’t care whether people hate my coach, hate rematches, watch the game, or shred me on a blog simply for supporting my team. I’m proud of them, win or lose.

    ROLL TIDE!!!!

  28. dkhhuey says: Dec 17, 2011 12:40 PM

    Deb – I would have loved to have seen OSU kick Michigan’s butt again. That never gets old!!!

    My only contention is in the fact that everybody was so dead set against it back then while it appears nobody has an issue with it now. Not trying to rain on Bama’s parade just pointing out that a playoff system in college does not solve anything. It just adds the possibility of these type situations and pretty much takes away from the regular season games. Obviously if LSU wins again they are the best team. If Bama wins, then it pretty much doesn’t prove anything championship wise.

  29. imaduffer says: Dec 17, 2011 1:19 PM

    My prediction, George Jefferson throws three picks and Bama wins by 20.

  30. Deb says: Dec 17, 2011 1:23 PM

    @dkhhuey …

    Don’t know where you’re getting that no one has an issue with it now. No offense, but it’s been a nonstop whinefest. Fans of our opponents on here have done everything but burn me in effigy just for saying Bama earned its spot. Heck, for all I know, they’ve done that, too. I’ve never experienced anything comparable.

    Didn’t think I’d ever go through anything to compare with the viciousness in the wake of Roethlisberger’s legal issues, but at least I understood that. I can’t begin to wrap my head around how people can spew so much pure hate at a team and its fans just because a game is a rematch. To me, it’s a kind of mass insanity on a par with soccer hooliganism. It doesn’t compute. Rematches bring a new level of drama and excitement to a game and you all are acting like it’s destroying the sport. Most sports have rematches. You’re almost assured of having them if we get a playoff system. I just can’t wrap my head around all this incessant whining that we won’t know who wins the title. Uh … the winner of the title game. It’s really not rocket science.

  31. woebegong says: Dec 17, 2011 1:23 PM

    If LSU has it’s running game going., Jefferson will not even throw 3 passes in the game. Not a fan of LSU by any means, but Miles knows what works.

  32. woebegong says: Dec 17, 2011 1:26 PM

    I think it is called jealousy.

  33. Deb says: Dec 17, 2011 1:33 PM

    @woebegong …

    Saban knows what works, too. I’m just not all that sure about McElwain :)

    Read an interesting commentary the other day that Saban has a deep and abiding love for LSU, the first place he felt at home and the site of his first championship. So while Les can summon the motivation to strike a death blow at Bama, Nick just can’t manage to bring himself to that emotional level against LSU. Don’t know where the writer got his info, but I sure hope the photo with this story wasn’t taken after a Bama loss. Nick looks entirely too happy :D

  34. Deb says: Dec 17, 2011 1:45 PM

    @dkhhuey & woebegong, etc. …

    Are any of you guys having trouble loading the pages here or at PFT? Just in the last two days it’s started taking a really long time for the full page to load–especially the thumbs feature. Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing that problem.

  35. woebegong says: Dec 17, 2011 3:30 PM

    No problems here Deb, what browser are you using?

  36. woebegong says: Dec 17, 2011 3:34 PM

    I am sure if Nick gets the chance, he will put the choke hold on. I think he is loyal enough and motivated enough for Alabama, that his sentimental feelings for LSU will disappear once the game begins. Money is a pretty good motivator and he does get a fair amount of change leading Alabama.

  37. smallchain28 says: Dec 17, 2011 4:29 PM

    the bcs title game is for the best two team two play each other who’s better then lsu in alabama nobody all this hate for no reason numbers don’t lie bama lose two lsu but still they def number 1# overall in usc what’s yall record this year name a team that can beat bama this year out side of lsu in the sec is the best that’s why all these other them want two join the sec the sec have never lose a bcs title game never can your conf. say that in the sec don’t have two go out they way two prove nothing all flag football them do in even with a playoff the sec gonna still be on top i tell u what tell one of them team to cum down south in play let me see usc play bama,lsu,fla,uga,sc,on they reg. schedule every year in see how they fair out ppl talk but know they team couldn’t in whouldn’t make it in the sec so as a fan of the sec i know yall just hating could the sec is the toughest conf. two play in with that say.rolllll damn tideee

  38. md22mdrx says: Dec 17, 2011 5:45 PM

    Winner = SEC
    Loser = EVERYONE ELSE

  39. md22mdrx says: Dec 17, 2011 5:48 PM

    Bama shouldn’t be there. Their SOS was GARBAGE. They didn’t play anyone outside the SEC except a Penn St. team in a down year.

  40. dkhhuey says: Dec 17, 2011 6:02 PM

    @Deb – seriously, I must be missing it because I haven’t heard all that much about it… although I will cede to you since you’re way more involved with it since Bama is one of the teams!

    As for the pages loading slow – I thought it was just my work network bogging it down.

  41. Deb says: Dec 17, 2011 6:33 PM

    @woebegong …

    IE9, but it just started yesterday or the day before. Otherwise, I’ve never had a problem.

    @dkhhuey …

    Actually, you may be better informed because I stick to CFT, which I’m sure doesn’t reflect the football world as a whole. The whining was pretty universal here after the game was announced, and has continued on some of the SEC threads. Mostly it’s in the form of obsessed hatred of a coach who changed jobs seven years ago and me for pointing out none of these coaches are saints.

    Brace yourself because you’ll probably be dealing with the same thing.

  42. imaduffer says: Dec 17, 2011 6:56 PM

    Deb,

    Unplug your modem and wireless device. Give it a minute then plug in your modem, let is come online, followed by your wireless device. If this doesn’t help call your ISP.

  43. woebegong says: Dec 17, 2011 7:59 PM

    Deb,

    You might want to see where the security setting is for I.E. 9, as sometimes it tries to restrict a web site, especially after Microsoft puts in a security update for I.E.
    You could also go online and find a internet speed checker and see how your upload and download sppeds test out. I have comcast and they provide you with a pretty good one. Depending on your service also, it could just be a broadband width issue, now that all the kids are off from school, for the holidays, which means your ISP could be getting saturated, depending on the service you use. It is harder to saturate the ISP, if it is broadband versus DSL. If you are on a land line ISP, then you will probably notice it until it is not so busy anymore.
    I use Firefox more than I.E. 9 myself, and it works pretty good most of the time. I have never tried Chrome, but some folks say it is good. My concern is security with Chrome.

  44. Deb says: Dec 17, 2011 11:00 PM

    Thanks, guys, I’ll reboot and check security settings. I’m on Comcast, too, and my speed is usually through the roof. For some reason the only problems I ever have are with PFT/CFT :D

  45. dkhhuey says: Dec 18, 2011 12:41 PM

    @Deb – Yep – to say Urban is a polarizing person is quite the understatement – throw in the fact that OSU is as well and it adds up to a bunch more OSU hatred!

  46. woebegong says: Dec 18, 2011 1:06 PM

    Deb,

    Here is the broadband tester for Comcast.net Works pretty good and let’s you know how well you download speed is. Does upload spe3ed also, but that is mostly a function of your computer as far as speed goes.

    http://speedtest.comcast.net/

  47. thekatman says: Dec 18, 2011 2:35 PM

    Please take your tech support issues off this thread. It’s quite annoying.

  48. Deb says: Dec 18, 2011 2:36 PM

    @woebegong …

    Just went there for a test and my speed is a little down. It’s not the computer. My last one melted down and this is a brand new, budget-killer. Comcast has been having some recent local problems though, so it’s probably them again. I hate calling because for every rep who knows when there’s a system problem, you have 10 who don’t. Wish they’d learn to enter that stuff into their computers so everyone would be on the same page.

    @dkhhuey …

    It’s so funny because I defended LSU when Jefferson got arrested, when Mathieu had his pot suspension, when Lee had his academic problems. And I’ve congratulated them on every success they’ve achieved all year. But I wasn’t going to sit silently when they kept posting about Les being a saint and Saban being evil incarnate. Changing jobs is commonplace in the coaching industry. And I wasn’t going to sit silently while they ripped my team as unworthy opponents because they beat us by 3 points in OT. But defending my coach and team has been twisted into me spewing hate at LSU all year–which I’ve never done.

    Some Florida fans will never forgive Urban for leaving them and will take it out on Ohio State until the end of time. Neither Urban nor Nick are warm and fuzzy. And both Bama and OSU are hated for their long-term successes. I can understand the initial anger over losing favorite coaches to rival teams. But when bitterness continues for seven years and leads to this kind of vicious behavior, it’s irrational. But I’m sure you’ll experience some of those whining children who never let it go.

  49. Deb says: Dec 18, 2011 2:39 PM

    @thekatman …

    This thread is about the winner of the BCS title game and all you’re doing is blathering about a team barred from playing in the title game because of its own cheating. I’m not clear how that applies to the topic, and it’s pretty annoying. But I have the good sense to just ignore your off-topic, annoying posts. I’d suggest you learn to do the same.

  50. thekatman says: Dec 18, 2011 2:45 PM

    @Deb. If you feel that my posts are annoying and have the good sense to ignore them, then why are you posting to them?

    Besides, have you read about the inappropriate sanctions and penalties against USC? Have you read the NCAA report? I don’t think so, otherwsie you and most folks, ignorant of the facts including most sports writers, do not know what actually happened. You guys us ehte term “cheater” quite liberally; however, when it comes to the cheating ways of college football, the SEC is the absolute winner in that category.

    The kids playing on the USC team today were in the junior high when this went down. They had nothing to do with Reggie Bush and his transgressions, though they’re paying the price for it…..

    As for the SEC and their manipulation of the BcS system, it is just that… a system contrived by the SEC to promote the conference. That’s all, nothing more.

    With that said. LSU wins decisively, and Alabama is embarassed again.

  51. Deb says: Dec 18, 2011 2:50 PM

    Just decided to throw you a bone, darlin’.

    Not getting into all your silliness about Bama and the SEC. As others have already pointed out to you, the SEC was the one conference that tried to get a plus-one playoff, but couldn’t get any takers. The Pac 12 was opposed. And what will be, will be in the title game.

    But I’ve long been on record on CFT as being against sanctions that punish future students, players, and coaches for infractions committed by people no longer with a program. If it were up to me, USC would be able to compete in a bowl because these kids had nothing to do with those issues. But … the SEC had nothing to do with USC’s issues, either.

  52. dkhhuey says: Dec 18, 2011 5:50 PM

    @Deb – I’m guessing that taking some of their coaches as well isn’t going to win any more friends in Florida either!

  53. crindal3000 says: Dec 19, 2011 8:44 AM

    Yawn!!

    Rematches Blow . Id rather see LSU play a team in another conference in the NC game to rub in how much better the SEC is than any other conference in the country.

    If Alabama wins they should be co champions this games proves nothing.

  54. jcrenshaw10 says: Dec 19, 2011 3:58 PM

    if USC or Oregon, occasionally Stanford, had to play an 8 game SEC in conference schedule they would petition to become a div II team…c’mon man !!!! Wash. wash st.oregon st. ASU. ucla…give me a break.

  55. jcrenshaw10 says: Dec 20, 2011 12:03 AM

    damnit…big 10…they have eleven (11) teams for years…count?….jus askin’………..pac 10 plus two nothings…whats that about….come play somebody..ya’ll tried…6 years you cant win…get over it

  56. bayoubauer says: Dec 20, 2011 12:22 PM

    thefiesty1 says:
    Dec 16, 2011 8:18 PM
    Bama had no offense in the first game. Now with their OC gone on to better(?) things, will they even be able to score 2 field goals? I hope so, The first game was boring enough for both teams. It supposed to be a NC FOOTBALL game, not a kicking (or lack of) game.

    It is a NC FOOTBALL game, genius. The 2 best teams, with the 2 best Defenses, are playing.
    Just another idiotic comment from a fan who can’t stand great Defense. Was it a boring game? For anyone who’s not an LSU or Bama fan, i would imagine yes.

    If you wanted OK state (or whoever your team is) to be in the NC game, LEARN TO PLAY SOME DEFENSE, and maybe you wouldn’t lose to an unranked Iowa State.

  57. lsutiger33 says: Dec 20, 2011 3:48 PM

    LSU was picked to lose to Bama the first time too. We like being the underdogs! GEAUX TIGERS

  58. thekatman says: Dec 20, 2011 6:26 PM

    @jcrenshaw10…. stop reading porn and get a girlfriend. Your mind is playing games on you if you think the SEC plays a tough schedule. 4 cupcake games with junior college teams, and in all of the SEC only 2 at most 3 teams that are top teams? LSU, Alabama and a one off team…..

    The fact remains the SEc doesn’t play home – home games with good or better teams….

  59. wakiash says: Jan 8, 2012 10:21 AM

    I propose that if possible we avoid watching Monday nights BCS rerun for the “National Championship”. The current championship system will never change until people stand up and say “no more-we want a playoff system!!!!!” As for myself, I will be watching a rerun of the Cowboy/Cardinal Fiesta Bowl!!!

  60. woebegong says: Jan 8, 2012 10:48 AM

    wakiash,

    I will bet the majority of the people that say they will not watch it, will anyway, if for no other reason than to see one team or the other fall. The game will still enjoy excellent ratings anyway.
    A play off system would still have some individual bias built into it, since you would have to make it available for all of the various conferences in the FBS and let’s face it, conferences like conference USA, the big East and a few others aren’t going to have nearly the schedule that the SEC, Big 10, PAC 10, etc, does. You would probably end up with a 16 game season minimum and after going through that, imagine what a lot of the juniors would think, about jumping to the Pros. Why play a NFL schedule and not get rich playing it in college. I know the old standard will be, that they are getting a free education, but to be truthful, 4 and 5 star athletes going to a college to get an education are few and far between.
    Maybe the only true way to be 100% fair is to make up a bunch of statistics deemed important and just let the computers handle it. Of course this would never happen, because organizations like the AP, ESPN,rival and a bunch of other services, would no longer be able to have a great influence on the championship, and the NCAA knows that’s where the bucks are.

  61. greggatx says: Jan 9, 2012 12:48 PM

    It’s going to be another snoozer! LSU wins 3-0 in double overtime! yeah :-(

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