Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Roll Tide, please!

I can’t speak for anyone else but for the next three weeks, I will be bleeding Alabama Crimson red. Alabama is the only team standing in the way of a BCS “love fest” which would make me throw-up all over myself. Rooting for Alabama to survive their buzz-saw of a schedule is like rooting for the Detroit Pistons to go undefeated. No matter how good either team is, it’s just not going to happen. If the BCS works this year by pitting the only two undefeated teams against each other in the Championship game, it will only confirm to BCS officials and University Presidents that they have the perfect system. Never mind that the BCS fails as much as it works. One year of a perfect BCS outcome is equal to three years of failure in the minds of the people that matter. That seems like funky math to me. As long as the BCS succeeds and fails and equal amount of time, BCS officials will keep loving themselves more and more every year. So, college football fans have to root for failure every year. Sadly, Alabama is the only hope we have left this year. I just don’t see how the Tide can beat LSU, Auburn, and Georgia in three straight weeks. Alabama has scored one offensive touchdown in the last 13 qtrs. That’s three games! Here is how the remainder of the season looks for the three remaining undefeated teams in D-1 football:

1). USC

Remaining games:

at California, Fresno St., UCLA


Playing at Cal is no easy task but the Bears aren’t anywhere near as good as they have been in the last few years. Fresno St. will be outmatched athletically. UCLA is a good team but they got embarrassed by Arizona. USC will also be in the Rose Bowl.

2). Texas

Remaining games:

Kansas, at Texas A & M, Big 12 Championship


Texas is all but a sure thing to finish the regular season undefeated. Texas A & M is terrible and so will Texas’ opponent in the Big 12 Championship game.

3). Alabama

Remaining games:

LSU, at Auburn, SEC Championship


I don’t think there’s any way that Alabama beats LSU and wins at Auburn. If they somehow pull that off, they would then have to match up against Georgia in the SEC Championship game. There is no way Alabama finishes undefeated.

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