LSU ---- it just isn't fair!!!

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  1. blackbird

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    I grew up in Baton Rouge----been to countless Tiger football games

    I do not bleed "Purple and Gold", though---but I do like the Tigers

    Here's the scoop

    I now live here in Alabama---the Heart of Dixie---married an Auburn grad I met in Seminary(NOBTS)

    But thats all I hear around here

    LSU playing for the National Championship

    "It just isn't fair!!"

    "They don't deserve to play!!"

    "We almost beat them!!"---says a jealous "Tide" fan

    "We almost beat them!!"---says a jealous "War Chicken" fan

    Then I listen to WJOX---all sports radio and hear those bias sportscastors say the same---"doggin'" out Coach Miles---nothing to say about Matt Flynn and and the LSU offense----nothing to say about Glen Dorsey and the LSU defense

    Just exactly who deserves to play---Hawaii???---undefeated in regular season---but creamed like a bunch of ladies in skirts playing in high heel shoes

    Exactly who deserves to play Ohio State???

    Rally behind me---LSU fans!!!!!

    Your friend,
    Blackbird
     
  2. rbell

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    WJOX caters to the "rabid redneck" fans...I listen on occasion, but I get tired of some of the yahoos.

    I think most folk's I'm associated with down here (AL as well):
    • Wish LSU well (hey, they're SEC);
    • Don't begrudge them the chance to play for the title.
    Of course, one must admit that it's not often that a 2-loss team gets a shot. But such has been this year with NCAA football.
     
  3. PastorSBC1303

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    LSU deserves to be playing in the championship game as much as anyone else this year. It was just a crazy year with every good team getting knocked off at some point.

    They are just jealous Blackbird, don't let it bug ya.

    It should also be noted that the 2 loses were I believe both in atleast double OT.
     
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    "We did beat them!" --says a jealous (that loss to MO hurt badly!) Razorback fan!
     
  5. Nomad

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    I think LSU deserves to be there as much as anyone else. Many would say USC is better right now, but they disqualified themselves by losing to Stanford (as well as Oregon). If the Tigers win, most of the whining should subside.
     
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    As a Razorbacker living in Missouri, with a son who is a cocky Mizzou grad, I feel your pain, brother!
     
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    LSU saying their losses shouldn't matter because they were not in regulation is like saying a bank robber should be exonerated because he didn't rob the place during business hours. So what?

    Face it: without a playoff, this is what we're left with: 2 teams arbitrarily picked by an alleged objective system. Who knows what would happen with a 4/6/8 team playoff. But we aren't there. Who says LSU should be in? Who says OSU should be?

    Doesn't matter. It's OSU and LSU. Bama and Auburn should shut up whining. But we know they won't because they can't.
     
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    This is probably the biggest BCS mixup since 2001, when there were also several teams that could have claimed their spot in the NC, but lost in their last game, then it came down to Nebraska, who lost its last game to Colorado, 62-36! But, unlike 2001, there is no team which is clearly heand&shoulders above any of the rest of them, certainly including Ohio St. which lost to Illinois. I personally think either Kansas or Missouri were more "deserving" of a shot than LSU, but they both had to lose at the wrong times-- again, wrong times meaning their last game. And whereas the Championship Game of the Big 12 took away such a shot, the SEC's CG gave it back.

    This is not how college football should operate. A team losing its last game should not be considered more negative of the team's quality than losing before then. But that is the very thing that happend in 2001-- the computers, incapable of bias toward when a team lost gave the shot to a team which was blown out in its final game; and then, of course, blown out in the Championship.

    I think playoffs are the only answer. But even then there would [supposedly] still be conferences that have a championship game, while some don't, and that would figure into who even gets into the playoffs.

    As it's only a couple of hours to game time, I do predict LSU will beat Ohio St. And Kansas, the only remaining BCS conference team with 'only' one loss, may get a few AP votes for #1.
     
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    And the final score


    LSU 38

    Ohio St. 24
     
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    I am so glad that the unmentionable school in OH did not win. Thank you LSU.
     
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    SEC:

    9 of 12 teams go to bowls
    7 of those 9 win
    5 of those 7 finish in the top 15
    2 of those five finish 1-2
    and yet another NC for the SEC

    any questions?
     
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    Congrats to LSU on a total dominating game!

    Seems like OSU should go back to the Rose Bowl and start playing those PAC 10 teams, eh?
     
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    The gent do make a point or three.

    Ed
     
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    Point is (or was) that with the possible exception of Hawaii, who probably was not quite as strong, simply due to the level of the competition over the entire schedule, as some of the other teams, every top team managed to suffer a melt-down of their own making at some point in the season, prior to the bowls. At least ten teams had the "National Championship game squarely in their sights; and all the same teams managed to play themselves out of the picture at one point or another. LSU and OSU merely managed to not lose the "War of Attrition" to the degree, and at the same battle sites, as did the others.

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    Yeah. Why did one of those 7, that won a bowl game, lose to Louisiana-Monroe? :laugh:
     
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    I think the Longhorn bowl, um I mean the Holiday bowl should be a BCS Bowl simpy because that just seems to be where we go.

    As a Longhorn all I have to say about this year is , "When does baseball start?"

    Chuck2336
     
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    I is one happy Bayou Bengal fan! Geaux Tigers!
     

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