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How many hypocrites?

Posted on: January 10, 2012 10:14 pm

Last night, we saw a dominating display of defense from Alabama to crush the no 1 team in the nation. This morning, instead of reading about how great they were, we were given a bunch of articles and comments about how the Crimson Tide didn't even win their conference so how can they be the best team in the nation.

Using the same logic, no non division winner should be allowed to win a title game - no more Packer and Steeler superbowl wins from recent past, no Mavericks NBA title from last year and the list gets longer and longer.

So why is it OK for a non division winner to win in the professional game, but in the college world everybody just complains. Face up to it, it's completely hypocritical, and before you bang on about repeat matchups, the Packers played the Bears three times last year and the Falcons twice, rematches happen, deal with it. Now stop complaining and enjoy a game that was won with defense for a change because I doubt the NFL playoffs will provide one.

Category: NCAAF

Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 1:51 pm

How many hypocrites?

Fully agree about the BCS. It was developed to appease the TV world. Why else are there 50 bowl games a year. What I really don't get is that the NCAA has the greatest tournament in sports (the basketball) and refuses to mirror that with football. Have 32 or 64 teams "qualify" for the postseason, and have knockout games every week for 6 weeks. The Championship game could take place Sunday before the Super Bowl instead of the Pro Bowl.

OSU did get hosed. They can join the ranks of Boise and others (Texas Tech?) who got done over by the almighty Dollar. 

Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 12:19 am

How many hypocrites?

Althogh not a a fan of American football, college or otherwise but have to admit a big well done to the Tide.

The way the system is set up it is unfair that non division winners can play in the playoffs at any level however, you enter the competition and play by the rules as they stand.

In this case the Tide and all other teams have played based on the same rules so this is fair.

You see this happen in all sports, most notably in soccer especially in England with Championship and lower teams going to playoffs from 3rd to 6th. The two winners of the semi final matches meet in the final where usually the team finishing 6th gets promoted.

Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2012 1:49 am

How many hypocrites?

It's the stupid system that the BCS uses to determine their national champion.  Begs for conjecture and speculation.  Other sports have real playoffs where the conference "wild cards" are accepted.  Still not fair to the Alabama fans.  Tide kicked LSU's butt and deserve to be champs under this system.  The only fans who should be complaining are Oklahoma State fans.  Too bad OSU and Alabama couldn't settle this on the field.  Now that would be a fun game to watch.

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