You may have thought you were finally in the clear. After weeks of being bombarded by campaign advertisements on your television, the elections have finally happened and you can now get back to your normal diet of beer commercials and erectile dysfunction ads. Still, just because the campaigning may be over on your television, the country's true campaign is just getting started, one that is far more important than who do you want to send to Washington.
No, this one is about who you want to send to Arizona to play for the BCS title.
Coaches have hit the campaign trail in full force, including LSU head coach Les Miles. The Mad Hatter has talked his team's way into a BCS title game before, so he figures he may as well give it another shot, once again explaining to the world that the SEC is just harder than any other conference to play in.
"I only know this about this conference," Miles said. "The highest ranked team to come out of this conference should well have an opportunity to play in the national championship game."
As of now, that team would be Auburn, and unless its wins are vacated, Auburn controls its own destiny. Beat Alabama and South Carolina, and nothing will keep them from playing for the national title. But what if Auburn loses one, or even both of those games? You know who would likely be the highest rated team in the SEC then?
That's right, LSU.
Still, this isn't a tactic solely being utilized by the boys in the big time conference. No, TCU head coach Gary Patterson is on the trail as well. Patterson will be at ESPN headquarters on Friday to run the gamut of the network's eleventy billion media outlets to make sure that the world understands that TCU deserves to play for a title if it's undefeated.
"You won't see me beat my chest," Patterson told the Dallas Morning News. "I'll state the case of what TCU has to offer; the culmination of what we've done the last six years. Sometimes that gets lost.
"I think Boise and TCU both have proven over the last five years that no matter what conference you play in, we can play at a high level."
You can tell that Patterson is new to all this, because a seasoned vet would realize you don't say flattering things about your competition during a campaign. The only time he should be mentioning Boise State is when he's alleging that Kellen Moore is on the take.