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Alabama won 'the game that counted'

Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:34 pm
Edited on: January 10, 2012 6:30 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

The one thing that the BCS has made sure to cram down our throats every chance it gets when it comes to defending the BCS and the bowl system is that "every game counts" during college football's regular season. A stance that was proven wrong on Monday night when Alabama beat LSU in New Orleans to become the national champion and therefore confirm that LSU's win over Alabama during the regular season didn't count at all.

There's no word if the BCS plans to change its mantra to "every game counts except for the ones that sometimes don't."

Either way, Alabama fans are happy with how things turned out, and to commemorate their joy over another national championship for the Crimson Tide, they now have a shirt to remind them and everyone else which game actually counts.



Now we just it around and wait for the Oklahoma States and Boise States of the world to release a shirt that says "we won 12 games that didn't count and lost one that did." 

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Since: Jan 30, 2012
Posted on: January 30, 2012 9:18 pm
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

You couldn't be more wrong! Every game does count in the regular season. The fact that Alabama lost a 9-6 game in OT to the #1 team in the nation proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that they were the only team playing in the same stratosphere as LSU. It was both teams ONLY struggle during the regular season, as both teams beat their opponents by double digits in all games, and by comparable scores.

I know how this works .. I have watched college football for more than 40 years! The BCS, with all of its flaws, is still a much better solution than what we had in the past. I will even allow to go to a PLUS-ONE format (four team playoff) for the naysayers that have whined this year. But I DO NOT want to see it go beyond that point. Then the argument would be .. why was UofCRY left out? .. they're a better team than UofSOANDSO who got the #8 ranking by only .000875 points! .. or the #16 ranking .. or the #32 ranking!!!  .. it is my opinion that we never go to an 8-team field or beyond .. because .. THE REGULAR SEASON DOES COUNT!!    



Since: Nov 26, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:38 pm
 

abama won 'the game




Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 6:01 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

Have you looked at the schedule of LSU for 2011 or the Alabama schedule in 2009? There is no such thing as a "cupcake" schedule in the SEC. That is just the way it is. Ask Texas A&M or Mizzou after next season. I don't care what the system encourages and I didn't say it wasn't broken. What I am saying is that in 2011, if the plus-one system was in place, it would have been the same game. It most likely would have been the same winner as well.

Next season, Alabama will be rebuilding but will still win 10 games. LSU will play for and likely win the BCSNCG. Other teams to watch are Arkansas, USC (Southern California) and maybe Florida. A&M and Mizzuo are not pushovers but are not SEC material yet.

If you want to prove the SEC inferior; stop saying no when we attempt to schedule you as one of our "cupcakes".



hey fanboy...Im not trying to prove the SEC inferior.....in fact, it is the best conference and the only league even in the conversation with them is the Big 12.....the other BCS conferences are minor league in comparison. So get your panties straightened out and read what i wrote.

It's the BCS system I am saying makes very few games during the season matter. Look At Virginia Tech. They didnt beat a single team in the top 40 ALL SEASON and lost TWICE to a mediocre Clemson team and still got invited AS AN AT LARGE TEAM to a BCS bowl. Competetion didnt matter.

Every team schedules non conference cupcakes for one reason. The voters dont care and usually dont even notice who teams play when they rank them...a win is a win in the idiotic system. And i pointed out in this ridiculous system every game in the post season is meaningless except one. (and even it is questionable because its determined by a ludicrous system)   



Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:56 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

its proven wrong every season.  In reality in college football very few games really matter at all becuae of the BCS.

First offf the system encourages teams to play cupcake schedules so right of the bat MOST games every team plays dont matter because they are not competetive.

Secondly, since one a team loses a game or two they are eliminted..these 90% more of games that dont mean much.

Thirdly, all the bowl games are meaningless


Have you looked at the schedule of LSU for 2011 or the Alabama schedule in 2009? There is no such thing as a "cupcake" schedule in the SEC. That is just the way it is. Ask Texas A&M or Mizzou after next season. I don't care what the system encourages and I didn't say it wasn't broken. What I am saying is that in 2011, if the plus-one system was in place, it would have been the same game. It most likely would have been the same winner as well.

Next season, Alabama will be rebuilding but will still win 10 games. LSU will play for and likely win the BCSNCG. Other teams to watch are Arkansas, USC (Southern California) and maybe Florida. A&M and Mizzuo are not pushovers but are not SEC material yet.

If you want to prove the SEC inferior; stop saying no when we attempt to schedule you as one of our "cupcakes".



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 1:16 pm
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

How was it proven wrong?
its proven wrong every season.  In reality in college football very few games really matter at all becuae of the BCS.

First offf the system encourages teams to play cupcake schedules so right of the bat MOST games every team plays dont matter because they are not competetive.

Secondly, since one a team loses a game or two they are eliminted..these 90% more of games that dont mean much.

Thirdly, all the bowl games are meaningless



Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:22 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

Yeah, alabam dominated the #86 ranked offense, oooh, impressive. Try facing a real offense with the defense to back it up and see what happens. Ok State would have smoked LSU by 60. Bama defense is not that great, they haven't played anyone that actually has a real offense.
Well, first of all that stat is total offense. That means nothing. In the SEC our bread-and-butter is defense. We don't try to put up a bunch of points, we try to stop other teams from doing so and we are very successful. Oregon is ranked #6 and LSU outscored them. That is because Oregon plays teams with no defense. Come on dude, get a clue.

I guess dominating an offense that is ranked #86 but averges more than 30 points per game is worse than losing to a team that is ranked #99 in total defense and #55 in total offense? (Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State).



Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:08 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

Just like Green Bay, St. Louis, UConn....



Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:03 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

Yeah, alabam dominated the #86 ranked offense, oooh, impressive. Try facing a real offense with the defense to back it up and see what happens. Ok State would have smoked LSU by 60. Bama defense is not that great, they haven't played anyone that actually has a real offense.



Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:59 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

I'm done with the "should they or shouldn't they have made it" BS. They got there and won...they are the champions. Congrats. What this whole thing did point out, however, is exactly what the article states. THe BCS reasoning for not having a playoff is completely bogus and now, pretty indefensible. They say every game is a playoff....except when they still think you should go the NCG. Now there is really no way for them to say that it's fair across the board for all schools. Some schools can go undefeated, some can get snubbed with one loss, some are forced to rematch a team they already beat, and some get a second chance at completing their goal while others are left wondering. IT's a broken system and this year proved it...So whether you like the tide, hate the tide, agree with the outcome or think another team got snubbed, at least we can thank the BCS for screwing themselves over this year and hopefully paving the way to a legit NCG that get's decided completely on the field.



Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:58 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

Now we just it around and wait for the Oklahoma States and Boise States of the world to release a shirt that says "we won 12 games that didn't count and lost one that did." 


No. The shirt they release should say, "The reason the games we play don't count is because we really don't play anyone worth mentioning".


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