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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: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:40 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

So much for the regular season. Bama doesn't win their Division or their Conference and they are allowed to play for the National Title...BOGUS!!!
Who should have been allowed to do so? If there were a playoff system there would be many National Champions who are not conference champions. In my opinion, the plus one system would have yielded the same game.



Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:33 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

Alabama did not lost by 3 to an undefeated team.
This board needs an edit button. I meant to say, "Alabama only losy by three to an undefeated team".



Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:28 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

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.


How was it proven wrong? The tee-shirt is simply referring to the game that counted between the two best teams in America. The game on 11/5 counted too. The logic to that being; Alabama did not lost by 3 to an undefeated team. If OSU wanted a shot, they should not have lost to a 6-6 Iowa State. That game counted too. Alabama or LSU would beat Iowa State even if the whole team had the flu.

Also, whether it was OSU vs. Alabama or OSU vs. LSU the outcome would be the same. Defense wins championships. Sure, OSU would score some points on either of those teams but it wouldn't be what they wanted to score. OSU can't stop the run. If a team can't stop the run, LSU or Alabama is going to beat you. Period.

If we had a playoff system, it would have been the same game. Get used to it!



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:18 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

So much for the regular season. Bama doesn't win their Division or their Conference and they are allowed to play for the National Title...BOGUS!!!



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 9:45 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

"Now we just it around and wait ".... pretty itty editing, by a peice of it editor, it seems.



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:40 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."
Now, that's funny. Thank you for shining a light on the absurdity that is the BCS Alabama.
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."
Worth repeating.... tragically absurd!!!



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:26 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

If the SEC won every year in a playoff format we would not be pissed.  What pisses us off is seeing 2 SEC teams in the title game
then tell your corrupt administrators in the Big 10 and Pac 12 to stop blocking a playoff just to protect their payola from the meaningless Rose Bowl



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:23 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

the BCS sucks



Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:14 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

I can't believe this article was written by a professional writer.  Mr. Fornelli you know better and ought to be ashamed of yourself for publishing propaganda.  The BCS didn't crown Alabama the national champions because some people created a T-shirt.  They are the natinal champions because the dominated the currently ranked #1 team in the country.  They beat them 21-0 and let them cross the 50-yard line only one time throuhout the game.  Did you even watch the game?  The other game they against each other was won by LSU 9-6 in a very evenly played game in which I thought Bama outplayed LSU; but that is only my opinion.  The Facts are that LSU beat Bama 9-6 in a very close game and Bama DOMINTED LSU in a very lopsided game.  Do you honestly think that a slogan on a T-shirt had anything to do with Alabam being on the top of the BCS?  Dude - seriously......



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:42 am
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

The article implies that a post season overturning of a regular season victory is a bad thing.  Of course, if you call such results "playoff victories" playoff supporters understand them as good.  But one could just as arbitrarily assume that a bowl victory nullifying a regular season loss is a good thing.  Just ask an Alabama fan.


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