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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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Comments

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:53 pm
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

People still talking about the ratings. Not going to change a thing. The big boys make their money and they will sit on their wallets until the cows come home. SEC will continue to win in another system and then we'll just hear more bitching and whining about how the system would need to change yet again.



Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:41 pm
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

Not being a fan of either team that played for the BCS Championship, I would like to reiterate that the current system is just wrong. The idea of "on any given Sunday", where one loss can kill a team for the year (unless your Alabama), doesn't mean that the best two teams played. Lets hoop and holler about the best defenses you've ever seen, or maybe just the poorest offenses of the top 10 ranked. Could other top 10 BCS ranked team beat LSU or Alabama-maybe and probably...so maybe just the sytem itself stinks, which most agree on, but there has been no action to change to date, so it is what it is, and hopefully for all schools and conferences better playoff system is in the works.



Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:40 pm
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

End result LSU was ranked #1 and Alabama #2.

AND WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES THAT MAKE??? 

None, bud.  Truth be told, if Alabama had won on Nov 5th, they would still have been playing LSU for the national championship.  It's all such a sham.

I for one am glad that the ratings were at an all time low.  Perhaps they won't try and pull this shit again, but they probably will.



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:34 pm
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

If you knew football, you would know that Bama would beat anyone in country......



Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:21 pm
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

Rookie on the board maybe, but I know football, and Alabama was the BIG winner last night and LSU lost a lot.  Now don't get me wrong Alabama did not belong in the game.  You should win something to get to the game. Victories in November over Georgia Southern should not count, not when other conferences are playing important games.  How in the world does the SEC allow teams to schedule directional schools in November is beyond me.  Plus, just so you will know, LSU played a real schedule where as Alabama played Penn State a big loser to Houston. LOL



Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:07 pm
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

I hear what you're saying, but National Championship >> Conference Championship. I'm pretty sure any player or coach would agree with that as well. Btw, I'm not a fan of either team...just my $.02



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2012 6:44 pm
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

You won nothing when Alabama won that game. You might have won something if you had played anybody else in the nation and lost, but when you lose to a team in your own conference, you got nada baby.  You have a whole year to listen to Alabama fans and then CBS announcers talk about the great Alabama program. Enjoy it.


You are pretty mouthy for a first day rookie.  I realize you are new to the SEC and really do not understand football from an educated fan standpoint, but you probably ought to read more and comment less.  LSU won the SEC championship for the 2011 season, and no bowl game is going to change that.  We may never see your team win an SEC title, but welcome to the conference anyway. 



Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 5:16 pm
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

Every game does count. LSU/Alabama counted on Nov 5th. Stanford/Oregon counted on Nov 12th. OK St./Idaho St. counted on Nov 18th. USC/Oregon counted on Nov 19th. Oklahoma/Baylor counted on Nov 19th.

End result LSU was ranked #1 and Alabama #2.

Oh..and Jan 9th counted too.




Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 5:00 pm
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

You won nothing when Alabama won that game. You might have won something if you had played anybody else in the nation and lost, but when you lose to a team in your own conference, you got nada baby.  You have a whole year to listen to Alabama fans and then CBS announcers talk about the great Alabama program. Enjoy it.



Since: Jan 10, 2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012 4:12 pm
 

Alabama won 'the game that counted'

Yea, but Les did beat Saban at Alabama, but that game meant nothing.  The only thing that could have kept Alabama out of the game was Georgia beating LSU.  LSU carried Alabama.  AND I am not an LSU fan. 


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