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LSU-Alabama, the sequel

Posted on: December 4, 2011 5:40 pm
Edited on: December 4, 2011 6:22 pm
Sources tell me tonight that it's official: LSU and Alabama will meet again in New Orleans in the BCS title game.  It still remains to be seen whether or not TCU automatically qualifies for a BCS berth (I'm not optimistic).

That would put Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl, against Stanford (an automatic qualifier).

The Orange will have Clemson facing West Virginia.

The Sugar will feature Michigan against Virginia Tech.

Other bowl matchups are starting to leak out as well.  Keep checking our bowl page for the latest.


Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 5:53 pm

LSU-Alabama, the sequel....More B.S.

When you cannot even win your division, non-the-less win your conference. You don't deserve a shot at the national championship!
The Cowboys only loss came on the road in overtime against a bowl team and in a time sorrow for the university. Plus the Cowboys have a lot better chance to beat LSU than Alabama....

Since: May 23, 2010
Posted on: December 4, 2011 5:52 pm

LSU-Alabama, the sequel

rolltideroll19...five years ago the two best teams in the country were Ohio and Michigan.  They played a classic game, in the last game of the season, at Ohio, with Ohio winning.  It was #1 vs #2 in the last week of the season.  Ohio won the Big 10 Championship.

When it came time for the BCS to determine who would play for the National Championship, people all over the country, and ESPECIALLY in SEC Country, howled about not wanting a rematch as the game had already been played.  Ron Zook, the highly undistinguished former coach of Florida (and now the also undistinguished, then head coach of Illinois, voted the Gators ahead of Michigan, along with a few other coaches, specifically to keep a rematch from happening.

Now the Crimson Tide lost AT Home to LSU (not on the road), failed to even win their division within their conference, and you think they deserve a shot at the title?

Hats off to LSU, who beat everyone.  They truly deserve a place in the BCS championship.  As for the Tide?  They had their chance, at home, and blew it.  Win that and they would rightly be in the Championship Game if they too had been able to handle Georgia.

I would like for someone, especially an SEC fan, to explain to me how Alabama deserves a shot in the BCS Championship Game, when it was so obvious to you 5 years ago that a more deserving Michigan team didn't deserve the same.

As for Michigan since I mentioned them, kudos to Brady Hoke for getting the Maize and Blue to quickly play like Woverines that the program demands in his very first year.  That Rich Rod could never coach them to play defense was an embarassment.  Greg Mattison did an amazing job with largely the same personnel.

Give me LSU vs. Oklahoma State - a team that beat 5 Top 25 teams this year compared to Alabama's measly 2.  I'd expect LSU to crush them, but at least it wouldn't be a game we have seen before.

The BCS has failed once again.

Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: December 4, 2011 5:51 pm

LSU-Alabama, the sequel

Blame yourself Okie St. You had to know that there was no room for error after the opportunity presented itself. I agree that Bama did nothing special to earn the spot...the rest of the country (Oregon, Stanford, and even Ok St) backed up to Bama. We can all spin the arguement to make it sound like we want...for instance..."Alabama and Ok St were both 1 game from a perfect record: Who did Bama need to beat to be perfect (LSU). Who did Ok St need to beat to be perfect (Iowa St)". Sorry, there are no mulligans!

Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 5:51 pm

LSU-Alabama, the sequel

Feel the hate young Jedi. Feel the power of the dark side. Roll tide!

Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 5:51 pm

LSU-Alabama, the sequel

Boo Hoo...go ahead and watch the LifeTime Channel...who cares

Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2011 5:51 pm

LSU-Alabama, the sequel

I sure hope this is the year where people realize just how much crap the BCS is. One less game I will have to worry about watching I guess... I already saw this match once and whoever wins will prove nothing. If LSU wins, been there done that... If Alabama wins, then LSU still has an argument... They won one and lost one. Absolutely ridiculous. I cannot see any argument that makes sense for Alabama other than the same SEC fanboys that spew out tired garbage.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 5:50 pm

LSU-Alabama, the sequel

Don't worry-LSU will get this one right and kick the Tide up and down Bourbon Street.

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: December 4, 2011 5:50 pm

LSU-Alabama, the sequel

Harrison, I guess you skip out on a lot of NCAA tournaments as well, considering they let in over 30 non-conference champions. The Packers didn't even win the division and yet won the Super Bowl. Who the fuck ever said you had to win your conference to win a championship? Is this some rule you put into your head and always believe? Have fun watching some re-run I guess.

Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2011 5:50 pm

LSU-Alabama, the sequel


Oklahoma State had a FAR BETTER RESUME. How can you POSSIBLY put Alabama infront of Oklahoma State?

The system is broken. This is an OUTRAGE.

Wow. Holy shit.

5-0 vs ranked teams, conference champs.

And no NCG? For a team that cant even win their own division and is 2-1 vs ranked teams?


DEATH TO THE BCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 5:49 pm

LSU-Alabama, the sequel

Bama would have claimed this one anyway-they are in a fantasy world when it comes to claiming national championships.

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