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Posted by Frazier

We're probably going to cover the BCS picture a little more in-depth later. But, I want to set the stage a little first. Everyone was going to bitch and moan no matter who was selected to play Ohio St. and there are good arguments on both sides of the issue. First, that's what's great about college football. It's supposed to be fun, and all the debating and arguiing helps make it that way. In the grand scheme of things, it's impossible to know who the "best" team is in any given year, and frankly, most fans won't even remember the debate in a couple of years (while Penn St. fans may still be furious about their undefeated 1994 season getting no love, and Michigan fans hating to split their 1997 title with a Nebraska team that got a gift in their win against Missouri, what does it really matter?) So, let's not pretend that this is the end of the world or anything. Mostly because here is my biggest problem with everyone getting so worked up:


It's pretty much that simple. Now, Auburn had a real beef a couple of years back (although USC was clearly the best team in the country). And maybe Penn St. did as well (but this was pre-BCS so there was no way they could meet Nebraska, and that Huskers' team was an absolute juggernaut). But, once you lose, your destiny is in someone else's hands. And if you don't like what happens, well, you probably shouldn't have lost. You control your fate all season, but once you lose, it's not up to you anymore.

Now, Michigan can bitch and say the team they lost to was the #1 team in the country. Well, fuck you, don't lose. If YOU were the best team in the country, you would have won that game. But you didn't, and now you have to live with the results. A columnist today asked, "What can coach Carr say to his team that didn't do anything wrong?" Well, I think he should say, "We shouldn't have lost that game." Every year every team in college football knows that you have to win them all to really assure yourself a title shot. Michigan didn't do that. It's not like it's a secret. Whenever a top team falls we say "there goes their title chances". And yet, we get all pissy when one of those teams who lost gets a shot at the title over some other team that lost.

College football is easy: DON'T LOSE!

It isn't fucking baseball, people.


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