BamaGrad03, on 13 October 2013 - 11:30 AM, said:
In any of our 3 national championship seasons, how many of those included us playing 0 ranked teams? If Alabama played 0 ranked teams and struggled mightily against the two teams we played with a pulse, I would say absolutely no way do we deserve playing for a title.
That may be true on Ohio State. I don't understand what the fascination is with them. They play nobody, they have one of (if not the most) colossally overrated coach over the last 20 years. The MEDIA (for whatever reason) made Urban Meyer into this end all be all of coaching and I just don't get it. He's done absolutely NOTHING as a head coach to make me think of him in terms of one of the best. The common denominator with him is EVERY stop he's made he has won with someone else's players. The only place he stayed for any length of time (Florida) and he crippled that program. He has done absolutely NOTHING to prove he can build and sustain a program. All he can do is win with what is already in place. When its up to him to put it together, he FAILS and comes up with a fake health issue to generate sympathy for leaving the program. Eventually it will happen to OSU and maybe people will wake up to the fraud that Meyer really is.
This is spot on. I don't get why everyone is so fascinated with Ohio St. The sad thing is that if they weren't on probation last year it would have been OSU and ND for the title: two of the most overrated teams in history.
Voters are lazy, they only care about wins
. If LSU beats Alabama and wins out - they don't have a shot at the title if Oregon and OSU go undefeated. And that's pitiful because LSU would be a double digit favorite over Ohio St....buuuuuuut they have that one loss, to a team that would cream Ohio St - and we just can't vote a BETTER team in over a team with an undefeated record. Even if they did beat a bunch of teams who would have been blown off the mat against any of the top half int he SEC.
NO ... Voters do not only
care about wins.
Otherwise for instance u@T would have never gone on after losing to LSU, not after not winning
one in head to head (the ultimate not win). And they certainly didn't care only about wins, if the criteria was not winning your championship game. Much less even earning the right to win there. After all Oklahoma, Stanford, and Boise State had THE VERY SAME NUMBER of WINS
as the bad-loosers, each and everyone (you too) was 11-1. And Oregon, Wisconsin, Va Tech all had the same number of actual wins as your team (11-2), they just happened to have dropped one more having played an extra game/opponent along the way. So certainly - evidently - something besides merely wins determined who went the big game. And finally if it was all about the wins, poor ole Huston got royally screwed over after being a 12-1. If it's wins only then 12 trumps 11, or have we ran out of fingers. If you don't believe it was all about their press, go ask one of those other 11-1 season teams.... (we here know the answer 1st hand already, and we had no losses
Isn't your very premises nothing but double standard? In your example tOSU get's slighted because they cheated and rightfully so, they truly deserved not going last year . While the cheaters from this year (your very own acknowledgement elsewhere
) merits no such similar standard. Surely you see the similarities, another media darling get's undue favorable press and whisked away to glory (again we know this story
). Only difference this time... the over glorified coach and team in red is not some university from Tuscaloosa.
Sorry.... but no sympathy here!
Edited by FHeal, 13 October 2013 - 01:02 PM.