The Big 12's College Football Delusions

Lucas Jackson CasablancasContributor IJanuary 5, 2009

"FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Oklahoma cornerback Dominique Franks said Tebow, the 2007 Heisman winner, would 'probably be about the fourth-best quarterback' in the Big 12, behind OU's Sam Bradford, Texas' Colt McCoy, and Texas Tech's Graham Harrell.

"Everybody is going to think Tebow should have won the Heisman,” he said. “But the right person won the Heisman, and we going to go out there and show the reason why he won it."

"He was so good that Brown says McCoy out-Tebowed Tim Tebow, Florida's 2007 Heisman winner, who is also one of McCoy's rivals for the award this year.

"He's done for this team what Tim Tebow has done for Florida," Brown said. "I can't imagine a player that means more to his team than Colt does to ours.""

"Tebow overwhelmingly won the Heisman voting in the South region and finished second in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, but he was third in the Southwest, Midwest, and Far West. He was left off 154 ballots."

Medical Encyclopedia: Delusions

A delusion is an unshakable belief in something untrue. These irrational beliefs defy normal reasoning, and remain firm even when overwhelming proof is presented to dispute them. Delusions are often accompanied by hallucinations and/or feelings of paranoia, which act to strengthen confidence in the delusion.

Types of delusion


Individuals with grandiose delusional disorder have an over-inflated sense of self-worth. Their delusions center on their own importance, such as believing that they have done something of extreme value.

When did it start?  How did it happen?

How did the Big 12 become so incredibly delusional, and seemingly overnight?  And no one noticed...

Correct me if I am wrong...but the SEC won the national championship the past couple seasons, not the Big 12.  

Don't tell them that though...they seemingly have lost all touch with reality.  I am almost afraid to see what happens when they wake up from their delusion in the middle of the beating Oklahoma is sure to receive when they face a real defense.

I saw what happened when Mr. Doback tried to wake the STEPBROTHERS Brennan and Dale...

I suspect waking the Big 12 delusional homers could be equally as dangerous.

The delusion wasn't just confined to the Big 12 though...the disease was so out of control it spread all across the country.  

For example, what killed Tebow wasn't really Big 12 homers leaving Tebow off their ballots. What killed Tebow was everyone else filling their ballots with the Big 12's overrated players rather than more deserving but equally handicapped SEC players who had to face brutal competition. So brutal in fact that Tebow's numbers looked pedestrian.  

But people need to understand that the SEC teams' offenses aren't subpar compared to Big 12 teams. Far from it.

The Big 12's rapid-fire offenses just aren't used in the SEC, not because the SEC doesn't have the talent, skill, or creativity to run them.  

The Big 12's offenses aren't used in the SEC because they simply won't fly there, not unless you happen to have a player like Tebow being used as the catalyst, such as last season when Tebow was breaking all kinds of offensive records. 

But it also took the Gators themselves having no defense to rack those numbers up as well. But unlike in the Big 12, you can't get to the championship without a defense in the SEC.

God help us if the Big 12's delusion allows them to beat the Gators though...I can only imagine how out of control the disease will be if that fluke happens by some miracle.  

But as Muhammad Ali said when asked by Howard Cosell about losing to less than stellar boxers..."even if you beat me...I'm still the best."  And that's no delusion.  It's a proven fact.  The SEC has the skins on the wall to prove it.

But the scary thing about delusions is that sometimes people believe in them so strongly they are able to accomplish things they have no business doing—such as the lowly Utes beating SEC powerhouse Alabama.

But there is also a physical advantage created when these mental delusions occur in college football.

The same advantage that created that mental delusion in the first place gives these teams an unfair physical advantage.  An advantage people don't even realize because the SEC still dominates even with this handicap.

People don't realize how these teams in bad conferences such as the Big 12 teams, USC, and Utah benefit from the reduced wear and tear of facing soft teams and soft defenses, game in and game out, through their entire schedule.

And lord knows the Big 12 players are certainly well rested and healthy due to facing far less resistance game in and game out than SEC teams.

This advantage is reduced greatly with the added preparation time before the National Championship game, but it is still there and still a significant factor.  

For example, Percy Harvin is still beat up this season from the beating he took last season trying to carry the Gators through the toughest schedule in football. Tebow too. I honestly find it hard to believe lightweights like McCoy and Bradford would last a couple consecutive games in the SEC.

Just ask Tebow and his two teenage know...the ones he brought to the Heisman ceremony...

Oh, wait...those aren't Tebow's teenage sons...those teenage boys are Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford! The two Big 12 QBs that beat Tebow in the Heisman voting.  I guarantee you, when they saw Tebow's menacing physique, I guarantee you, their delusions were busted!  And when the Big 12 homers see him in action, their delusions will be busted too.


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