[WARNING: This article contains extreme sarcasm. If you have a difficult time grasping that, please do not read. Otherwise, read completely before commenting!]
Way to go, Boise State! You just won a hard-fought, defensive battle of unbeatens. TCU put up a valiant effort, but you were the better team in Glendale on Jan. 4, 2010! Congratulations!
Now get the heck out of the way!
Yeah, that’s right! Take your silly blue turf and disappear! No "real" team has a bizarre-colored turf.
Alabama does not have Crimson turf! There is no orange turf in Austin for the Longhorns! The only way you can draw attention to yourselves is by having that eyesore of a field!
Besides, don't you know that the color of the field attracts migrating birds? The poor creatures dive-bomb right towards the blue thinking they are going for a swim or catching some fish only to crash onto that blue monstrosity. Way to respect nature, jerks!
And having to run a fake punt? Is that all you are good for Broncos, gimmick plays? You have to pull off that nonsense to win?
Well, we know this is true because you only scored the earlier touchdown off of an interception. You were dead in the water when you pulled off that Pop Warner crap!
You know that garbage could only work on a Mountain West school! Apparently TCU does not have video equipment to watch film because otherwise they would have seen that play coming
I mean, no one was on Kyle Efaw! An SEC team would have seen that coming and trucked that clown!
Hell, with the awesome speed of the SEC, they could have rushed the punter, realized it was a fake, had time to recover, and back-peddle to Efaw to intercept the ball.
After picking off the pass, he would do backflips all the way to the end zone! Take your Mickey Mouse team elsewhere!
And if Boise State is so awesome, why did they only beat a sorry Mountain West team by seven? Alabama would have been up by seven in the first minute! Texas would have the cheerleaders in by halftime!!
To further that point, I heard on the Dan Patrick Show that bookmakers would have made both Alabama and Texas clear favorites against Boise State.
And you know the oddsmakers never get it wrong!
Both teams would have destroyed the Broncos! Nevermind that TCU was an eight-point favorite.
They are TCU; not Alabama! The Horned Frogs do not matter!!!
So you are undefeated, are you Boise? Big freaking deal! My son’s Pee Wee team was undefeated and no one is claiming they are the national champions! Actually, my son’s team could probably beat Boise State!
So, what do you have to say about that!?
No one said that you deserve a shot at the title. Maybe TCU had as good a claim as Texas. But only just as good. No one in their right mind really thinks TCU deserved a BCS title shot!
Some may tease the Frogs by suggesting as much, but come on. TCU lost to Boise—a team from the friggin’ WAC!? At least Cincinnati could say their only loss was to a mighty SEC team—Florida.
I guess it was fitting that TCU and Boise State played in the Fiesta Bowl, seeing how it is the least prestigious of the four BCS bowl sites. I mean, Boise State has only been at the top tier since 1996!! Please! Alabama and Texas have been playing football since God created the sport and bestowed it upon the South.
Don't start with me! Sure you have two national titles (from the 1930's), but Pennsylvania, Yale, and Princeton have more. No one is proclaiming the Quakers should be playing for national titles.
Heck, the Ivy League does not even participate in the FCS playoffs!
And speaking of playoffs, do not start with this "playoffs are the only way to decide a champion" garbage! If playoffs were so awesome, the FBS would have done that a long time ago. You would think that those controlling the FBS would know what is best for big time college football.
And besides, you would not want a playoff cutting into finals or being stretched out over the winter break! You cannot simply push back the playoffs.
Fortunately, the BCS knows what they are doing by creating a month-long layoff and having the title game at the beginning of the Spring semester—y’know, when no one is attending class anyway!
Furthermore, in a playoff, some “lower” seed could win. Then, how can we call that pathetic team the champion!? Plus, you might have to include a Sun Belt team. Really, who wants to see Troy get destroyed by Southern California?
And, if something wacky happens in the playoffs, you could end up with two undeserving teams playing for the title rather than the two best teams. Where is the legitimacy in that!?
But the BCS knows where it is at. Corporate America knows what is best for college kids. I mean, why else would they sponsor the BCS. FedEx . Tostitos . Allstate . Citi . They are looking out for the best interests of our young people!!!
It appeared on a blog!!!!!!
Are you really going to believe something you read on a blog called "Uncle Popov’s Drunken Sports Rant?"
Man, I do hate Boise State. They really are the Gonzaga of FBS football. Like the 'Zags, the Broncos were first the underdogs that everyone loved and hoped would pull off the upsets. Now, they have worn out their welcome and need to go away!
Move along, Broncos!
You had your cute moment by winning the Fiesta Bowl. Now go away! No one wants to see a championship game between a team from a blue field and another one named after a frog that shoots blood from its eyes!
It is time for the real teams to play, teams with history and a following—a following that will bring in lots of money and TV ratings!
And when they do play on Thursday, it will be in a revenue-driven contest where the two participants were arbitrarily chosen based on conference biases and blind tradition—the way it was meant to be!
Oh, and sponsored by Citi, of course!
This article first appeared unedited at Uncle Popov's Drunken Sports Rant on Tuesday, January 5, 2010.