Arkansas Razorbacks, you must be horrible.
As Alabama comes to your stadium, the college football front page of the Bleacher Report, bright and early Sunday morning declared that Alabama's remaining competition is horrible. Rolling Over on the SEC: Why 'Bama Won't Lose a Conference Game This Season
Originally, the headline to this piece of work was "Good News, Alabama: Your SEC Competition is Horrible." See, Google Cache — Good News, Alabama:Your SEC Football Competition is Horrible
Despite the editing, we really know what you think.
Being ranked No. 12 and No. 13 in the nation, the odds makers made you a two point dog to un-ranked Georgia. The script should have worked out that way, or Vegas simply forgot to move its lines as money bet for Arkansas.
Really, Georgia's name alone was good enough to warrant being the better team. Arkansas should hang it up against bigger names and just not bother getting on the field.
ESPN GameDay looked at the schedule and thought that your No. 12 or 13 ranking and game against a No.1 Alabama was not as attractive as a game matching an obviously better No. 24 Oregon State team and No. 3 Boise State. Arkansas should be happy it is allowed on ESPN after it hired a coach whom ESPN analyst Pat Forde wrote was a disingenuous drifter with a career full of lies. Moreover, Arkansas should not be concerned with its own perspective on the significance of playing in a strong conference even though it launched conference realignment twenty years ago and found a tougher road in the SEC. Arkansas should be thankful, penitent and get on the Boise State bandwagon.
Razorbacks, you are a drag on the SEC. Only three months ago Alabama writer Paul Finebaum declared that SEC step-children Arkansas and South Carolina were as much.
It matters not that only Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and LSU have gone to the SEC Championship Game more than Arkansas or that Arkansas' number of appearances equal old guard SEC foes Auburn and Georgia, and exceed those of venerable Kentucky, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State.
Arkansas, you are simply not competitive in SEC football. For Finebaum and others, the details are not correct. Since 1992, Arkansas has played in more conference games decided by three points or fewer than any other team in the SEC. Those thirty-four games, or a little more than four complete seasons of conference play, surely fail to say anything about Arkansas' competitiveness. Finebaum's Crimson Tide were certainly down when they played five close games against Arkansas and lost four. Arkansas should accept what it is told.
When the SEC reporters chose preseason All SEC teams this summer, Arkansas had no receivers worthy of any honor.Chris Bahn, ArkansasSports360.com Greg Childs must have been lucky to have more yards receiving, or number of catches, or number of touchdown catches, or more yards per catch than Julio Jones. NCAA.org, SEC Individual Player Rankings for 2009 Arkansas should just learn that honors are doled out when they decide to dole them out.
Arkansas, your defense cannot stop the run, the BR report said, and it will never stop Alabama's steam-roller of a running game next week. It will not and cannot happen. Arkansas lost last year 35-7 to Alabama so the fact that Alabama netted one-hundred and thirty-four yards rushing against Arkansas' defense last year in Tuscaloosa or that its net yard total includes a single run for fifty-two yards or that it was over forty-one carriers are petty statistics. NCAA Official Game Stats, Arkansas v. Alabama, September 26, 2009 Arkansas should just try to stay in the game.
Arkansas, you're a horrible team, or so they say.
Let me put it succinctly in terms other southerners can understand... We ain't puttin' up with it no more.
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