BCS Championship Breakdown: How Oregon And Auburn Really Match Up

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BCS Championship Breakdown: How Oregon And Auburn Really Match Up
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Now you may have seen some very worthy efforts at comparing Oregon to Auburn. However, the vast majority of them are "basketball" type comparisons. For instance, in basketball, it would have been very relevant to compare Larry Bird or Kevin McHale to, say, Karl Malone or Dominique Wilkins and give the Celtics an advantage based on it, because those players, being forwards, would "guard" and otherwise play against each other in an actual game, so one's ability to dominate or neutralize the other is an actual significant advantage that would play a large part in determining the outcome of the game.

Not so in football. Instead, it isn't relevant whether Tom Brady is better than, say, Eli Manning, because he obviously is. Instead, as a recent Super Bowl outcome proved, it is rather whether Brady's offensive line can block the Giants' front 4, and whether his team's secondary can cover Plaxico Burress. So, here is an attempt at doing matchups for the BCS title game. Obviously, many who read this are able to do better jobs ... I encourage you to do so!

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