BCS Championship: An LSU and Alabama Rematch Proves Nothing
As the numbers were crunched and the votes were tallied, it became apparent that LSU and Alabama would maintain their positions and finish at the top of the BCS standings.
This means for the first time in the brief history of the BCS, the championship game will feature two teams from the same conference playing a rematch for the title.
While the first contest was a slugfest between two equally talented football teams, both featuring outstanding defenses that dominated the others' offense, it was not exactly the game of the century that it was billed to be.
In truth, it was a rather ugly game marred by special-team miscues and inept offenses that were, frankly, offensive to watch.
Both of these offenses feature run first attacks and quarterback play that was mediocre, at best. This is exactly the type of attack both defenses are built to stop.
Seeing a rematch of the 9-6 LSU overtime victory would be about as exciting as watching a Congressional budget debate on C-Span.
A victory by LSU will prove that their defense is indeed better than Alabama's vanilla offense.
A win by the Crimson Tide means what? They can beat LSU on the road but not at home? Another split title?
In the Fiesta Bowl, No. 3 Oklahoma State and No. 4 Stanford, each featuring gunslinging quarterbacks sure to be among the first chosen in the coming draft, will go at it in what is sure to be an exciting game.
Will you watch the BCS Championship game this year?
Why not let one of these two teams have their own opportunity? These sophisticated offenses could challenge these dominating defenses and give college football fans a matchup of contrasting strengths. At least it would make the title game interesting.
As it stands now, the SEC is sure to add a sixth straight national championship to their resume, while their fans' collective egos expand to proportions rivaled only by our national debt.
Meanwhile, many football fans will be left wondering if indeed a true national champion was crowned.
By denying another school such as Oklahoma State or Stanford a shot at the title, the BCS system has robbed the college football world of the opportunity to truly determine if these SEC defenses are actually as good as advertised.
While I will be pulling for an Alabama victory in the game, I will not be tuning it in. And I suspect there are many others out there who may feel the same way.
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