LSU vs. Alabama: How the Tide Got the Rematch They Wanted

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LSU vs. Alabama: How the Tide Got the Rematch They Wanted
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There's been outrage, elation, whining, cheering and disgust.

Whether you are for or against a BCS title game featuring a rematch with LSU and Alabama, you shouldn't hate the teams involved.

Yes, I'm sure many of you are tired of seeing the SEC take home the crystal football—and getting to hear that all-too-familiar S-E-C chant in stereo come January 9th probably turns your stomach—but all the Crimson Tide did was ride the system.

A system set up to stage the two best teams in the country for the national title.

A system that SEC commissioner Mike Slive wanted to tweak and provide a national semifinal of sorts, but got shot down by the Big 10, Big 12 and Big East conferences.

Despite all that, at one point Oklahoma State, Stanford, Oregon and even Oklahoma all controlled their destiny to face LSU.

So how did Alabama get back into the title game?

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