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I'm not a Bama fan, and I'm not an SEC fan, though I respect what the conference has done.
Other teams had a chance to play for the national championship, and they blew it.
Oklahoma State, you were playing with heavy hearts in the game with Iowa State. But you couldn't put the Cyclones away when you had a chance.
While most of the nation wanted you to get your shot, the system that's in place said otherwise.
Boise State, you were let down by your kicker and defense in key moments.
As much as it would have been fun to watch a non-AQ get their chance, BSU's chances fluttered away like an errant kick.
Oregon and Stanford, you both had chances.
Stanford, you had the crystal football in your sights and dropped it like one too many miscues in the game against the Ducks.
Oregon, you had your chance for a second shot against LSU, and blew it the next week when you let USC win the closest thing they would have to a bowl game.
So while there are many teams with room to complain, Alabama earned their shot.
Let's just hope it doesn't come down to a field goal attempt for the Crimson Tide