SEC Championship: The Game That Shook Up the BCS

L.C. MayCorrespondent IJanuary 1, 2009

It was one of the most anticipated conference championship games in the country. It was simple: You either won big or went home. What game is this, you wonder? It's the SEC Championship. Alabama went in an underdog and came out with their tail between their legs.

Alabama, who was ranked number one in the country, had to face off against Florida, who was number three in the country. Whoever won went to the BCS National Championship—whoever lost got to go several hundred miles away to New Orleans.

Now I know I am a huge Alabama fan, but Florida simply just played better than my team. Alabama, I believe, has the better team—they just did not play like it. Florida's spread offense could not be stopped by Alabama's 4-3 defense.

Now this is the game that shook up the BCS because now they had to decide who goes to the national title game. Of course Florida went, but in my opinion, if Alabama and Florida played again, I think Alabama would pull out a slim victory.

My reason for saying this is because Alabama had the completely wrong kind of coverages, our passing game was not doing good, and our special teams did terrible. So that's why I say if this game was played again it would go the other way because of this. But there is no turning back and now Florida is most likely to win the BCS National Championship.

So basically what I am trying to say is that this is the game people waited for. It was the game that decided it all. It was "THE GAME." So for all this reasoning I am basically saying Alabama should have won and that I believe this was one of the most important games of the season.