Monday, January 7, 2008

Twice Bitten-The Buckeyes Fail Again

For the second consecutive year, the Ohio State Buckeyes embarked on what was to be a battle between the nation's two best teams. And for the second consecutive year, the Buckeyes proved they didn't belong in the game. Ohio State followed up the 2007 beat down in Arizona by receiving a good old fashioned a$$ whoopin' in New Orleans. Hats off, and a big congratulations to LSU, who represented their conference well, leaving no doubt that they were the better team on the field.

It's become more clear, over the past two seasons, that Ohio State has fielded teams built to win the Big 10, and faced off against Florida and LSU teams that were built to win national championships. It's not even a question of coaching, when clearly Tressel doesn't possess the athletes to compete in such a battle. Is the SEC faster than the Big 10? Your guess is as good as mine. But without a doubt, the Tigers are faster than the Buckeyes, especially in the defensive secondary.

This new year has given us 5 BCS Bowl games, including the national title match, and 4 of the 5 turned out to be lopsided. The BCS pairings have been a mess. The BCS system is a mess. With the Tigers winning on Monday night, we're left with six "2 loss" teams, and a single one loss team in Kansas. We're left with all the "what ifs" and "why not us". What's the point? All those questions have no answer. The Tigers found the answer, by qualifying for the big game, and embarrassing their opponent, giving them not only the strongest leg to stand on, but the biggest pair of balls in the BCS era.

Check it out, Ann Arbor. Les Miles can beat Ohio State.

Congratulations to the 2007 LSU Tigers. The only two time BCS Champion.

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