Tuesday, January 8, 2008
I want to put to rest the notion that "the SEC has superior athletes" and the "slow, plodding Big Ten" just can't physically compete. Last night had nothing to do with speed or strength. Every year, Ohio St. has any many guys picked in the first few rounds of the NFL draft as anyone. They have plenty of speed. Last night was about toughness, mental and physical. The Buckeyes posted a quick ten points on the board and LSU didn't flinch. 31 straight points later, the Buckeyes were done. Just a sickening display. I never thought I'd see such an undisciplined Jim Tressel-led squad. Four personal foul penalties! Roughing the kicker! Missed tackles! Just another embarassment on the national stage.
Meanwhile, we have a two-loss national champion. That's just great. I'm sure fans of USC and Georgia and West Virginia are thrilled. A playoff just makes too much sense for the geniuses of the BCS.