The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Out-of-Sight, Out-of-Mind Bowl


2 points. That's all that separated TCU from a national championship game with Alabama. That was the injury.

The insult was added when the BCS announced the Bowl match ups. The Sporting News' Dave Curtis sums it up better than I ever could. While the meeting between 2 undefeated teams outside of the championship game is BCS history, but it's also a backhanded compliment to both TCU and Boise State.

You two little teams run along and play nice while the big boys go to work. The kiddie table is over there.... Yeah you're undefeated, but who did you beat?

Who did you beat?  I won't bring up Baylor, UTEP, UCF or ULM that the Longhorns beat into submission. Neither will I mention North Texas, Chattanooga, Florida International, or Mississippi State that Alabama treated like their redheaded cousin with a skin condition at the family reunion. Out of politeness I'll also refrain from highlighting Rutgers, Southeast Missouri State, Fresno State, Syracuse and Connecticut that Cincinnati swept under the rug.

Strength of schedule my ass.

4 comments:

sandman said...

Amateur sports... meh.

Jarhead said...

Eff the BCS.

Anonymously Apparent said...

Yeah....TCU got the shaft....I mean really.....

They could have at least played a higher ranked team than them in their bowl game....like Cincinnati...ha! They never would have played for a national championship anyway.

Anonymous said...

When a typical TCU season includes games with LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Florida, Florida State, Georgia....we'll see if they go 12-0. Could TCU beat some of those teams? Absolutely. Could they beat ALL of them? No.