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Bovine v. 'Bama BCS Blogasm

Posted on: January 7, 2010 6:13 pm
Edited on: January 8, 2010 12:09 am
 
PASADENA, Calif. -- It was Alabama 37 and Texas 21 but that score couldn't be more deceiving.

The game was much closer and whenever this contest is mentioned in the future it'll come with a question (if not an asterisk). What would've happened had Colt McCoy not hurt his shoulder on the fifth play?

It really is the biggest issue from this game and one that will be discussed for years.

If McCoy had played the Longhorns had a great chance to win.

Instead it's the Crimson Tide who are champs.

CBSSports.com will have much more on this game in the coming hours.

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Garrett Gilbert is playing his --- off. The entire tone of the game has changed. It's now 24-21 Alabama. Remember, Vince Young is here, watching. Gilbert is playing very Young-like.

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The weather here is starting to cool dramatically. In other words, the weather is matching the game itself. This hasn't been one of the better title games. Someone Boise State is cursing the BCS system.

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The Longhorns can generate very little offense without Colt McCoy. This is pretty bad. You have to feel a bit for Garrett Gilbert. It's an impossible situation.

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The second half is about to begin and this might be one of the more disappointing title games in recent history. When Colt McCoy was knocked out, the air was let out of Texas, and the game itself. Maybe the Longhorns can re-energize themselves. But without McCoy how do they do that?

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This is a question I'm going to raise later. With McCoy getting hurt if Alabama wins does this game deserve an asterisk? It's a fair question to ponder.

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Bevo the steer now warming up for Texas.

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Garret Gilbert might be hurt now. He's getting worked on by the Texas medical staff. This is a disaster for Texas.

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Still no Colt McCoy.

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Maybe Mack Brown should put McCoy in a dark shed with no windows. That's a joke, folks.

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McCoy may have actually hurt his shoulder. But there's no information on when or if he'll return. Meanwhile, Alabama looks totally outmatched. Nick Saban, hate to say it: you're getting out-coached by Mack Brown. Badly.

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Colt McCoy just went into the locker room. His face said it all. He looked like a kid who was just told there's no Santa. If he came back into the game I'd be surprised.

Garrett Gilbert replaces McCoy. How'd you like to be Gilbert right now? Replacing McCoy in the national championship game.

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Colt McCoy is out of the game. He's on the bench. This doesn't look good. The Texas medical staff is working on his hand. His throwing hand. This is bad.

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What the hell is Nick Saban thinking with a fake kick? Completely out-smarting himself. Saban having a Bill Belichick moment.

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Game time. Stop eating nachos and pay attention.

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Keith Jackson does the coin toss. It was kind of a limp toss. Just sayin'.

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A bit of a scary moment for Alabama before the game. With about 32 minutes to go until game time Mark Ingram took a handoff and slipped. It wasn't a horrible fall but it was a hard one. He got up a bit slowly (just a bit) and then looked fine.

Whew.

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The key to this game is Nick Saban's defensive schemes. He's been able to get his Alabama players to execute almost flawlessly some fairly complex defensive packages. Saban basically runs a pro style defense and the Longhorns will see things Alabama hasn't done previously on film.

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Both teams are now on the field warming up.

Meanwhile, I just consumed my third candy bar. I'm going to look like Bevo by the time the night is done.

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One place where Texas is definitely dominating so far: alumni at the game. I've spotted Ricky Williams and Chris Simms and there are about a half dozen other prominent UT football alumni.

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Former Texas runner and current Dolphin Ricky Williams is here. He approached Alabama coach Nick Saban before the game and the two hugged. They chatted for a second.

Here's how the conversation might've gone:

Ricky: "Hi Nick. Nice to meet you."

Nick: "Nice to see you son."

Ricky: "Can I ask you a question?"

Nick: "Sure, anything."

Ricky: "Got any?"

Nick: "Ah, got any what?"

Ricky: "You know, the good stuff."

Nick: "You mean, like good blitz packages? I can't tell you about those Ricky."

Ricky: "Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking 'bout Nick."

Or maybe not.


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New mega-fight of the decade: Mayweather versus Bevo. Bevo might fail a drug test, though.


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In a corner of a parking area outside of the Rose Bowl, amid a sea of funky drunken humanity, was a young woman, a petite little Texas fan, throwing up behind a tree. Ah, the sights and sounds of college football.

It was a fitting scene to start what is the world famous CBSSports.com live blog because they only make two things in Texas, and you don't got no horns, boy.

My dumbass-ness will be blogging live all night before writing a column off the game. I work hard. Someone has to make up for Doyel's lacking work ethic.

Then I'm driving to Phoenix for Cardinals-Packers. That is, unless while driving across the desert I'm abducted by the character from the "Saw" movies.

Let's begin this blog by describing what's happening outside of the stadium. It's a dizzying scene. There haven't been this many people gathered in one area since Tiger Woods advertised on Hostess.com.

It's one of the craziest scenes I've witnessed. Far more intense and packed than any pre-Super Bowl or other big event.

It's understandable since Texas and Alabama fans are among the most passionate and dedicated. Some of the fans paid $40 to park literally over a mile from the stadium. Traffic is snarled. 

Inside the stadium, the Longhorn mascot, Bevo, was just escorted onto the field by EIGHT security personnel and two handlers. Eight? Did Bevo receive some security threat? Did someone threaten to deep fry the poor beast?

Overhead, a single engine airplane carries a banner that reads: "Impeach corrupt Alabama governor Bob Riley." At least no one wants to impeach Pat Riley.

The circus has started and the game is still two hours away. 





















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Comments

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2010 12:40 pm
 

Bovine v. 'Bama BCS Blogasm



mike freeman the liar speaks....dude lied on a job application...what a tool



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2010 8:01 am
 

Bovine v. 'Bama BCS Blogasm

You didn't even use it in your column....it could have worked.

"Gilbert got his grapes squashed in the first half"
or

"Gilbert found his grapes in the second half, but it was too late."

also, in another Gilbert (Arenas) vein.

Gilbert Arenas - Redefining the term "shooting guard"

Feel free to use them and thanks for the funny blogasm last night. It made the first half interesting.





Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2010 2:00 am
 

Bovine v. 'Bama BCS Blogasm

Damn Vammo! You're right! Damn!



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2010 1:56 am
 

Bovine v. 'Bama BCS Blogasm

look we saw what happened with bradford being rushed back from an injury he suffered, look you need to protect these players from themselves.

plus this is the problem with waiting almost a month between games, mccoy is now the 3rd major collge player to suffer an injury in the title game, mcgahee in the 2003 fiesta bowl, which was the natinaol title game, ginn jr., in the first stand alone bcs natinoal title game and now mccoy, look texas could've changed the tide of this game had they got a td on one of there fisrt two possessions, which were on the tide 30 but instead got two fg's



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2010 12:18 am
 

Bovine v. 'Bama BCS Blogasm

Screw you Saban, Dolphin fans still hate your smarmy, lying BS.  You almost got punk'd by a freshman QB, would have been sweet revenge Saban-Satan.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2010 11:47 pm
 

Gilbert is playing his ___ off should have been

Grapes.

It would have fit Freeman.





Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2010 11:42 pm
 

Bovine v. 'Bama BCS Blogasm

McCoy's daddy is probably making the call that Colt should not risk the $ he might make in the NFL.  It is unbelievable how this has turned out.  The game is over.  Over!  Go to bed.


Come again?  What's that I said?



Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2010 11:42 pm
 

Bovine v. 'Bama BCS Blogasm

Oh, I thought maybe you'd fallen asleep and might be missing the comeback.



Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2010 11:40 pm
 

Bovine v. 'Bama BCS Blogasm

I don't know. I'm starting to enjoy watching this kid.



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2010 11:30 pm
 

Bovine v. 'Bama BCS Blogasm

I agree Sir.


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