Posted on: January 5, 2009 6:20 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- If you have no rooting interest in the Fiesta Bowl, if you're not a Texas or Ohio State fan, there is only one team to pull for in this game: the Longhorns.
You want the Longhorns to win because that would produce utter BCS chaos and BCS chaos and outrage is what we want.
If there's chaos that will speed along the inevitable: a playoff system which is counter to the current stupidity in which college football finds itself immersed.
This is my Chaos Theory.
Texas wins against Ohio State. That's followed by Oklahoma winning later in the week.
If that occurs, both Oklahoma and Texas have legitimate claims on the title. The Sooners will have beaten a great Florida team and the Longhorns will have earlier in the year defeated the Sooners.
Utah has already demolished an Alabama team that spent a good chunk of the year ranked No. 1. Plus, Utah is undefeated. They'd have a legitimate claim.
So there would legitimately be three teams that would have claims: Texas, Oklahoma, and Utah.
Oh, wait, I forgot about USC. They're probably playing the best football in the country right now.
So, under my theory, that'd be four teams with a claim.
That would be wonderful. There would be some pretty powerful fan bases angry over this current system venting about it for weeks if not months. The only thing that would make me happier would be to see Doyel get his butt kicked in the boxing ring.
The chaos would again put the spotlight on this asinine BCS system and any time that happens, it's a good thing.
There are other chaos scenarios but I like this Chaos Theory the best.
So bring on the chaos.
Posted on: January 5, 2009 2:25 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- They don't really want to be here. They don't think they should be here. The Texas Longhorns believe they should be playing several thousand miles away in Florida. They might be correct.
But they're here, now, playing Ohio State. One of Mack Brown's messages before the game was a simple one. When the Fiesta Bowl was set last month, Brown told the team: "We don't like it, we don't appreciate it, we don't think it's fair. But it is what it is, and we're moving forward."
How far they move we won't know until after the game. Brown will have to pull off a splendid coaching performance because his players, no matter what he says, have the perceived national championship slight in the back of their minds. Even Brown admits this is dangerous territory for his team. "My experience in bowl games is the teams usually win that want to be there," he said.
"Don't say, 'Oh, poor me,' Brown said, explaining further what he told his players. "Don't say the system was just poor to you this time. It has been poor to a lot of people."
That's been Brown's message.
But has it sunk in?
Posted on: January 4, 2009 3:14 pm
Edited on: January 4, 2009 3:24 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- There are three top quarterbacks left in the bowl season and only one of them will be good on the next level.
It's now Tim Tebow. Great guy, poor mechanics. In fact, his mechanics are among the worst I've ever seen on a big-time college player.
It's not Sam Bradford. He's a product of a brilliant system. He's so system his middle name should be Microsoft.
It's neither of those two. The player who will be the best in the pros is Colt McCoy.
Not to say that McCoy's perfect. He's not and sure he's playing in a pretty good system, too. He's still the most well-rounded of the three, the best combination of athlete, mobility and pure thrower. Yes, a better pure thrower than Bradford even.
Just my opinion.
The biggest reason I like McCoy's chances in the NFL: his accuracy. He's completed 77.6 percent of his passes against Bradford's 68.3 and Tebow's 64.9. There's a chance McCoy could break the single season NCAA completion record. Accuracy is the big difference maker on the next level.
Unless Tebow dramatically improves his ultra-slow delivery he won't stand a chance in the pros. He's an Ed Reed interception waiting to happen.
It's too bad the Ravens already have a good pass thrower and they aren't still named the Colts. Colt the Colt would've been perfect.