BCS Championship Open Thread

By 11W Staff on January 9, 2012 at 8:00p
261 Comments
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Here's your open thread if you're watching the game. Feel free to use this open thread to discuss whatever else you may be doing if you plan to boycott.

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Menexenus's picture

Picture caption:  "Hey, good lookin'!"

 

:-)

Real fans stay for Carmen.

theDuke's picture

where's the "recent comments" box?!!! I'm looking at YOU! admin.

theDuke

Menexenus's picture

They're on the right now, below blog posts.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Jason Priestas's picture

Yeah, it's on the right now and it's improved, showing seven comments and then a link to view every comment in the site's history.

You should consider donating anyway. We'll be able to do cool things like send a guy to the Army All-American Bowl if we can raise enough coin.

theDuke's picture

I did. 

theDuke

theDuke's picture

I'll donate to the basement fund right now if you bring the comments box back to the homepage. 

theDuke

JakeBuckeye's picture

Please! With all due respect Jason and Co., what the hell! Still love you guys.

JakeBuckeye's picture

LSU might be the most disrespected team I've ever seen in my lifetime. Bama is the favorite? What a joke. Go Tigers. Ewwww.

The Vest-er's picture

Not watching. I may actually watch a news channel. Weird I know

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.

Buckeyejason's picture

Almost time for the oversigning/southern ignorance bowl

BUCKEYES BABY!

theDuke's picture

How short is Saban? Like Izzo short? Cause Izzo is one short dude. 

theDuke

theDuke's picture

Hahahahaahah!!!!!!!--------------------------->  

I see what you did there.

theDuke

BoFuquel's picture

Ain't watchin',just surffin'.GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

dbit's picture

Was it just me, or does the stadium look like the majority of the crowd is wearing crimson?

Nick's picture

Anything else good on TV?? Anyone watch the first episode of the journey on BTN? 

builderofcoalitions's picture

All I want is an SEC loss.

Because we couldn't go for three.

theDuke's picture

Oklahoma St. Vs Iowa in wrestling on B1G channel.  If you're interested in wrestling... by the way, the Buckeyes team is pretty good this year.  CHeck this match out, it's in Iowa and the place is crazy.

theDuke

johnblairgobucks's picture

for the love of Cauliflower Ear.  Wrestling is intense.  For anyone who has never gone, The Ohio State High School Wrestling Finals at the Schott in Feb.  Is a pretty darn cool event.

flipbuckeye's picture

Good time to clean my bathroom.

JasonBuck's picture

Watching "Band of brothers" on blu-ray...can't beat that!

JakeBuckeye's picture

Shawshank Redemption Blu-Ray just came in the mail. I might pop that in.

Uncle_Buck's picture

Im going to sit down with my wife and watch Pretty Little Liers, and re-runs of Say Yes To The Dress. There is no way I am going to contribute in any way to help the ratings of that SEC slob knob fest.

TLB's picture

Even harder to watch now that my depression from yesterday has yet to fade.  I just don't want to see football.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I just caught this gem from ESPN's recap of the Florida game last week. I no longer want to root for LSU.

Ohio State fell to 0-10 in bowl games against teams from the Southeastern Conference. Yes, the Buckeyes beat Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl last year. But that victory was vacated as part of NCAA sanctions.

The latest loss had everything to do with Florida's speed.

theDuke's picture

...and Jim Bollrus

theDuke

TLB's picture

You do realize that if Urban does win a title here, it'll be attributed to everything he learned down south.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

they forgot about the A&M wins -texaspwned-

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

thatlillefty's picture

hate on the SEC all you want but there is a lot of talent on the field in N'Orleans tonight... after watching the buckeyes stink it up this year. It's refreshing to watch some good football

thatlillefty's picture

get over it... if you truly love the game of football, then you're watching tonight's game

poop's picture

Nope. F*ck this sh*t.

Poison nuts's picture

Word.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Busy reading Mistborn trilogy.....

AltaBuck's picture

Good Stuff. For some unknown reason, Mormons write great SciFi and Fantasy. Good QBs as well.

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

TLB's picture

NBC Sports Network, formerly Versus, is running a pretty good program on the Canadian-Russian Summit Series from 1972.  Just ending now, buty they are showing it again Thursday at 9:30.

BuddhaBuck's picture

Bulls v. Pistons!!

Don't text while driving.

thatlillefty's picture

UC Bearcats at the Verizon Center?

jerkyrizzo21's picture

Agreed.  Petty nonesense aside, this is a great game.  - signed, football fan

741's picture

I'm watching Blazing Saddles on AMC and not picking my nose eating my own boogers.

BoFuquel's picture

If Charlie Sheen is no longer crazy,by his own declaration of course.Just might be possible for me to declare myself OK.I have not had a clean bill of mental health sence 1953,but tonight I'm feeling like I may have turned the corner.

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

buckeyechad's picture

I had to watch. They starve you from football for too long for me not to watch. And I hate that it's a good game

buckeyedude's picture

Didn't watch the game. Yahoo had an article this morning stating that it was a "boring game that was a fitting end to a rotten year" in CFB.

 

 

 

jerkyrizzo21's picture

LeCharles Bentley via Twitter: @LeCharlesBent65
Any NFL team in need of online, linebackers, Dline, secondary or running back...get this NC GM film

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

Not watching college football on purpose: I cannot do this.

jerkyrizzo21's picture

Agree Chad.. they show you the freaking GoDaddy.com bowl featuring two tomato cans and expect me not to check out the 2 best teams in the country destroying each other? Cmon....

jerkyrizzo21's picture

OSU's special teams were still worse than Bama's...

Nappy's picture

I just can't help but think I've seen this exact game already...

Fan of bacon since 1981

Texas Buckeye's picture

I think we all have. Over/under 1 TD scored in this game? Anyone? I'm going even. But with a lot of hesitation. 

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

TLB's picture

Unless LSU gets a turnover it doesnt look like it will be them to get a TD.  They appear to be a little befuddled.

Colin's picture

Any of you actually watching the game, you have my respect. I cannot bring myself to do it. Instead I shall watch The Fifth Element.

jerkyrizzo21's picture

My take on the SEC... respect em til we beat em, which will happen sooner rather than later with Meyer in tow.

BuckeyeNation's picture

The problem is JERKYRIZZO21... It's not Bama or LSU that we're rebelling against. It's the whole idea of this "eSECpn bowl game"! I can't blame Bama or LSU because there isn't a team in the country that would have turned down their exact situation. However, the circumstances that surround eSECpn's involvement in this much aligned event is totally bias and frankly, is borderline hypocrisy.

I personally am craving some football, especially a decent battle between these two titans, but if we watch this game then we raise the TV ratings, only encouraging the bowl committee and eSECpn that what their doing is right. And I for one, don't ever want to see this happen again... atleast, not until a formatted playoff has indicated so first.

dsbgobux's picture

Bathrooms cleaned, Cat Box scooped, Oil Changed in the car. Been a pretty good night so far!

Buckeye in PA purgatory

hehateme's picture

Do you only do productive house chores when you are refusing to watch a television program?

spqr2008's picture

Watching Firefly on Netflix.... Much better than the MNC. Although the Honey Badger reminds me of the Reavers

johnblairgobucks's picture

I want LSU to win it 9-6, again.

Texas Buckeye's picture

The way this game is going, it may end up that way. 

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

AltaBuck's picture

So far so good.

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

FUqUespin's picture

Bollman didn't go to Boston College - he is at LSU - this game blows...

FUqU, e!spin!!

JasonBuck's picture

All of you "fans" talking about watching the Oversigning Bowl because it's "good football" lol make me laugh....move south and get it over with lol

FUqUespin's picture

blow me

FUqU, e!spin!!

FUqUespin's picture

QB Draw = Bollman

FUqU, e!spin!!

johnblairgobucks's picture

I think Braxton Miller is a better QB than Jordan Jefferson.

FUqUespin's picture

Of course he is - Jefferson was never good - he sucks

FUqU, e!spin!!

Poison nuts's picture

Word.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

FUqUespin's picture

Brewster is bad-snapping to Jefferson and Bollman is the OC - all we need is a Shugarts false start

FUqU, e!spin!!

jerkyrizzo21's picture

Hey Jason, you sound like a whiny little crybaby.  I'm an OSU fan through and through, but anyone who calls himself a football fan and wont watch this game is either 10 years old or delusional.  Get over yourself.

thatlillefty's picture

fer sure... personally, i was more entertained with the high scoring Rose Bowl, but this is good football

Colin's picture

I'm a hardcore football fan and I'm neither 10 years old or delusional, but I REFUSE to watch this game. Spare me the SEC circlejerk.

Bucksfan's picture

Real football fans want the sport to be competitive.  Having an SEC divisional title rematch as the "national" championship is the very definition of non-competitive.

a9entsmith's picture

Listen man, I spend up to several hours every single day reading about college football. I absolutely love the sport. Hell, on certain OSU information heavy months (such as the last few) I'll even pony up the ridiculously exorbitant fee for Bucknuts' reliably mediocre writing (Seriously, when Ramzy writes for that site it's like Morgan Freeman acting in Evan Almighty).

But the past several years, I've found one consistent rooting interest in the BCS title game, regardless of the teams involved: whoever was playing the SEC. Now, ESPN has taken that little glimmer of hope for the new year away from me. 

I refuse to turn the game on, not just because I don't want to encourage this type of selection in the future, but also because I have absolutely no interest in the outcome of this game. So tell me I'm not a football fan, but I endured the Purdue and Illinois games, sat through the Orange bowl's rendition of sex on the Jersey Shore, and I even got up at noon hungover to watch PSU get ra- er beaten badly by Houston. 

F*ck the sec.

spqr2008's picture

Do you know what the chain of command is here? It's the chain I go get and beat you with until you know who's in command.

johnblairgobucks's picture

if i wanted any sh!t out of you, I would squeeze your head.

AltaBuck's picture

Bama 9 LSU 0 Game over

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

FUqUespin's picture

this game will piss people off so fuquing bad that they will NEVER EVER do something this idiotic in this stupid bcs ever again...

Bollman = Les Miles

FUqU, e!spin!!

FUqUespin's picture

jefferson wouldn't start for most B1G teams - he sucks

FUqU, e!spin!!

AltaBuck's picture

Maybe as a phace kicker

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

jerkyrizzo21's picture

Down with the BCS.  I think a Bama blowout might actually do it...

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

totally agree

 

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Any TDs yet? 

I saw the 9-0 halftime score when I was at the gym but I made sure I didn't watch any TV there that had the game on (other than the glance at that score).  Two and a Half Men is still interesting though not the same without Charlie Sheen.  Now I'm actually watching WWE.  James Laurinitis' uncle is some sort of "authority figure" on there.

I hope 'Bama wins only so that complete chaos reigns.

Class of 2010.

spqr2008's picture

Laurinitis' uncle was a wrestler at one time, I think he's the one that got Laurinitis' dad introduced to Pro wrestling.

Whosisbrew's picture

That "You're Watching Number Six" ad just made me throw up in my mouth. This broadcast is a three-and-a-half-hour SEC promo/cockfest.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Shows you were Slive has all the money invested. I wonder how many of our conferences assistant coaches have million dollar contracts?

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

jbirmmd's picture

Nope.  Not watching.  ESPN's unholy alliance with the BcS and the $EC have made me boycott the bowls until something resembling a playoff comes about.  This year was the final nail in the coffin.  No way OkSt shouldn't be playing in this game under the current system. 

jerkyrizzo21's picture

Serious legit question tho... if Bama destroys LSU, is it a 3 way title with OK st?  

spqr2008's picture

We can hope the pollsters are that smart.  But they probably aren't

RedQueenRace's picture

Oklahoma State wouldn't come within 2 TDs of either of these teams.

The 2 best teams are playing.  Folks just need to accept it.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Certainly Ok St. would give up a lot of points to either of these teams. But I think they'd score more that what we're seeing.

I'd love to see a potent offense with time to prepare go against either of these defenses. Ok St. this year might not even be good enough, but how cool would it be to see USC with Leinart and Bush go against them?

RedQueenRace's picture

It's not like we haven't see it before.

Everybody slobbered over Oregon and their offense and and thought they were unstoppable based on mediocre OOC competition and PAC-10 scoreboard spinning.  Then they faced defenses with a pulse in Boise St and OSU the next year.   Stopped again by an Auburn defense that wasn't even the SEC's best.  And scored late on LSU to make the score closer than it was.

Oklahoma was an unstoppable force until they met Florida.

None of those defenses were anything like what these 2 teams bring.

 

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Oregon's offense has been suspect for a while. I don't remember how good Oklahoma's O-line was supposed to be, but I think USC's was packed with draft picks. I think USC matched up well with either of these defenses both in the trenches and in skilled positions. I'm not saying they would have scored 50, but more than this. Also, unlike Oregon and Oklahoma, USC also had a defense full of draft picks.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

By the way, I love your screen name. Is it a reference to Through the Looking-Glass, to the Red Queen's Hypothesis, or both?

RedQueenRace's picture

Reference to the RQR in Through the Looking-Glass.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Ignorant

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Don't think so. The only options I see are either split between Bama and LSU or LSU wins outright.

johnblairgobucks's picture

LSU- 1st half - 43 total yards, 1 first down, 0 points 

jerkyrizzo21's picture

Jordan Jefferson = homeless man's LeBron

JasonBuck's picture

Jerky.....Jerk would be more like it. Just a every day idiot I see every day in my line of work. Enjoy your "game" and sounds like your the one who is the cry baby...thanks for the laugh!

jerkyrizzo21's picture

Baaahhh zing!  I see why they pay you the big "bucks".  Go back to your star trek re-runs...

Whosisbrew's picture

This game doesn't even really feel like a national title game to me, to be honest.

TLB's picture

I was just thinking the same thing.  A bit manufactured.

spqr2008's picture

No, this game couldn't have been manufactured by ESPiN to pay off their SEC masters.

jerkyrizzo21's picture

Not sure Musberger could be rooting any harder for LSU.  I think he sharted a little when that pass was almost INT'd

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I think it was because he could hear the ratings crashing.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Bucksfan's picture

STILL HAVEN'T WATCHED A DOWN.  BOYCOTT.  BIG LETTERS.

Whosisbrew's picture

Haha. It seems a lot of people here aren't watching because of their commitment to boycotting the game, which is understandable. But in all honesty, if I weren't at work right now (where the game is on every monitor and i can't do anything about it), I wouldn't be watching this game because I'm just not at all interested in it.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Does it count if I have the game on, but should Nielsen call me, I'll lie and say I'm not watching?

johnblairgobucks's picture

Who you taking at this point, Bauserman or Jefferson?

Poison nuts's picture

Bauserman.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

TexasBuck11's picture

I am on my third episode of Mad Men. MUCH more entertaining!! Also, this is my first post to 11W. Y'all are great!

741's picture

Serious question: Is Duron Carter on the active roster at Alabama?

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

CFT is a shit website with dickheads like JOHN TAYLOR, an OSU alumni, blocking buckeye fans from the site. If you want to boycott something, make it collegefootballtalk.com    Bunch of biased assholes.    

I got blocked for asking the editor why they didn't post a single headline or story when tOSU beat wisconsin in primetime, but they have a story about a sophmore lineman at kansas' knee injury.... wtf

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

JasonBuck's picture

Be careful TexasBuck there's a fan who calls himself a OSU fan and they call him Jerk.....y....he may take offense at you not watching the "game"....just a heads up....have too get back too my star trek re-runs lol

JasonBuck's picture

Jerk...sounds like you are in the minority....too bad was starting too like your incoherent bable...like a little baby who just doesn't know better...awww

TLB's picture

I think he channeled Stanley Jackson on that play

jerkyrizzo21's picture

It's a good thing LSU's pants are yellow... #Jefferson #bedwetting

jvd253's picture

I am not ashamed to admit I am watching, if only to vindicate my delight that we did not land Studrawa for OC.

"A guy from Ohio can make it in life if he works hard enough." - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

DefendOhio's picture

I would rather watch an Adam Sandler movie than watch this "defensive battle"

Nappy's picture

Ouch.  I think #32 on Bama just lost a scholarship

Fan of bacon since 1981

spqr2008's picture

My favorite comment of the night. Bar none.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

6 full quarters and an OT period played and neither team has still scored a TD on each other.

Class of 2010.

thatlillefty's picture

ok... now we can call this game ugly, lol

buckeyenut10's picture

I can't wait until we hear that this poor showing is "SEC defense." Nevermind the LSU play calling that would make Bollman look good (LSU ran an option on their first 3rd and 10?) and an Alabama offense that sits its best RB when they're in scoring position. I'm rather happy I stopped watching after the first quarter. It's pitiful. Good thing I have season 2 of Home Improvement. Best sitcom of the 90's.

RedQueenRace's picture

Who else has shut down either team's offense?

buckeyenut10's picture

See my argument about poor offense.

Penn freaking state managed to score a touchdown on Bama's mythical D.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Lesser opponents have scored TDs on both of these defenses. 

Class of 2010.

SonOfBuckeye's picture

Is Studwara responsible for play calling?

Was already happy about the Tom Herman hire, and am now feeling like OSU dodged a bullet. (No, I probably don't know what I'm talking about.)

FUqUespin's picture

jefferson is a clown

bollman > lsu offensive coordinator

FUqU, e!spin!!

FUqUespin's picture

bauserman > jordan jefferson

FUqU, e!spin!!

TLB's picture

I gotta believe the rating for this will not be good.  Its what the 4letter wanted but advertisers will not be happy

FUqUespin's picture

same play flipped - flat pass to the boundry

bollman lives

FUqU, e!spin!!

jerkyrizzo21's picture

Tressel thinks this game is awesome.  Punt...

FUqUespin's picture

sacked

bollman IS the LSU O-COORD and LINE COACH!!!!!!

FUqU, e!spin!!

Michael's picture

This is possibly the best outcome for the game. A completely boring game that establishes nothing. Neither team can score, LSU looks like they've never played offensive football before.

Oklahoma State #1 in the polls, do it AP.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Unfortunately, I think the best we can hope for is a split between these two teams. Though if Bama keeps putting up field goals and LSU keeps looking this ridiculously inept, the AP may not have much of choice. It's not like LSU looked convincing in their previous win against Bama.

FUqUespin's picture

this guarantees there will NEVER EVER, EVER be an s e c rematch

FUqU, e!spin!!

FUqUespin's picture

this is comical

lsu has the worst offense i've seen outside of osu 2011

FUqU, e!spin!!

TLB's picture

Fittingly, a kicker is going to be the MOP

johnblairgobucks's picture

he's not an ordinary kicker, he's an SEC kicker.  Better leg speed and mentally tougher than Northern Kickers.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Speaking of fellating SEC kickers, I don't think I've heard any talk about how amazing Brad Wing is.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Is that you Todd McShay? lol

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Michael's picture

O/U was 40.5, LOL.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Wow, I don't know what those clowns were smoking.

jerkyrizzo21's picture

Helps that Les and co are coaching with both hands around their throats.  Nothing left but to break the shutout.  #downwiththeBCS

FUqUespin's picture

this game is jaw dropping boring -

 

I do love the D but this is dull

FUqU, e!spin!!

JasonBuck's picture

I FINALLY turn on the oversigning bowl....and first think Herbie says "Wow this SEC defense"...gag me

johnblairgobucks's picture

Troy Smith is sending Jordan Jefferson the "Sh!tty QB performance in a BCS NC Game " trophy.

No- returns, his to keep.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I'm not going to say the Pokes would beat either team in tonight, But I'd bet alot of money on them scoring more than 12 points on either defense.  I really think oklahoma states defense could outplay the LSU O for sure.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

I'd like to think Ok St actually would have had a chance against LSU. I think Bama is actually the better team.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

I love this analysis of McCarron as holder. Really hard up for highlights.

jerkyrizzo21's picture

Musberger - "Fear the Tide, Honey Badger."  As he tears his parlay sheet in half...

FUqUespin's picture

Hahahahahaha

FUqU, e!spin!!

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

HoneyBadger don't care about BCS title game. HoneyBadger just wants synthetic weed!

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Why would someone want to smoke synthetic weed?  I think real weed is pretty awesome as is.

Class of 2010.

BuckeyeNation's picture

^^^^^ This... rotflmao ^^^^^

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Wow. Matthieu heard a little too much about how awesome he is. Looks like LSU won't cross midfield on this upcoming drive either, thanks to his refusal to call fair catch.

Michael's picture

I really want to see where they spot this now. He eventually broke the first tackle, so he should be spotted at least 10 yards back.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Announcers trying to make this game interesting.  Sorry, all you're doing is taking a bad game and make it worse.  *Changes channel again*

Class of 2010.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Did Jefferson just double their yardage?

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Ahh, going backward again. All is right with the world.

JasonBuck's picture

Does anyone know when game 3 is? I have too set my dvr lol

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

RUN THE DAVE

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

spqr2008's picture

your comment just made me think of walrus bollman appearing to les miles like obi wan did for luke on hoth in Empire Strikes Back, and saying, "Run the Dave, Les, Run the Dave."

LABuckeye's picture

I think LSU forgot how to play offense during the break.

LABuckeye's picture

And why in hell is grass muncher not changing quarterbacks?

WildBear Buckeye's picture

I think Lee would get sacked four times in a row for -40 yards. I don't think LSU's receivers can get open.

LABuckeye's picture

When you have gone better than three quarters with a QB with no success, and you have a backup that started your season off great, I don't see the argument for not putting him in. They have zero points, things can't be worse.

Baroclinicity's picture

I would have played Lee for a series before the end of the 3rd quarter.  Not crossing the 50 yd line is a problem.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

RedQueenRace's picture

Or Alabama's defense is really that good.

Something it appears no one here wants to accept.  Oh well.

LABuckeye's picture

It's obvious from both games that both defenses are good, but at least in the first game LSU got past the 50.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

I just love Jefferson's face. "Why is this happening to me?!"

WildBear Buckeye's picture

No more lopsided eye black, Honey Badger? What happened?

Fumble. This is awesome.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

hey it's a tribute to left eye from TLC

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Was he even born back then?

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Ah, I see now she died in car accident. Well, I feel like a jackass.

johnblairgobucks's picture

False start #76.... where have I heard that before?

jerkyrizzo21's picture

Goose egg.  I wish I had bet the over on "Number of bitter, snide comments about LSU's offense by Musberger".

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I bet Saban had a pep talk with the kicker Shelly..."if you don't make these FG's tonight, I'll have Craig James plant 5 dead hookers in your apartment".  or something like that.

Jordan Jefferson should have kicked that ball outta bounds.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

LABuckeye's picture

"I'll have Mark May visit your house dressed in a nighty"

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Did I say once before that they should've skipped the NC game, give the title to LSU, and have Alabama bump scUM from the Sugar Bowl (or now I guess VT, though as bad as VT is, it took a bad call for scUM to beat them...two teams with no business being there)? 

I take it back.  But LSU still has a win over Alabama in a true road game.  Maybe we can have tri-champions.  Though Ok St will probably not get credit because they're not SEC and lost to non-SEC.  Fuck that bullshit.

Class of 2010.

FUqUespin's picture

this is hilarious!

FUqU, e!spin!!

Baroclinicity's picture

Surprised we haven't heard about Dre Kirkpatrick's and Trent Richardson's brand new SUVs, and how they were able to afford them. 

/sarcasmfont

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

AJ's picture

Kind of like MC and TP?  Glass house.

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -----------Woody Hayes

Baroclinicity's picture

We've taken our lumps.  Just looking for some balance.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

please let this end with a goose egg on the board!!!

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Just thinking same thing.

NC_Buckeye's picture

Honestly, you people are sheep. ESPiN tells you it's the game of the century and what do you do?

Baaaaaaa. Baaaaaaa.

Shame on you.

LABuckeye's picture

I'm watching the game. I never said it was the game of the century. Come to think of it, I don't think anyone else watching the game on this thread said it was, either.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

did you read the title of this thread?  why are you here

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Wow. What an unimformed, ignorant comment. Pretty much everyone on here watching the game is complaining about ESPN, we just like to watch the championship game of our favorite sports' season.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

OMG FINALLY A TD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ONLY TOOK 8 QUARTERS!  That's more quarters than hookers that Craig James killed while at SMU.

Class of 2010.

LABuckeye's picture

Are you sure about that? It is alleged that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS AT SMU, but it could have been far more. How many did he kill in Bristol? 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU and 5 more when he was in Bristol

Class of 2010.

millertime2011's picture

This won't get old anytime soon. Too funny. But you know what isn't funny? The fact that CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Yeah, that's pretty messed up that CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS AT SMU.  Unreal. 

Class of 2010.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Up three TDs, the hard way.

TLB's picture

haha.........missed extra point...........no MOP for you

TLB's picture

I've been flipping back and forth between hockey games, but LSU is always on the 20.......have they passed the 50?

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

did, once but got pushed back with a fumble

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

jerkyrizzo21's picture

SEC = unwatchable excellence.  #3waychampions #BCSisbroken #sequelsucks

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I'm watching SportsCenter.  Keeping up on the score while not watching the shit.  LOL

Class of 2010.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

SportsCenter considering that LSU's offense may be inept!  *Faints in complete shock*

Class of 2010.

FUqUespin's picture

this outcome was perfect - NEVER EVER EVER AGAIN will there be a stupid game rematch like this one ever again...

FUqU, e!spin!!

TLB's picture

Was that Jerry Pate hanging out on the 'bama bench?

WildBear Buckeye's picture

There's the shutout. Love it.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Did someone pay Mussberger to try to convince the AP to vote for the same team as the ESPN/Coaches? Could that someone have been ESPN?

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

"6th straight year SEC team wins National Championship" THANK YOU CAPTAIN OBVIOUS!

Class of 2010.

Baroclinicity's picture

So what's worse... 41-14 loss as the #1 team, or getting shut out 21-0 as the #1 team? 

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

spqr2008's picture

Getting shut out and losing to a team that isn't a conference champion is by far worse

WildBear Buckeye's picture

I disagree, obviously (see below). LSU's reputation was "amazing defense, just good enough offense". They basically lived up to that, though the defense gave up a few more points than expected.

OSU was supposed to have an AMAZING offense and a very good defense (though Michigan had exposed the D somewhat). Both sides of the ball got embarrassed.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Sorry, no contest. I wouldn't want to be an LSU fan right now, but the OSU loss was worse. I don't think those demons will be exorcised until OSU wins another MNC or at least curbstomps an SEC champion (not SEC #2 team) in a BCS game. Not just wins, curbstomps.

Baroclinicity's picture

I think it's an interesting question.  While LSU was shutout, and that hurts big time, they still had an outside chance even with about 6 minutes to go.  As I recall, we were done pretty much in the 3rd quarter.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

It felt a lot more hopeless, at least to me. This was a struggle with Bama doing just a little better than LSU, at least until the TD. OSU was getting schooled the entire time.

spqr2008's picture

I agree that my demons are not exorcised over that game, but the same time, the LSU loss sucks harder because it's a HOME GAME.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

I don't think you can make the home game argument the same way you could when LSU played OSU. Alabama is right there too, and tickets are split evenly. Alabama could have practiced at home until two days ago.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

To me it's only worse for Ohio State because i'm an Ohio State fan.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

johnblairgobucks's picture

very similar outcome.  Both bad losses.  They can't paint LSU as not having SEC speed, so, I guess LSU has no excuse..... therefore LSU has the worse loss.

LABuckeye's picture

I think the whole SEC Speed™ thing makes ours worse. Our loss was when SEC Speed™ (which is BS) came into existence and it damaged the reputation of our program from then on. I don't see much more than a few chuckles coming the way of LSU... but then again, I am never accused of group-think.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

To be fair, SEC Speed™ wouldn't exist if the SEC didn't own the MNC the way they do. OSU only lost two of the six, but it's one more than any other team. Though, truly, there should have been no national champion at all in 2007.

Whosisbrew's picture

As someone who doesn't support an SEC team, I felt like I wasn't invited to this title game.

theDuke's picture

hey if anyone has tickets to the indiana/osu game next sunday and wants to get rid of them, feel free to send me an email.  

theDuke

WildBear Buckeye's picture

If I was an LSU fan right now, I think I'd be getting pissed about the number of times not crossing the 50 yard line has been mentioned already. If they weren't in the SEC, we'd be screaming about how ESPN is turning this into an SEC blowjob again.

jerkyrizzo21's picture

If you hate the SEC or Tim Tebow, this might be the perfect week to ignore ESPN completely...

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

YEAAAAA  no more Nelly bowl song!!!!

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

Poison nuts's picture

Word.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

johnblairgobucks's picture

I'ld like to see LSU's offense vs Clemson's defense.

johnblairgobucks's picture

wait..... WTF! no I wouldn't.

NeARBuckeye's picture

Hey guys, we're missing a very important point here... Nick Saban is the first man to win 3 BCS National Championships... Which means that Urban will have to be the first man to 4!

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I wonder how the BCS meeting will go?  "well can we do a plus 2 system? or a playoff that locks in the top 4 SEC teams"-Slive

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

44 days with Chip Kelly installing an eighth of his offense for LSU, and they win.  

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

AJ's picture

Seriously doubt that.

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -----------Woody Hayes

Poison nuts's picture

I don't

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Did Michael Dyer just transfer from Auburn to Arkansas State?!?!  wow.... what an idiot. Gus Malzahn isn't loyal to anyone.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

WTF? Are both the Gameday desk AND the Davis/Holtz/May desk on the same field?

WildBear Buckeye's picture

Also, did Rece Davis just endorse Alabama's NCs awarded by the Piggly Wiggly? Douchebag.

hehateme's picture

The exact oppositw of what a National Championship Game should be.  Every game shouls play out like last year, or USC-Texas, Or Ohio State-Miami.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

No Ohio State game should play out that way ever again. Heart attacks probably took out a chunk of the fanbase that season.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

buckeyedude's picture

I am on high blood pressure medicine because of that game....well that, and my ex-wife, truth be told.

 

 

onetwentyeight's picture

2012 College Football National Champions Oklahoma St. Cowboys, Congrats! 

 

Bama resume: SPLIT a series with LSU 1-1 , Beat arkansas (1 quality win), beat STATE PENN (HAHHAHA 1 quasi-quality win ) . AND THATS IT. 

 

OKLAST resume: Beat Preseason #1 OU 44-10, Beat team team with Heisman winner RG3 Baylor, & Beat Kansas St + UT. (Total: 4 teams in final BCS top 25.) Then beat another top 25 team in their bowl who also had the #1 overall pick in the next NFL draft. 5 quality wins against top 25 teams. 

 

but hay i bet bama REALLY put a beatdown on arkansas, eh? 

 

SEC bias + cowardly scheduling + Les miles choking = PROFIT

WildBear Buckeye's picture

I think the case you just made is for AP voting LSU #1, not Ok St. LSU's resume is better. And Luck may be the #1 draft pick, but Stanford was not a great team this year. Ok St needed to blow them out by 30 for this conversation to have any traction.

AJ's picture

Okie state is the 3rd best team. 

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -----------Woody Hayes

WildBear Buckeye's picture

All joking aside, is anyone else watching the postgame coverage and getting the impression that a concerted effort is being made to sacrifice LSU and lionize Alabama in order to convince AP voters to vote Alabama consensus NC? I haven't heard one mention of how many ranked teams LSU beat this year.

onetwentyeight's picture

YES. I totally began noticing that towards the end of the horrendous game ( Disclosure: roomate is LSU alum, invited ppl over, I realized my "boycott" would be in vain Nielsen ratings wise so I decided to share in some pizza.) 

Instead of OMG BAMA COULDNT SCORE A TD UNTIL GARBAGE TIME we got the WOW BAMAS D IS LEGENDARY. GREATEST ALL TIME. 

 

UHHH did i miss something? Yeah their defense played great ... but they were stopping a Tebow-esque read-option offense run by a guy who ... wasn't Tebow. Yes the stats are impressive. But it's not like LSUs offense was lighting anyone on fire. They didnt stop this years new orleans saints from crossing the 50 yard line. They stopped a mediocre offense that had done JUST ENOUGH to get by all season. 

 

But ESPN just couldn't have their crown jewl SEC CORONATION GAME be a TD-less feces-slinging crap fest. SO TURN ON THE WASHING MACHINE KIDDIES HERES HOW WE'LL SPIN IT.

"GREAT" D. (altho great Ds usually force turnovers and the only one bama managed all night was jordan jefferson throwing a pitch directly into the chest of a bama defender)

 

BUT HEY.  That's the narrative now and they'll shove it down our throats AND WE WILL LIKE IT.

 

 

WildBear Buckeye's picture

There was also the Jefferson fumble on 4th and 18 right after LSU crossed the 50 yard line for the first time. But yeah, this exact same game in a lower tier bowl would be considered a joke.

SEC aside, I think ESPN is trying to protect/legitimize the BCS. I know the coaches' poll is contractually tied to the BCS, and it's also called the ESPN coaches' poll. I think a split with Ok St is a non-starter, but I'd take the AP voting LSU #1 just as a fuck you to the BCS and ESPN.

WildBear Buckeye's picture

And it's continuing here on SC. Up until this game there was so much talk about the toughest schedule ever for LSU this season. Now, all of a sudden, it's all about how historically great Alabama's defensive statistics are for the season, even though their schedule was much weaker than LSU's. It almost feels like Fox News in terms of pounding a message.

madhatterhater's picture

This game is just another example that waiting a month to decide your championship is obsurd.

go bucks

Bucks43201's picture

waiting this long to play the BCS champ. game is so stupid.

it's just too long to hold interest --- 40some days. A 16-team playoff a week after the regular season is a solution...end it before Christmas.

p.s. Les Miles is a fool for not playing Jarrett Lee at least for a few series

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

BuckeyeNation's picture

eSECpn just said that the BCS has LSU a clear #2 after the game. Rotflmmfao!!! Think eSECpn is trying to cover their own ass!?!? They are sooooo pathetic!!!!

UPDATE: eSECpn just reported that the AP poll as Bama #1 and Ok St #3 but never mentioned the #2 spot... Now I know their covering their ass!!!

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

So LSU with 2 weeks to prepare for Bama puts up 9 points. With a month to prepare they get 0. That's just hilarious.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

jack's picture

and this is why LSU should've lobbied against the rematch.

 

I did not watch.  I enjoyed a successful boycott by watching reruns of House from the dvr.  fvck ESPN.