As a person who was annoyed with all the hype they were receiving this season, I was especially pleased to see them get thrashed in the Cotton Bowl tonight. I'm no Herbie hater by any means (on the contrary, I usually have a lot of respect for what he says) but I thought the abuse he heaped on Northern Illinois after their selection to the Orange Bowl was uncalled for. Plus the fact that in the same breath he used the NIU selection to bemoan the fact that Oklahoma didn't get a BCS bowl berth. Does anybody really think Oklahoma deserved a BCS bid now? Admittedly, A&M is damn good and NIU didn't exactly justify their selection in the Orange Bowl but if we look at Oklahoma's body of work, their signature wins consist of a down Texas team and Oklahoma St. Not exactly a compelling argument in my opinion. Maybe I'm just being overly tough on Oklahoma and some of you guys can inform me about where I'm wrong but, all in all, I'm pleased that the Oklahoma hype machine got dealt a serious blow tonight (ditto for Florida with their loss to Louisville).