BCS National Championship Game
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 2 Texas
The early line is Alabama by 4 and a half. I could live with that. The Crimson Tide earned a well-deserved trip to the big game. They deserve to be the favorites. But-- I wouldn't fall asleep on the Texas Longhorns.
Many are calling this the "Super Bowl" of mid-majors. Its definitely a major milestone-- 2 mid-majors making it to a BCS bowl game. I'm sure both would prefer to be playing against a major-conference team to prove their worth but nonetheless this is a huge step for the little guys. What this game guarantees is at least one other team will end the season undefeated and create a nagging question to the national champion. So, its all good.
Kudos to Iowa on earning a BCS berth. But this game could have been broken up and Georgia Tech could have played Boise State and Iowa could have played in the Fiesta Bowl against TCU.
It is what it is. College football usually leaves us with more questions than answers. I mean, I'm still trying to figure out why the Cotton Bowl got thrown under the bus when the BCS system was created 10 years ago. But I guess that's a story for another day....
To be continued....
Photos courtesy of the AP
National championship image courtesy of espn.com