Sure, we as college football fans can choose to ignore a lot of things, but it’s hard to overlook the fact that the Auburn Tigers’ 22-19 victory over the Oregon Ducks marks the 5th straight BCS Championship for a team from the Southeastern Conference; a conference that now possesses 7 of the 13 Crystal Eggs awarded since the Bowl Championship Series’ inception back in 1998.
Here’s the breakdown:
1998: Tennessee (Beat Florida State 23-16)
2003: LSU (Beat Oklahoma 21-14)
2006: Florida (Beat Ohio State 41-14)
2007: LSU (Beat Ohio State 38-24)
2008: Florida (Beat Oklahoma 24-14)
2009: Alabama (Beat Texas 37-21)
2010: Auburn (Beat Oregon 22-19)
Now, considering there are five other conferences that are supposed to have a realistic shot at winning this thing — and the next best showing by any of them is the Big 12’s two Crystal Eggs — isn’t the SEC’s dominance of this party teetering on the precipice of preposterousness?
I wish I could say the absurdity of it all ended there, by merely looking at the actual champions, but it doesn’t. In fact, some of the SEC’s “misses” — within the context of its hits and intra-conference dynamics — actually add fuel to the fire…
Now with full motion pictures! Yeah, I know it seems we’re piling on at this point, but, on a hunch, I just happened to be over at You’re So Right, Carl. I also just happened to come across this video of a fan documenting his expedition to find the end of the seemingly endless queue of Bama faithful waiting to gaze upon the crystal egg representing their 8th, 13th, or 38th National Championship (depending on who you ask).
Make sure you make it to the end, because he starts to freak out a bit when he realizes he’s gonna be hangin’ out in Wal-Mart for awhile. Enjoy.
Thanks to Bustersports, Frumpzilla recently learned about Alabama’s intentions of displaying its BCS Title at the Tuscaloosa Walmart. My first thought, of course, was “My god, how fantastic would it be to snap some pics of that PR nightmare!”
Well, the magic of the camera phone, and the power of message boards (the message boards of jealous fanbases (Auburn, in this case)), has made my dream a reality. This first one is just a tease. Frump it here for several more…
Less than 3 hours from kickoff, so, though this particular Bama fan isn’t talking about the UT in question tonight, I think it’s safe to say he probably speaks for the entire Alabama fanbase when it comes to Tide Pride and their view of other programs in general (seriously, Alabama fans are some of the biggest haters around).