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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 08:43 PM
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It's official: No. 1 Bama vs. No. 2 Texas for BCS title
TCU, Cincy, Boise St. also unbeaten, but not in national championship game
The Associated Press

updated 8:12 p.m. ET, Sun., Dec . 6, 2009

Alabama and Texas get to play in a national title game. For TCU, Cincinnati and Boise State, the math doesnt quite add up but they still get a spot in a BCS bowl.

The quirky, often imperfect method of choosing a national champion succeeded Sunday in matching top-ranked Alabama against No. 2 Texas in the BCS championship a Jan. 7 game between undefeated teams that will bring together Heisman Trophy hopefuls Colt McCoy of the Longhorns and Mark Ingram of the Crimson Tide.

And, of course, it also produced plenty for the little guys to get upset about.

No. 3 TCU, No. 4 Cincinnati and No. 6 Boise State also finished undefeated. All three were included in the BCS, but none will play for the title, which will renew the annual debate about college footballs way of determining the best team in the land.

If we were going to talk about fairness, the first thing wed do is destroy that whole structure, said Jay Coakley, a sociology professor who authored the textbook, Sport In Society: Issues and Controversies. Thats the least fair thing in all of college sports. It doesnt even pretend to be fair.

Seeking its first national title since 1992, Alabama opens as a 3-point favorite for the game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Thats the place where Vince Young almost singlehandedly led Texas to a victory over Southern California in 2006 to claim the national title.

The other BCS matchups: Oregon against Ohio State in the Rose Bowl; Iowa against Georgia Tech in the Orange; Florida against Cincinnati in the Sugar and TCU against Boise State in the Fiesta.

Were here to prove a point, TCU coach Gary Patterson said after his teams fate was announced. I voted for us No. 2 in polls today when we voted. We believe we have a great football team and were out to show we could be the No. 1 team in the nation.

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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 10:52 PM
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1. Damn it! It was bad enough to have had to root for Bama over Florida, but now
to have to do it again to beat Texas! AARrrrggghhhhh!!!!!

Georgia better get their crap together for next year because this year it wasn't worth my Saturdays to watch the girls play.
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