BCS National Championship Game Live Thread

Time To See Who Splits The National Championship With Boise State [BCS Championship Live Thread]

1/7/10 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5229 respect


Tonight wraps up the NCAA Football season, with the BCS National Championship game between powerhouses Alabama and Texas. The game starts at 8:00 pm EST on ABC, and it should be a solid game between the two best teams in the country. Aside from undefeated Boise State, of course. But we won't go there for now. Let's just say Boise State has a share of the championship in my book.

64% of you picked Alabama to pick up the win. If that happens, it would mark the 4th straight year that an SEC team won it. The last non-SEC team to win? Texas, in January of 2006 in that legendary matchup against USC. Another interesting streak is that the #2 team has won 4 years in a row. Texas is that team this year, with Alabama being ranked #1.

If you're watching the game, chat it up here with us tonight. Give us your predictions, your hopes, and your always entertaining analysis. And as always, enjoy the game!
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1/11/10   |   vantiffin52   |   1054 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:
The debate would be over if they played teams other than those pre-ordained by a broken system, since most of these players were 8 or 9 they have been in championships decided by playoffs, Pee Wee, Pop Warner, High School, all other subdivisions of college football and the pros have championships decided by playoffs, but this 1 exception, Alabama might well be the best team in the NCAA, I just wish it truly had been tested.

Tested?  Alabama beat this season..............the number 7 team(VT), Ole Miss(10), LSU(8), Florida(1), and Texas(2)!  So, using that logic, who haven't they played?  I'd say they were GREATLY tested, and passed every exam with flying colors.  14-0, and 26-2 the past two seasons is stuff of greatness in the arguably toughest conference in America!               Roll Tide!

1/11/10   |   vantiffin52   |   1054 respect

celticfc411 wrote:
Yup. I still want a playoff. On any given day, who knows. And since we're talking, Mr. Nostradamus, I want the Powerball numbers for the next 3 big drawings.

People, c'mon. There is nothing transitive in football. Who beat who last week doesn't foretell anything. Would 'Bama beat Boise St? Maybe. Maybe not. I have the feeling that you're the same person who wrote them off against Oklahoma a few years ago, and against TCU this year, and probably thought Utah had no chance against Alabama last year.

Hell...even  Auburn almost took out Alabama this year

Key phrase is ALMOST........................no ALMOST victories in football.  Either you win with or with out your best players or you lose with or without them.  At the end of the game, Alabama was 16 points better than Texas and STILL undefeated.  The crystal football now resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Kudos to coach Brown and Texas for making it a game and playing with alot of grit.  For the Ingram bashers, 116 yards, 2 TD's to go along with 109 yards, 2 TD's for Richardson, and Ingram was the offensive MVP.  Kid runs like the Energizer Bunny.......he keeps going, and going, and going..............................Roll Tide!

1/10/10   |   willscout   |   32 respect

Yeah, them and Cincy               LMAO

1/10/10   |   willscout   |   32 respect

Pat wrote:
This is indeed true. It was made clear that it wasn't Colt's decision. The choice was made by Mack Brown, Colt's father, and the team doctors.

I could see the trainers making the decision but his father deciding? If daddy had a say in it than Colt would have. Hes an adult. I think people may have been having a Sam Bradford moment.

1/10/10   |   willscout   |   32 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:
That's the point, who knows who'd they play in a real championship game?  Ohio State?  A rematch with Florida, TCU?  Iowa, what if BYU got hot and got there; see that's the whole point, the teams would decide who was in the championship game.  If you played in HS imagine winning your district or your conference but were told you weren't going to state, instead you were to play another team that  wasn't going to state, but it would be a nice trip and there would be plenty of pageantry and a gift bag but no you won't play for your state championship, if you are any kind of competitor that has to burn you deep down inside. 

I agree. However, just because you are at the top of your conference doesnt automaticly mean your at the top of NCAA football. Your HS analogy actually hits home. Our local HS went undefeated this year (won district) and were CRUSHED in the first round of the playoffs as were two other undefeated teams. A "real" playoff system would be complicated. I just think if it came down to who is the best in college football versus whos the best by conference for the big games teams like TCU, Boise, Cincy etc would be out in the first rounds of elimination. Well, that is if it was designed to find the best in the NCAA instead of matching up the best of the conferences. What if the two best teams were in the same conference? How would the BCS or even a playoff system adress that? Thats all i'm saying.

1/10/10   |   willscout   |   32 respect

tpowell25 wrote:
I might be wrong, but didn't McCoy want to continue?  I thought Mack Brown made the call that he couldn't play.

I thought they said that McCoy and his dad discussed it with the trainers and he (McCoy Sr.) decided it was best he did not return. Like I said, when you stand to gain or possibly lose that much you reevaluate your priorities. After the game they talked to Colt and he seemed to be distancing himself from the loss. I'm sure its nothing more than my imagination but it looked odd the way it all went down.

1/8/10   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

tpowell25 wrote:
I might be wrong, but didn't McCoy want to continue?  I thought Mack Brown made the call that he couldn't play.

This is indeed true. It was made clear that it wasn't Colt's decision. The choice was made by Mack Brown, Colt's father, and the team doctors.

1/8/10   |   tpowell25   |   1627 respect

willscout wrote:
Yeah probably. It just seemed strange that a guy they say is the ultimate competitor just stopped like that. Big NFL future probably changes the way you look at things

I might be wrong, but didn't McCoy want to continue?  I thought Mack Brown made the call that he couldn't play.

1/8/10   |   willscout   |   32 respect

celticfc411 wrote:
Yeah, it wasn't a "football" type hit that you might think. But, the shoulder is a fragile area, and the right hit at the wrong angle is all it takes. As far as the x-ray being negative, I'm not a medical expert, but wouldn't it take an MRI instead to determine muscle/tissue/ligament damage?

Yeah probably. It just seemed strange that a guy they say is the ultimate competitor just stopped like that. Big NFL future probably changes the way you look at things

1/8/10   |   willscout   |   32 respect

CowboyFan1 wrote:
How bout you take the hit and lets see .....lol

It doesnt matter if I can take that hit Im not the one claiming to be some hot shot QB. Even if it was a big hit he has to be able to take it. Do you think the monsters in the NFL are gonna go easy on him?

1/8/10   |   Beaneaters   |   17676 respect

SEC rocks!

1/8/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3293 respect

BigTone2475 wrote:

If it was one or two titles I would agree with you, but 6-0, 6 out of 12, 4 in a row, 5 out of the last 7, and with 4 different teams, that is pure dominance no matter what the system is.

And could just as easily be 0-6, 0 out of 12, 0 in a row, 0 out of the last 7, and with 4 different teams all going out in the first or second round of a playoff...

I'm not saying it's likely, but with what we have now, yes, that is what happened. It's not necessarily a measure of "dominance" because of a win over another team that were/are always going to be chosen to be in.

1/8/10   |   BigTone2475   |   326 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:
The debate would be over if they played teams other than those pre-ordained by a broken system, since most of these players were 8 or 9 they have been in championships decided by playoffs, Pee Wee, Pop Warner, High School, all other subdivisions of college football and the pros have championships decided by playoffs, but this 1 exception, Alabama might well be the best team in the NCAA, I just wish it truly had been tested.

If it was one or two titles I would agree with you, but 6-0, 6 out of 12, 4 in a row, 5 out of the last 7, and with 4 different teams, that is pure dominance no matter what the system is.

1/8/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

(Edited by elevenbravo138again)

That's the point, who knows who'd they play in a real championship game?  Ohio State?  A rematch with Florida, TCU?  Iowa, what if BYU got hot and got there; see that's the whole point, the teams would decide who was in the championship game.  If you played in HS imagine winning your district or your conference but were told you weren't going to state, instead you were to play another team that  wasn't going to state, but it would be a nice trip and there would be plenty of pageantry and a gift bag but no you won't play for your state championship, if you are any kind of competitor that has to burn you deep down inside. 

1/8/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

BigTone2475 wrote:
Congrats to Bama!!

SEC BABY!! 6-0 in BCS title games, 4 in a row, 5 out of the last 7, 6 out of twelve BCS titles, 4 different teams.
The debate is over!! 

The debate would be over if they played teams other than those pre-ordained by a broken system, since most of these players were 8 or 9 they have been in championships decided by playoffs, Pee Wee, Pop Warner, High School, all other subdivisions of college football and the pros have championships decided by playoffs, but this 1 exception, Alabama might well be the best team in the NCAA, I just wish it truly had been tested.

1/8/10   |   BigTone2475   |   326 respect

Congrats to Bama!!

SEC BABY!! 6-0 in BCS title games, 4 in a row, 5 out of the last 7, 6 out of twelve BCS titles, 4 different teams.
The debate is over!! 

1/8/10   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

Well, that's a wrap for me

Congrats to Alabama. As for Texas, if it can't be Pitt or Vandy, then it might as well be the Longhorns. I think Gilbert makes it back for his senior season.

And last, for Colt McCoy...Dude you have my utmost respect. You represented your school well on and off the field, and you seem pretty grounded in your personal life. I wish it could have ended in a better way. Best of luck in the NFL, and regardless of the team you end up with (even the Cowboys), I think you've earned yourself a fan.

1/8/10   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

willscout wrote:
That "hit" McCoy took didnt seem to be anything at all and the medical staff said they didnt see anything on the x-rays. Hmmmm..............best to jump from a sinking ship rather than being sucked under by it.

How bout you take the hit and lets see .....lol

1/8/10   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

As we all keep hearing there will be NO playoff system...sadly

1/8/10   |   idahoproducer   |   130 respect

wrote:
Nothing a playoff wouldn't solve.

Regardless..Congrats to every young man that played their heart out this season, in the hopes of "being somebody".
All ya'll are the "real "somebodies..not the overpaid spoiled brats you will eventually have the opportunity to  become!

Can't wait for next year!

Well said Ms. Andi !!! 

1/8/10   |   willscout   |   32 respect

jjh8857 wrote:
And you people want a Playoff.  Bama would destroy Boise in an absolutely unwatchable game.  Please!

A real unbiased playoff system would put a stop to all this "Boisinatti" nonsense. Just ask Hawaii about being recognized for having an undefeated season.

1/8/10   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:
I wonder if McCoy has a bit of nerve damage?  I hope it is just an AC sprain.

Gotta be, if it feels (or doesn't feel, maybe) the way he described

1/8/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

celticfc411 wrote:
Yup. I still want a playoff. On any given day, who knows. And since we're talking, Mr. Nostradamus, I want the Powerball numbers for the next 3 big drawings.

People, c'mon. There is nothing transitive in football. Who beat who last week doesn't foretell anything. Would 'Bama beat Boise St? Maybe. Maybe not. I have the feeling that you're the same person who wrote them off against Oklahoma a few years ago, and against TCU this year, and probably thought Utah had no chance against Alabama last year.

Hell...even  Auburn almost took out Alabama this year

Let the church say amen!

1/8/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

I wonder if McCoy has a bit of nerve damage?  I hope it is just an AC sprain.

1/8/10   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

jjh8857 wrote:
And you people want a Playoff.  Bama would destroy Boise in an absolutely unwatchable game.  Please!

Yup. I still want a playoff. On any given day, who knows. And since we're talking, Mr. Nostradamus, I want the Powerball numbers for the next 3 big drawings.

People, c'mon. There is nothing transitive in football. Who beat who last week doesn't foretell anything. Would 'Bama beat Boise St? Maybe. Maybe not. I have the feeling that you're the same person who wrote them off against Oklahoma a few years ago, and against TCU this year, and probably thought Utah had no chance against Alabama last year.

Hell...even  Auburn almost took out Alabama this year

1/8/10   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

I have a right to my opinion.....seeya

1/8/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

I reason the UT WRs have struggled, Gilbert throws th ball much harder than McCoy, I think with experience he'll be a very good QB.

1/8/10   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

Ingram got the Heisman Colt got player of the Year...

1/8/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Correction Brent, a Rhodes scholarship candidate.

1/8/10   |   jjh8857   |   322 respect

And you people want a Playoff.  Bama would destroy Boise in an absolutely unwatchable game.  Please!

1/8/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

idahoproducer wrote:
I know it is odd, but I've seen Colt play for a few years.
The guy is not a puss

True but the Gilbert kid and Richardson to me look even more like future pro stars down the line than McCoy and Ingram.

1/8/10   |   willscout   |   32 respect

It just seems like he would be fighting to get in the game but I guess when you are looking at an NFL career like he is you dont chance anything

1/8/10   |   Beaneaters   |   17676 respect

Woohoo!

1/8/10   |   idahoproducer   |   130 respect

Sabin just got pellted with the Gatorade.
 
I don't care how he reacts.. That had to hurt

1/8/10   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:
Mark Sr. is hopefully not only able to see the game but to avoid a celebratory shanking.

If your login name didn't give it away, that kinda comment sure would. Harsh, but yes I laughed

1/8/10   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

(Edited by CowboyFan1)

Congrats...Bama finally won against Texas

from what I saw of all the teams Boise is the best.

1/8/10   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

Oh well...I'm glad to see that Texas turned it into a game. Congrats to Alabama, although for me at least it will always be a bit of a "what could have been" game. I'm interested to see what Gilbert might be able to do, and I don't think this will be his only time in a BCS title game.

I really do feel for McCoy though, and I hope he goes on to have a good professional career. Tough player, and a good one, and it's a shame he wasn't able to play through it.

1/8/10   |   idahoproducer   |   130 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:
Mark Sr. is hopefully not only able to see the game but to avoid a celebratory shanking.

Bill C Ladies and Gentlemen.. He's here all week..  
Please don't forget to tip your waiter

1/8/10   |   willscout   |   32 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:
Mark Sr. is hopefully not only able to see the game but to avoid a celebratory shanking.

DAAAAAAAAAAAANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was cold LMAO

1/7/10   |   idahoproducer   |   130 respect

willscout wrote:
Just seems odd, they showed the play from several angles. Nobody really hit him and he was actually sitting on top of a Bama player when it was over. He never hit the turf, gets up and starts walking around then suddenly his shoulder is hanging. After halftime the statement from the trainers was everything negative and probably a strain. Just seems wierd.  OOOOH touchdown BAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know it is odd, but I've seen Colt play for a few years.
The guy is not a puss

1/7/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Mark Sr. is hopefully not only able to see the game but to avoid a celebratory shanking.

1/7/10   |   idahoproducer   |   130 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:
Anyone other than me think that the Heisman winner and runner-up might have replacements who may be better pros than they'll be?

I'm totally begrugged for bringing up his name, but seriously, of the QB's
on the Heisman line this year, McCoy Gerhard and TT, who was the big time performer?
And, who won their game. Alabama proved a better team in the SEC final,
but TT can play some serious college ball, and you would have to consider
him to be a clutch pressure player. 

1/7/10   |   willscout   |   32 respect

idahoproducer wrote:
Wow... That's a heavy statement.   I doubt he's ducking this game.
Can't wait for the post game reaction and report

Just seems odd, they showed the play from several angles. Nobody really hit him and he was actually sitting on top of a Bama player when it was over. He never hit the turf, gets up and starts walking around then suddenly his shoulder is hanging. After halftime the statement from the trainers was everything negative and probably a strain. Just seems wierd.  OOOOH touchdown BAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/7/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Almost like he was being paid to blow the analysis.

1/7/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Well just as Herbstreit was tossing kudos at the UT line.

1/7/10   |   leehower   |   5 respect

If the Longhorns hold Alabama to a FG, the freshman QB will still have a shot to score TD and tie the game...

1/7/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Anyone other than me think that the Heisman winner and runner-up might have replacements who may be better pros than they'll be?

1/7/10   |   idahoproducer   |   130 respect

Ballgame

1/7/10   |   idahoproducer   |   130 respect

3:14 remaining... Here we go

1/7/10   |   idahoproducer   |   130 respect

willscout wrote:
That "hit" McCoy took didnt seem to be anything at all and the medical staff said they didnt see anything on the x-rays. Hmmmm..............best to jump from a sinking ship rather than being sucked under by it.

Wow... That's a heavy statement.   I doubt he's ducking this game.
Can't wait for the post game reaction and report

1/7/10   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

willscout wrote:
Just seems odd, they showed the play from several angles. Nobody really hit him and he was actually sitting on top of a Bama player when it was over. He never hit the turf, gets up and starts walking around then suddenly his shoulder is hanging. After halftime the statement from the trainers was everything negative and probably a strain. Just seems wierd.  OOOOH touchdown BAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Edited by celticfc411)

Yeah, it wasn't a "football" type hit that you might think. But, the shoulder is a fragile area, and the right hit at the wrong angle is all it takes. As far as the x-ray being negative, I'm not a medical expert, but wouldn't it take an MRI instead to determine muscle/tissue/ligament damage?

1/7/10   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

Yup...Shipley acted like he was paid to drop that one.

1/7/10   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

willscout wrote:
That "hit" McCoy took didnt seem to be anything at all and the medical staff said they didnt see anything on the x-rays. Hmmmm..............best to jump from a sinking ship rather than being sucked under by it.

Good lord the stupid is really starting to fly thick in this thread

1/7/10   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

Pat wrote:
The Texas WR's have been dropping passes like they're getting paid to throw the game, and the Texas D has had no answer whatsoever for Alabama's running game. Sorry, but McCoy's not the difference in this game.

Did you not see the 3rd quarter? Alabama generated 3 yards of offense. Three. You might wanna check your TV and make sure it's getting the same game I am.

1/7/10   |   willscout   |   32 respect

That "hit" McCoy took didnt seem to be anything at all and the medical staff said they didnt see anything on the x-rays. Hmmmm..............best to jump from a sinking ship rather than being sucked under by it.

1/7/10   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

celticfc411 wrote:
Pat, that's pretty much the dumbest thing I've heard you say (or saw you type...) As I sit here watching the game...Alabama's offense hasn't been anything special at all, and Texas has left a lot of points on the field. Regardless of what you may wish, this wasn't a game decided before kick-off, and it might not be over now

The Texas WR's have been dropping passes like they're getting paid to throw the game, and the Texas D has had no answer whatsoever for Alabama's running game. Sorry, but McCoy's not the difference in this game.

1/7/10   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

Another potential threadjack...I know the SEC was terrible this year (as far as officiating goes). But that Pitt Cincy game was about the only time I've been happy to see the officials get stuff thrown at them as they left the field

Anyways, the Texas fans have won a lot of my respect tonite. Them and their defense

1/7/10   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

Who let the Big East officiating crew into the game?

1/7/10   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

celticfc411...so very true...points were left on the field by TEXAS...I at least can see the truth for what it is...Ingram hasn't been all that either.

1/7/10   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

Pat wrote:
You just happened to be the last comment when I checked on the thread. Trust me, I don't single anyone out. I just read the comments and give my thoughts.

READ EM....AND AGAIN WHATEVER

1/7/10   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

Pat, that's pretty much the dumbest thing I've heard you say (or saw you type...) As I sit here watching the game...Alabama's offense hasn't been anything special at all, and Texas has left a lot of points on the field. Regardless of what you may wish, this wasn't a game decided before kick-off, and it might not be over now

1/7/10   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

CowboyFan1 wrote:
gee pat again you single me out....other said the same...it would different if colt was in...so I say to you WHATEVER.....LOL

You just happened to be the last comment when I checked on the thread. Trust me, I don't single anyone out. I just read the comments and give my thoughts.

1/7/10   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

Pat wrote:
There's nothing hollow about the win. That's foolish to even think that. Alabama knows they were the better team, regardless. And anyone watching the game could see that as well. With or without McCoy.

gee pat again you single me out....other said the same...it would different if colt was in...so I say to you WHATEVER.....LOL

1/7/10   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

CowboyFan1 wrote:
Sad to say we all here in Texas saw the game end with Colt.  Tide will go onto win...rather a hollow win,not against our best;but a win is a win.

There's nothing hollow about the win. That's foolish to even think that. Alabama knows they were the better team, regardless. And anyone watching the game could see that as well. With or without McCoy.

1/7/10   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

Sad to say we all here in Texas saw the game end with Colt.  Tide will go onto win...rather a hollow win,not against our best;but a win is a win.

1/7/10   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

wrote:
Nawh I am a Florida fan and they called it almost right..Florida did not deserve to be here. Just think that Boise or TCU should have had a shot.
and, like I said, :"IF" Colt wasnt out, things would be different ~sighs!

We can completely hijack this thread with the TCU/Boise/playoff thing. But I agree

And I think over time there's going to be some Alabama fans wishing McCoy never got hurt. Because now, no matter what, it's a "what if" game, and with a player of that importance, the questions will never disappear

1/7/10   |   Flone87   |   6 respect

 Can anyone explain to me on the 1st drive of Texas'..why, with offsetting penalties, (illegal formation on UT,Personal foul on Bama) the ball was  moved back to the 3 or 4 yardline from the 1 yardline? 

1/7/10   |   celticfc411   |   51 respect

Cue all the Florida fans arguing that this game should have been a rematch of the SEC title game...

1/7/10   |   Flone87   |   6 respect

 Seriously, are we really seeing the 2 best teams playing for the National Championship? Another pathetic ending to the college football season. And what in God's earth was Texas thinking? Calling a timeout so you can throw a pick six? And you were getting the ball in the 2nd half...

1/7/10   |   Beaneaters   |   17676 respect

I could sit back and watch McElroy hand the ball to Ingram and Richardson all night long.

1/7/10   |   Scott   |   51998 respect

Dumb, dumb, dumb play call by the Longhorns... pick 6 for the Crimson Tide... the BCS championship game is turning into a blowout

1/7/10   |   TheBigThree   |   1 respect

TheBigThree wrote:
Arenas may have just prevented a shootout.

This could be fun.

For reasons regarding the last name of Texas' second-stringer only, BTW. Arenas is a football fixture regardless of his familial connections to the Gilbert of Wizards fame. But this Garrett Gilbert just made the night spectacular in so many ways.

1/7/10   |   TheBigThree   |   1 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Arenas shot down that last Texas drive.

Arenas may have just prevented a shootout.

This could be fun.

1/7/10   |   Scott   |   51998 respect

Alabama running the ball right down the field against the Longhorns.  Texas D needs to make a play to keep the Longhorns in this game

1/7/10   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

TheBigThree wrote:
Gilbert Arenas.

Arenas shot down that last Texas drive.

1/7/10   |   TheBigThree   |   1 respect

Gilbert Arenas.

1/7/10   |   Scott   |   51998 respect

I think this game might be over

1/7/10   |   Beaneaters   |   17676 respect

WTF

1/7/10   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Mack Brown, on the other hand, needs to realize he HAS to throw the ball. I know Colt's out, and he's scared to throw Garrett Gilbert right into the fire like that, but they're not going to be able to run on Bama. They have to throw.

1/7/10   |   idahoproducer   |   130 respect

I wonder if the question now will
be if McCoy can take a hit in the NFL??

1/7/10   |   Beaneaters   |   17676 respect

Pat wrote:
Nick Saban is outcoaching himself right now. He needs to stick with what got him here. Play smart, conservative football, and run the damn ball. It's that easy.

 outta respects, sorry. You are right, it is that easy. He'll figure it out.

1/7/10   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Nick Saban is outcoaching himself right now. He needs to stick with what got him here. Play smart, conservative football, and run the damn ball. It's that easy.

1/7/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

McElroy spending more time on his a@@ then his feet.

1/7/10   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

I don't know if I like the short kick strategy by Texas.

1/7/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

(Edited by Joe_L)

Texas offense stalls again, settle for another field goal 6-0  Texas leads.
To big of a game to keep kicking field goals, these will soon be coming back to haunt Texas.

1/7/10   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

TheBigThree wrote:
Josh Groban ... and Flea.

Unity, FTW.

1/7/10   |   Scott   |   51998 respect

Hunter Lawrence... en fuego

1/7/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Bama fumbles the kickoff Texas ball on the 30.

1/7/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Texas offense stalls, settle for a field goal 3-0 Texas
Colt McCoy heading to the locker room.

1/7/10   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Tremendous starting QB of a Big 12 team goes down with a shoulder injury in a big game and a never used freshman comes in and a drive stalls at the goaline.....that is creepily familiar. 

1/7/10   |   Scott   |   51998 respect

Flipped the game over just in time to see Colt McCoy out with a possible shoulder injury.  Not the way Longhorns envisioned this game starting I'm sure

1/7/10   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

wrote:
LAST CHANCE FOR AN AVATAR BET! Going once.... Going twice.......

Pffff... no one wants to see that movie...

1/7/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Nice punt INT Bama.

1/7/10   |   Beaneaters   |   17676 respect

Bama takes the flip. It is on.

1/7/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3293 respect

Save some of those fireworks for the ending...jeez.

1/7/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3293 respect

Josh Groban and Flea for the Anthem? Pretty odd couple..

1/7/10   |   TheBigThree   |   1 respect

Josh Groban ... and Flea.

Unity, FTW.

1/7/10   |   tpowell25   |   1627 respect

Roll Tide Roll!!

That might be the last you hear from me for a while.  I'm about to be cussing and throwing stuff all over the house for 4 hours.

1/7/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

THE_Smoot wrote:
Why did I call 55-41 Alabama? I have nein idea.

1/7/10   |   THE_Smoot   |   70 respect

Why did I call 55-41 Alabama? I have nein idea.

1/7/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Mark May and those glasses.

1/7/10   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

TheBigThree wrote:
Goo Goo Dolls at the tailgate?  Seriously?  Did Dizzy Up the Girl just come out or something?  There's a certain lack of authenticity that accompanies an adult contemporary band jamming it up before a game between ALABAMA and TEXAS.  This isn't "The Today Show".

Texas is better than Florida.  I don't know if Texas is better than Alabama.  But I do know that Texas comes into this thing riding the wave of luck, and Alabama just went postal on the nation's top team in a de facto national semifinal.  That's the setup for Holtz's argument.  Mine runs to the contrary.

27-17 Tide in a game that should've had a wider margin.

Yeah, Eve 6 could not get anyone to take their shift at Blockbuster.

1/7/10   |   TheBigThree   |   1 respect

Goo Goo Dolls at the tailgate?  Seriously?  Did Dizzy Up the Girl just come out or something?  There's a certain lack of authenticity that accompanies an adult contemporary band jamming it up before a game between ALABAMA and TEXAS.  This isn't "The Today Show".

Texas is better than Florida.  I don't know if Texas is better than Alabama.  But I do know that Texas comes into this thing riding the wave of luck, and Alabama just went postal on the nation's top team in a de facto national semifinal.  That's the setup for Holtz's argument.  Mine runs to the contrary.

27-17 Tide in a game that should've had a wider margin.

1/7/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

wrote:
I hate the end of NCAA FB season.

Anyway..28-23 ROLL TIDE!

  - for the end of NCAA season
- picking the Tide. LOL

1/7/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

27-24 Longhorns

1/7/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3293 respect

24-21 Longhorns.