I disagree. LSU and Bama were essentially evenly matched in the first game. It took OT to decide a winner. In this game, LSU did not even come close to beating Bama. I would have liked to have seen someone else in the MNC game, but Bama won, so it's theirs.
But they played in Bama's house, thus LSU overcame much to beat Bama the first time. This second game wasn't close, as Bama's defense completely shut down LSU (similar to what Bud's D did to Meechigan...and would probably have won that game if Bizzaro Frank didn't make an appearence in the Sugar Bowl. When Bama kicked that third FG to go up 9-0 in the 1st half, I saw eerie similarities to our game with Meechigan, if Frank had decided to be the real Frank and take the easy three points like he normally did...especially when we have the lead and Bud's D is keeping our opponent down. I digress...lol)
Why would the winner of a championship game (i.e., a 2-team playoff) NOT be the MNC? You wouldn't apply this logic to any other sport. You wouldn't say that because North Carolina beat Duke in the regular season in basketball they are co-champs w/ Duke (who won the tournament), would you?
Well, prior to the BCS everyone complained that the top teams rarely faced each other head-to-head. The complaint was that it was difficult to compare two teams' resumes who hadn't played each other. That's why the BCS was formed. As soon as the BCS was formed, the format shifted from a season long resume-based crowning of a MNC to a 2-team playoff. As you know, the winner of a playoff IS the MNC.
When Bama kicked that third FG to go up 9-0 in the 1st half, I saw eerie similarities to our game with Meechigan, if Frank had decided to be the real Frank and take the easy three points like he normally did...especially when we have the lead and Bud's D is keeping our opponent down. I digress...lol)
Yep, I had that same thought. Saban coached that game like we all expect Beamer to. Take the points, trust the defense.
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