dead horse but i am still stunned nobody in the media slammed bama for not winning conf. i think they were the 2nd best team in the country but only reason they had a bid over Okie St was a preseason poll.
The media & talking heads (lead by Herbie) were too busy beatng up on us to do any bashing of Alabama.
In fact, one of the reasons we were bashed so heavily was to take the spotlight off Alabama. Since the end of the 1st Bama LSU game, espn had gotten on board for a rematch. In the end, rather than have other national talking heads and media talk about the Bama rematch and espn's continual drumbeat for the rematch, espn (with Herbie in the lead) jumped all over VT being picked by Sugar. A convienent distraction for espn. And if not us, espn would have tried to find another cause to take attention away from the LSU-Bama rematch.
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