Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Boo-Hoo Boise

"The Broncos finished their season with a 13-0 record, a Fiesta Bowl trophy – and absolutely no chance of being the national champions.
Boise could be the only undefeated team in the country on Jan. 9 (if Ohio State loses to Florida), and they would watch the Gators celebrate and wonder, along with a lot of us, "what if?"
...And even if Ohio State caps a perfect season by beating the Gators, we still are left with a pair of unbeaten teams. Sure, the Buckeyes would be favored to dominate Boise State. But so were the Sooners." - Terry Bowden

"Turns out Florida was too good to be on the same field as Ohio State, and that Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith and the Buckeyes were the ones who weren't worthy.
..."Honestly, we've played a lot better teams than them," Florida defensive end Jarvis Moss said. "I could name four or five teams in the SEC that could probably compete with them and play the same type of game we did against them." - Yahoo!

"Call it an upset if you will. But the No. 2 Gators, earning the second crown in school history, did more than knock off the No. 1 Buckeyes. They overwhelmed them. They embarrassed them. They manhandled them." - Gerry Ahern

Boise state can complain all they want about how they are the only undefeated team in the NCAA, but the fact of the matter is that if they had played Florida, they would have been down 41-14 by the end of the 1st quarter.

A quick look at the Western Athletic Conference will show you how much of a joke the conference really is. Only 4 teams of the 9 team conference finished over .500. Most other conferences have all but a few teams over the midway mark, and in the SEC, out of the 12 teams in the conference, 8 of them finished over .500.

Boise State also played no teams in the top 25. Teams like Florida and even Ohio State played 4 ranked teams over the course of the season.

Florida beat undefeated over-dog Ohio State by 27 points. Boise beat 11-2 over-dog Oklahoma by one in overtime. The Broncos don't deserve the national title, so shut up.

As for Troy Smith, this embarrassment was yet another reason to wait on the Hiesman Trophy votes until AFTER the bowl games.

And why the Hell isn't LSU #2 after destroying Notre Dame with the same 41-14 score?