If you're a Bama fan, today's UT vs Alabama contest is one that you'd have to consider an instant classic.
As a UT fan, I don't consider it a classic. More a case of so many missed opportunities that it was painful and heartbreaking to watch us lose 6-3. The offense squandered two opportunities in the red zone including fumbling out of the back of the end zone, driving for the sure go-ahead touchdown with just under five minutes left to go. Ironically, I'd told my family that the game would be one of those stinking 6-3 heartbreakers as the second half began...and alas, I was proved correct. If I were our defense, I'd be pretty upset with the offense. Our defense went above and beyond yet again and the offense...well, we couldn't get out of our own way fast enough.
And I'm sick to death of the CBS love-in for every other team that's not UT. Did we need to see Todd Blackledge's damn cover on Sports Illustrated
from years ago? No, it was totally unnecessary. Blackledge keeps trying to be some kind of personality but he's just not suited for it. And I swear, I thought they loved Chris Leak, but apprently Todd's been cheating with his new mostest-favorite player EVER, Brody Croyle. The love fest for any team that isn't Tennessee just makes me want to drive down to Tuscaloosa and smack the CBS crew.
I mean, I'll give you that the JP crew games take eight hours to play, but at least they try to have a shred of objectivity in calling the game. Maybe CBS and ESPN might wanna give that a try....oh wait, they do. For anyone who's not Tennessee.
The only thing I can take any comfort in is that we could still get a bid to the Music City Bowl and I'd get to go to the bowl game....
But that's hollow consolation right now.
Also, I hate to say--but unless the annointed chosen two of USC or Texas loses, Bama could be the Auburn of this year--playing in the superior league and getting screwed by the polls and the BCS crap because USC and Texas play inferior schedules and in inferior conferences but were annoited by the media early as the two best teams in America. Sorry, but nothing I've seen from either team shows me they could go .500 in a real conference like the SEC.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/22/2005 07:06:00 PM