…you can take care of that, Russ.
This is the year of “Any Given Saturday.” Parity is taking hold on our glorious game, and soon we’ll be celebrating National Championships won by a team with an 8-5 record. Unless of course everyone just starts scheduling like Michigan (sucks!), and beats their cupcakes.
Here’s how we see it all…
25 (tie)) Everybody else.
In a world where South Florida is considered a top team, and people are talking about a NC run for a first year coach at BC, and Ty Willingham nearly beats a Southern Cal that then goes to lose to a 40-point dog in Stanford, it’s the only rational way to look at things. Anyone can beat anyone, except for LSU. They withstood an attack of the Turtle and The Timmy!, and played with a gilded set of brass balls the size of Jupiter about which epic poems will be written noting the tendency of stunning SEC sirens wearing starchy, flat-billed hats to worship those balls. They’re #1, and, really, nothing else matters. And even then, the Tigers still have some glaring problems as a football team. So it wont surprise us at all when everyone is ranked #1 next week. Or maybe we should rank everyone #26. I’m so confused.
Is this better for college football? Is the near-total lack of a real juggernaut a fair price for a more “competitive” football landscape? Has a competitive college football program become a commodity?