Saturday, November 5, 2011

No LSU-Alabama rematch

I know the SEC thinks college football revolves around them like the universe around the sun or TV cameras around the Kardashians, but I think I speak for the rest of us:

No LSU-Alabama rematch in the BCS championship game.

It was an incredible defensive battle between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams on Earth tonight but let’s be real. We crave offense like smart phones and the Tigers and Tide, with two weeks to prepare for each other, looked too offensively challenged.

Alabama had the best player on the field, one of best in the country, and he didn’t come close to scoring a touchdown. The Crimson Tide had two place kickers and neither could kick a field goal for his life.

And LSU’s best offensive weapon in the game of the century was arguably its punter.

I’m all for LSU being in the national championship game but it needs an opponent with a contrasting style as an opponent: Oklahoma State, Stanford, even Boise State.