While at work today, actually tuned away from the biased Fox News to watch the Peach Bowl.
It was 21-0 in the first half, and I could already sense we’re going to see an eight team playoff soon enough.
TCU came out gunning, looking to destroy the vaunted SEC team, and show the world … but especially The Committee, they had made a huge mistake. You know Mississippi was the only team that had beaten the Crimson Tide, and here’s TCU … snubbed by The Committee … burying Ole Miss with a 60-minute masterpiece. SEC apologists came out with their standard excuses of “(Name the SEC bowl team that doesn’t win) wasn’t really motivated by playing in a lesser bowl” and the like, but once that fanny started getting whipped, they didn’t fight back. The result? A 42-3 hide-tanning. They made Ole Miss’s kids look like kids.
I’m sorry folks, I’m starting to get the sense not all these SEC teams are cracked up to be what we’ve been led to believe. Notre Dame beat LSU yesterday. Mississippi State is in a real tussle with Georgia Tech. Two run-of-the-mill Big 12 teams entered the SEC and at least competed, producing two division titlists (Missouri) and a record-breaking, Heisman Trophy winner (Manziel).
And please stop the “S-E-C” chants. Come on, a team your favorite team hates all year long and you’re going to pretend you’re a fan? Pathetic bandwagoning.
Anyway, that TCU team in the Peach Bowl could have beaten anyone in the nation today. It would have been interesting to see them play any one of the top four. Ohio State had better perform against the Tide. If they get drilled, there might be a discussion of how The Committee are a bunch of political hacks playing favorites. Which they are. Please, an eight team playoff as soon as humanly possible.
One more cheap shot for 2014: These bowl games are ridiculously hard to predict, which is why we don’t. Check out the SI expert predictions. Like seven of eight staff members predicted Arizona to defeat Boise State, which didn’t happen. Or seven of eight picked North Carolina over Rutgers, which went horribly wrong. How about seven of eight picking Cincinnati over Va Tech?
Matchups, people. Matchups.