Recappin’ the Championship Weekend with a lil’ attitude…
The Undisputed Champions of the SEC
LSU didn’t back down from a fight all season, or the pre-season for that matter. The Tigers beat the last 3 national champions, the Pac-12 Champion and the BCS Representative from the Big East. It was probably the experience and the confidence gained from navigating that unnecessarily dangerous schedule that allowed LSU to remain calm despite trailing Georgia by double digits in a dome packed full of Dawgs. LSU spotted Georgia 10 points then went on to score 42 straight.
Georgia had the two most important ingredients needed for a major upset: A hot start and a rowdy crowd. Todd Grantham’s defense held LSU to 12 offensive yards in the 1st half. 12 yards? That dismal number brings to mind Harry Doyle from the film Major League. “1 hit?” We spent more time watching Pitbull rap about Dr. Pepper than we did watching LSU’s offense. Georgia played an inspired first half of football and still only managed to hold a 3-point lead, thanks to the Honey Badger.
Tryann Mathieu saw the game slipping away and decided to take over, “He doesn’t give a shit.” Mathieu had 119 punt return yards including the 62-yard TD, which might have been his 2nd best return of the game. He flipped the script and turned a potential upset into a Jordan Jefferson caliber beat down. I don’t think the Honey Badger will win the Heisman Trophy, but he would get my vote. Without Trent Richardson is Alabama’s record any different? Without the Tryann Mathieu, I’m not sure if LSU would have won the SEC Championship game.
Georgia fans, don’t complain about Mathieu not crossing the goal line. Complain about the decision to punt the ball to him in the first place. Think of it this way; you don’t have to worry about overdosing on Heroin if you never do Heroin. If you try Heroin, there is a strong chance you’ll eventually overdose. Opposing coaches should think of Tryann Mathieu as Heroin. Just say no, dummies, and punt the ball into the crowd.
I told you there was going to be a rematch. The system got it right. The two best teams in the country are playing for the championship. If you are unhappy with the rematch, don’t blame Alabama. It’s not their fault that…
Oklahoma State Blew It
T. Boone Pickens said on Twitter after Oklahoma State’s victory over Oklahoma, “If we don’t get in the BCS, I’m not kidding you, if I have the power to do it, I’m gonna have an investigation.” Good news, Boone, you’re in the BCS… you just aren’t in the Championship game.
T. Bone, can I call you T. Bone? I’ll save you the trouble of an investigation, because the reason Oklahoma State isn’t playing in the BCS Championship Game is very simple; THEY LOST TO IOWA STATE!!!
It’s that simple, bud. The loss to Iowa State is a terrible, unacceptable, championship hopes killing loss. If a team that lost to Iowa State went on to play in the BCS Championship game then they would really need to blow up the system entirely. It would be broken. Alabama lost to the #1 team in the country. Oklahoma State lost to a team that went 3-6 in the Big 12. Take the money you would’ve spent on the investigation and put it towards some windmills. By the way, stop hiding behind a tragic plane crash, it’s disgusting.
A-Team: Championship Week
The Honey Badger – CB, PR, LSU – This was his other return.
Brad Wing – Punter, LSU – Brad Wing might be better at his position than anyone else in college football is at theirs.
What They Meant to Say
“So you’re telling me that smoking a synthetic version of a drug that should be legal to begin with is the biggest reason I’m not going to win the Heisman Trophy?” – Tryann Mathieu, CB LSU
“The reality is that our 3 point loss to LSU is a bigger accomplishment than winning the Big 12.” – Nick Saban, Head Coach, Alabama
“This team was good because the defense was great, so pay me. In fact, step up and do the right thing and make me the head coach now instead of letting Richt waste next season. I’ll win the National Championship, knock up a cheerleader, and Mark can get the job back the next year. We all win.” – Todd Grantham, Defensive Coordinator, Georgia