I suppose if one must spend the day on the couch recovering from a cold, the least the universe could do for you is to provide seven hours of nonstop football to help pass the time.
It’s always fun to watch the Aggies lose. Not so much because I like Texas – I just like A&M a lot less. I guess it’s all right by me that Mack Brown is in a position to have his team play for the championship after so much Oklahoma-induced frustration, but speaking as a Rice fan, I don’t have that much sympathy for anyone else’s woes. Believe me, I know the feeling better than you do.
Normally, a Nebraska-Colorado matchup is bad news for me, since I don’t like either team, but it’s almost not as much fun hating the Cornhuskers these days. Almost. Thankfully, there were two factors that helped me tip the scales in this one: One, I always like to see a Big XII team get knocked out of their title game, and two, the classless display the Buff fans put on at the end. I think the refs should have been flagging CU for unsportsmanlike conduct after the second instance of debris-throwing, not that it would have mattered in the game. Hopefully, the jerks who injected themselves into the action will be caught and punished.
In the last minute or two, one of the ABC announcers said something like “I wonder what the bloggers will be saying now” about embattled Husker head coach Bill Callahan. Well, this blogger doesn’t really give a darn, but if Nebraska were to fire him two years after firing Frank Solich and deliberately going in an entirely different philosophical direction, it would be proof to me that they no longer care about winning. Let the guy get a senior class of his recruits, then judge him. Same is true for A&M’s Franchione, who is rumored to be headed to Kansas State. I can’t stand the guy, but three years ain’t enough time to judge him, and speaking as a taxpayer, eating $10 million of his contract isn’t exactly sound fiscal policy.
I’ll close with an evil thought: If UT stubs its toe in the Big XII title game, will that finally be enough to convince people that a playoff is necessary? Discuss.