Archive for Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hey Missouri, stop pouting and win

December 11, 2008

How many more chances are the Missouri Tigers going to get to beat Oklahoma for the Big 12 Conference championship?

Just like last year, the game ended in a blowout.

It was really no contest as the Sooners, who are about to play for the national championship, won the league title with ease. As I have stated before, since I can’t see to watch television, I listen to many hours of sports radio talk shows, and I got a little disgusted listening all week to people whining about why Texas didn’t play Missouri for the Big 12 title. One talk show host said Oklahoma could probably beat Missouri eight out of 10 games, but I can’t figure out how the Tigers could win two out of 10. Why blame Oklahoma for getting the decision over Texas to play in the title game? Oklahoma didn’t make the rules. Everyone in the Big 12 agreed to them. You can’t pick and choose to enforce a rule only when it works in your favor.

Either way, I believe the BCS made the right choice in ranking Oklahoma as the better team to break the three-way tie. Texas was good down the stretch, but Oklahoma was flat-out dominant. The Sooners scored 60 or more points in four straight games — and then set an NCAA record when they did it for a fifth time against Missouri. If schools are not satisfied with the system of breaking a tie, they should have their university president make an attempt to get the system changed. If not, quit pouting.

I have stated before during the past four or five years that in my opinion the BCS committee does a fine job in ranking the teams. To the best of my knowledge, in the last four or five years, the No.1 and No. 2 teams played for the national championship. Everyone would like a system that would be beneficial to their particular school. The current format will probably remain unless a large number of university presidents seek a revision — and that will only happen if they discover that they can make gobs more money by doing so.

I am tickled to death that Kansas is in the North Division, but hey, this format will probable remain. In my opinion, the only fair solution is that all Big 12 teams should play each other at least once during the season, and their other remaining game should be scheduled with a team from a BCS conference.

The Tigers will never get a better opportunity than they had last year when all they had to do was beat the Sooners to get a shot at the national championship. The Big 12 South Division, as it now stands, is going to continue to dominate league titles, and I feel the Texas teams are the ones they have a legitimate compliant. No way on God’s green earth should Missouri have been able to play for the Big 12 title with at least four better-qualified teams all from the South Division.

I believe the Oklahoma-Florida game will be a great game to determine the national championship.

Missouri will play in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29, marking the second straight year the Tigers have made it to the Big 12 title game and not earned a BCS bid. Both times Oklahoma has stood in the way, and with quarterback Chase Daniel and numerous other key offensive weapons leaving, MU might have a tough time earning a third straight try.


Jason Bailey 9 years, 5 months ago

Chase Daniel has been one of the biggest disappointments to MU football. Every year there is endless talk about how "magical Chase Daniel is" and that he's "in the run for the Heisman!" yet every year, by Week 12, people are asking, "Chase who?"

I am glad the guy is a Senior so I don't have to see his smug, arrogant face or listen to his smug, arrogant interviews any longer.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.


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