Is there something I am missing? Did *U go out and buy another once in a lifetime player in the last two weeks? I am not getting why some are so sold on auburn winning this Saturday. I don't see how a team that has looked as they have is suddenly going to turn it around in the last game of the season.
All I was inferring with my post is that I wish we were as passionate about a top 25 SEC match-up in basketball as we are about an 11:00 AM kickoff against a 1-9 FCS team. I know basketball will never surpass football, I wouldn't necessarily want it to. But complaining about a 90% capacity crowd this past Saturday is just nitpicking.
-Why's it us Sergeant? Why us?
-Because we're here lad. Nobody else. Just us.
-"I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened."
-"So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
I wasn't there, but you people need to show up!
"When it comes to history, no one stands taller than the Irish.....unless......you're the Crimson Tide.” -- Brent Musburger closing comment of the 2013 BCSCG
Let me get this straight. Alabama played three straight AP top 15 teams in a row, an extremely rare occurrence for a #1 rated team. But, that's not enough. Nope, we need to make sure there's another conference game right after that because the gauntlet wasn't difficult enough as it was.
Another way of putting it is this. Those other conferences are not the SEC! They have built in cupcakes, because of the conferences they are in. They get plenty of chances to catch their breath. The SEC is brutal, the SEC is on a whole other level. You might as well have asked me why the SEC won the past 6 BCS championships and has a great chance at a 7th. You might as well ask why the SEC has never lost in the BCSCG. The SEC is different in a good way.
Let's be honest, of those three top 15 teams only two were legit. Outside LSU and aTm, Alabama has basically had 10 cupcakes this year.
"I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
-- Coach Bryant
"We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
-- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson