Since the beginning of man, humans have been making up excuses to cover up for feelings of embarrassment, shame, sadness and most of all pride. Many are untruthful statements while others are just a collection of unrelated and useless facts that have absolutely nothing to do with the issue at hand. An excuse is only a temporary Band-Aid for the heart. It’s simply nothing but a poor attempt to save face and hide the truth. We all have used them in our lives, some of us use much more frequently and even convince ourselves they are in fact reality.
When it comes to College Football you don’t have to look long and hard to find excuses. Whether it’s players, coaches, fans or even the so called “Experts”, excuses are abundant throughout the course of a season. As with most cases in life the more important events tend to have more excuses surrounding them. Over the last few years of the SEC dominance, specifically Alabama’s dominance, excuses have exponentially grown in numbers to try and belittle the accomplishments of one of the all time greatest coaches and programs the game has ever had.
There are millions of examples that we all could sit here and list out and never run out of material. Here are a few that I wanted to point out and shoot down as pure drivel.
- BAMA keeps backing into Titles and the only reason the SEC keeps winning “MNC” is because the media/ NCAA is in their pocket. WOW, this one has several excuses packed into one statement. Really??? If, Bama was not worthy why would they be 3-0 in championship games against the BIG 12 Champion, SEC Champion and “Gods” team ND? Why are they putting more players into the NFL? Why do most highly rated recruits want to play at BAMA? Have you ever thought, maybe because they are better than everyone else? Sometimes the answer is very simple! Some on the site may even disagree, but there is no such thing as “MNC”. We have a system in place that all schools understand how it works and the recognized Champion is the winner of the BCS Championship Game. Very simple. Using “MNC” only makes some fans feel better about their team not making the game or bringing a championship home. Some even use it because they don’t agree with the system. Who cares, that’s not the point, it “IS” the system in place and what determines our champions. Either get over it or learn how to be successful in it! The SEC has the media in their pocket. The SEC has played in 7 straight BCS title games, 6 times against other major conferences and they have won every time. Either stop crying or beat them!
- SABAN wins because he “oversigns” and does not have same entry standards. If you play any game, its always good to know the rules of the game to win more consistently. If you want a winning debate team and a losing football team keep doing what you are doing!
-ND lost because of the long layoff. Interesting no one said this was an issue before the game when all the ND homers and BAMA haters were saying ND would win.
-ND did not show up for the game. Sure they did! I saw them get off the bus and walk through the tunnel out onto the field. Why in the world would you not show up for the biggest game of your life? No one announce that ND did not show up prior to the game and I saw them kick off to us! There was however a wet spot in the tunnel where they were standing as the Tide players entered the stadium!
-Manti Teo had his worst game of his life. Ok, maybe he did, but Ray Lewis in his prime would not have keep ND from losing!
-BAMA was the best team on “Monday” night. No, Bama was the best team regardless of what night the game was played on. They had the best players and the best coaches. This was a total mis-match and ND would not win if they played 100 times!
-BAMA’s Offense is not good, they just play good defense. Ok, let me get this straight. Bama’s last 4 post season games were against teams that had 0, 1, 0 and 0 loses. At the time, two #1 defenses in the country and another top #10 defense in the country. Bama’s weak offense beat the best defensive teams in college football by 16, 42, 21 and 28 points. Bama put up 149 points and gave up 42 in those 4 games.
I think by now you see where this is going. People make excuses when they can’t live up to their own expectations and pride gets in the way of the truth!
ROLL TIDE ROLL!!