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Capitol One Bowl: Georgia beats Michigan St. (and the rest of the BCS mess)

January 2, 2009

Georgia trailed 6 -3 at halftime.  Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno weren't exactly lighting it up either, which probably made some Georgia fans start to smile about next year.  Anyway, in the second half, Georgia outscored Michigan St. 21-6 to win the game.  A 21 yard pass from Stafford to Moreno with 3:43 left in the fourth gave the game its final margin, and if this is the last game for #7 and #24, it seems fitting that they were both involved on the play.  Right now, Stafford says he's "50-50" on whether to come back to school or not.  Scout Inc. lists him as the number two quarterback prospect for this year's draft, and they list Moreno as the number one running back prospect.  The number two running back prospect, Javon Ringer, was also featured in this game, wearing green and white.  Ringer was held to 47 yards on 20 carries and 1 touchdown.  He also had 30 yards receiving.  

Now, for a bit of a rant...It's a good thing Georgia and Michigan St. hooked up because America really needed the debate about who was better, the #15 team or the #17 team, settled.  This game was extremely meaningful.  I didn't watch it.  Well, I watched the first half of it, but then I had to drive back to Virginia from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Guess what, there's no manger or baby Jesus in Pennsylvania, just like there's no meaning to this Capitol One Scrimmage.  Guess what we listened to on the way from Pennsylvania to the DC area.  It wasn't radio coverage of any of the New Year's Day Scrimmages.  Four avid sports fans, crammed into a Nissan Sentra, listened to Grupo 5.  I didn't know who they were until yesterday, but it just so happens they are the biggest thing in Peru; and I couldn't tell track one from tracks two through twenty.  I also don't think this was because of a language barrier.  I think it was because every song sounded the same, and you know what, that's just like the Scrimmage season.  I can't tell one game from another.  One game doesn't mean more than another, unless it helps a team get a higher preseason ranking, and I can't tell one year of scrimmages from any other.  If we want to consider the regular season a year long playoff, then maybe we should make it one, meaning as soon as a team loses then they're done playing for the year.   Ohio St. would have been done the week they lost to USC, and in turn, USC would have been done when they lost to Oregon St, except Oregon St.'s season would already have been finished because they'd already lost before they played the Trojans.  Georgia would have been done the week they lost to Alabama.  Michigan St. would have been done the week they lost to California, which was week 1 by the way.  Every Sunday we could then have Barry Switzer and Jimmy Johnson on Fox debating what the next week's bracket should be because that's how often we would redo the brackets...every week.  Teams wouldn't know who they were playing until Sunday night before Saturday's games.  It would be a fantastic system, but instead, we have the Bowl Championship Scrimmages, which for whatever reason insists that the Big Ten doesn't belong playing in the Cul de Sac Division of college football with Northern Iowa, Montana, James Madison, and Richmond.  

Congratulations, Georgia on winning the Capitol One Scrimmage.  Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno, I hope you come back next year, so maybe we can play in the one real game that's played this time of year, and if not, thanks for the memories and good luck.  Still, let's keep yesterday's game against Michigan St. off the record.  We finished 9-3, not 10-3, and that's all that matters.  Here's My Morning Jacket to spell it out for the idiots who continue to perpetuate this system.  Yes, we have to call them idiots.  They wouldn't understand any clever insults that actually make a specific conclusion as to why they are idiots...kind of how they seemingly don't understand why a system is needed that determines a specific champion.  I can't believe we have seven more of these scrimmages to sit through.



"Sorry Bout The Things That I Had To Say -
And I'll Make It Up To You Right Now At The Penny Arcade.
In An Open Car Or Wherever You Are -
Push Yourself Too Hard And It Might Get Hot.
Well I Really Don't Need The Confusion -
And You Know I Just Ain't The Type
To Get All Wrapped Up In The Illusion
Of Doin Something That I Know Ain't Right - Right Right???
You've Got To Want To Re-Arrange
And Keep It Off The Record. Off The Record.
You've Got To Know That We Will Change
And Keep It Off The Record. Off The Record.
In A Crowded Room Near The Box Of Boom,
To An Artificial Tune, I See You Swoon.
Well You Knew All This Would Turn To Mist
If Your Idea Wasn't Kissed - Why're You So Pissed?
Well I Know You Don't Need The Confusion
And I Know You Just Ain't The Type.
To Get All Wrapped Up In The Illusion
Of Doin Something That You Know Ain't Right - Right Right???
Right Right??? Right Right??? Right Right???
You've Got To Want To Rearrange
And Keep It Off The Record. Off The Record.
You've Got To Know That We Are Strange
And Keep It Off The Record. Off The Record.
You've Got To Know That We Will Change
And Keep It Off The Record. Off The Record Come On."

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

if the big ten is the problem keeping college football from havinga playoff just leave them out. At 1-6 with Ohio st left to play, do they matter anyway.
Anonymonus

January 3, 2009 at 8:46 PM

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