Alabama takes the BCS National Title

Alabama takes the BCS National Title

The 1st thing I have to do is offer my congratulation to the University of Alabama and its football team, and to Coach Nick Saban for their victory in the BCS Title Game last night!

I have been an LSU football fan for many years, I love the LSU Tigers, and I have to say, what I saw last night broke my heart and made me shake my head in wonderment.


This post isn’t about *sour grapes* or crying over spilled milk, last night we saw one hell of a defensive battle, and we saw 2 offensive units that were not at the top of their game. I believe the 5 field goals that Alabama scored stand in testament to that statement. All ‘Bama could do, right up until the very last, was score field goals, and the fact that ‘Bama held LSU scoreless … that was a defensive battle at it’s best, by BOTH teams.

We also saw a debacle on the floor of the New Orleans Super Dome. We saw what should have been a *home field advantage* by LSU become a *we’re here to play a what*?

Below are headlines garnered from the Shreveport Times, the closest Louisiana source for news, and also the paper from my birthplace. The text below is the comment I made on each piece. More commentary follows the links.

LSU ‘considered’ going to Jarrett Lee

“Maybe Miles should have done more than *consider* Lee. It was obvious to everyone except Les Miles, last night, Jordan Jefferson couldn’t find his way HOME with a GPS unit.”

Roy Lang III: Stubborn Miles robs LSU of hope

“Alabama didn’t WIN that game, LSU gave it to them. That was the most pathetic game I have EVER seen LSU play, and I have been an LSU fan for 50 years now. Les Miles and his lack of coaching skills, and his unimaginable decision to leave Jefferson in that game past the 1st half cost LSU the national title. Jefferson was about as sharp as a bowling ball, and it was Miles job to get him IN the game or take him out. Miles FAILED.”

Alabama ruins LSU’s perfect season, wins national title

“Alabama didn’t *ruin* anything, LSU GAVE that game away. That was the most pathetic exhibition of football by LSU that I have ever witnessed.”

Glenn Guilbeau: LSU will not be getting any part of national title

I was very unhappy with the idea that LSU and Alabama were going to play for the title when a title game only gave them a TIED season. After the debacle I witnessed last night I am convinced that LSU does NOT deserve any part of that title and Alabama is the legitimate champion.”

Again, I am not here to blast the Alabama football team or their coach, Nick Saban, they WON. It’s THAT simple.

What I do have to say is this; some of the Alabama fans are the most NO CLASS people I have ever seen.

After the game last night many LSU fans were in shock, angry beyond belief, but that anger wasn’t directed at ‘Bama fans, it was directed at LSU and Coach Les Miles.

There was a large group of us on Facebook from BOTH sides and team spirit was running rampant all during the game, and as the game progressed many LSU fans were already giving the game to ‘Bama and making congratulatory posts and comments. We made it crystal clear that we were VERY unhappy with Miles and the way he coached this game, but we did not denigrate the Alabama team in any way.

Instead of a nice *THANK YOU* all LSU fans got from the ‘Bama fans was “sit on it” or “suck on it”. There was the obligatory f*ck you LSU remark, I saw a *take it like a man* and a few *screw you losers*, offered up AFTER congratulatory comments were made to Alabama fans.

No CLASS Alabama fans took away a hell of a lot more from their team than they know.

Nick Saban exhibited more CLASS than many ‘Bama fans could ever conjure up! For that I offer huge kudos to Nick Saban. Maybe he can impart some of his class on ‘Bama fans.

This is the truth; Les Miles cost LSU a game last night. His style of coaching, coupled with the lackluster play of Jordan Jefferson and a few other LSU players, and Miles failure to motivate these guys is the reason LSU lost last night.

LSU gave the BCS championship to Alabama last night, and LSU deserves NO credit for a shared title in any way. The Alabama football team walked away with the trophy and in my mind, they deserve the whole enchilada.

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8 Responses to Alabama takes the BCS National Title

  1. James Shott says:

    There was much discussion of the game today, as you can imagine. I thought one guy made a lot of sense, Warner Wolf on the Don Imus show, who said that being idle for a month before the game was likely the problem.

    He said that defense is a reactive game, but offense depends on execution, and not playing for a month takes a heavier toll on the offense than on the defense.

    Sounds reasonable.

    • TexasFred says:

      Looked like neither offense showed up in force. I think the 44 days off took a toll on both too, but what LSU (Les Miles) did last night, or, more correctly, didn’t do, was beyond comprehension.

  2. np213 says:

    I have been an LSU fan since I was old enough to watch College Football. What I saw last night was the worst play calling in the history of the game. You can’t even win a game against the University of Phoenix Online, much less the #2 team in the nation, The Alabama Crimson Tide, when you run the ball from sideline to sideline. North and South running and passing wins games! You’re defense can pitch a shutout, but guess what? If you don’t score points, you don’t win games! Next Topic.

    Jordan Jefferson is a moron. How the hell are you going to throw a forward pass to a back that is blocking for you? For God’s sake, he had his back to Jefferson! Next Topic.

    Coming out in the second half, I was sure that Les made the right adjustments at halftime and the Tigers would come out on fire!!! WRONG. Why didn’t they open up the passing game??? Bring on the arm-chair quarterback comments, but anyone with any kind of football brain could see that what LSU was doing obviously wasn’t working!! My 5 yr. old was with me at Buffalo Wild Wings watching the game and said, “Daddy, I want the Tigers to throw the ball far!!” My response was, “Well Duckie, so does every other Tiger fan!! It’ll be okay.” WRONG AGAIN.

    I’m not taking anything away from Alabama. They played their asses off, and deserved to win that game. Congratulations to the Alabama Crimson Tide on winning the BCS National Championship. I just think Nick Saban should have thanked Les Miles and LSU Offensive Coordinator Greg Studrawa for making it even easier.

  3. jd3 says:

    Are you referring to me as a “no class” Bama fan there cuz? I did pick at Trey on FB after he posted his pic of a tiger chomping on an elephant but that was all in fun…..while it is apparent that Les Miles didn’t make any “adjustments” at the half when he should have I am still thinking that at least last night Bama would have been hard to beat for any team….the serious lack to touchdowns in either of the two games does indicate just how strong the defense is for both teams…LSU had a great season and I am thinking that any college team out there that didn’t have to play either of these teams should be thankful…..I am also thinking that a couple of the NFL teams should be happy that they didn’t have to play either one…..

    • TexasFred says:

      Ya know, it makes it pretty hard to see CLASS when you’re offering congratulations and get told to *Take it like a man* or *Suck it up*, and a lot of other stuff… I have yet to see ANY LSU fans denigrating ‘Bama, I have seen many kudos, but OUR criticism has been reserved for Les Miles…

  4. TexasFred says:

    Following the loss to Alabama last night, the quiet residential neighborhood surrounding the university has fallen victim to an ongoing rampage being carried out by angry LSU football players. Front lawns have been torn up, and trees have been toilet papered. “Its chaos” says one homeowner.

    Police say if you want to keep the LSU Tigers off of your front lawn, paint it to look like an end-zone.

  5. TexasFred says:

    NEWS FLASH: LSU football team stranded in New Orleans…

    Someone painted a 50 yard line in front of their bus.

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