A few weeks ago at the end of the season for Ohio State and Michigan, Michigan coach Lloyd Carr lobbied and whined that they deserved another shot at the national title considering how close the game was between No. 1 and No. 2.. Nationally everyone questioned whether Florida really deserved the shot at the title.
First Michigan get their asses handed to them by USC. This is poetic justice for me after having to listen to everyone in the rest of the nation piss and moan how USC doesn't have to play any competition all year long. The fact is, my beloved Sun Devils played USC better than Michigan did in the Rose Bowl.
Now, I'm beginning to really wonder whether Ohio State had just been overrated all year long. I'm a big fan of a really good game ... unless of course it's my Sun Devils; then I want them to blow out anyone they play. But this was a good game for the first 3 minutes of the game.
Troy Smith ... Heisman winner? Wow, this guy spent more time on his back than a Republican lobbyist. The Ohio State offense has their asses pinned to the bench more often than Paris Hilton's ankles are pinned behind her ears. The vaunted Ohio State defense was about as solid a foundation as is any movie that is dependent upon Lindsay Lohan's acting skills.
This all begs the question of the playoff system. I really think that Boise State could've handed Michigan their ass just like USC did. I think a playoff would've pitted USC vs. Florida or LSU in the title game. Instead, we'll just get more lopsided games because of the good ole' boy system. Until we get a playoff, we'll never get a true national champ.