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Ohio State Wins College Football National Championship

Ohio State has won the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship Game after  beating the Oregon Ducks  42-20 in Dallas on Monday.

Ohio State Coached by Urban Meyer Win College Football National ChampionshipOhio State began the first major college football playoff as the fourth and final seed.  They came into the game as a six-point underdogs. They were underdogs all year: first when starting quarterback Braxton Miller got hurt before the season, then after they got killed at home against Virginia Tech, again when second-string quarterback J.T. Barrett got hurt before the Big Ten Championship game, and especially against Alabama and Oregon with a third-string quarterback in the playoff.

They overcame all of those obstacles, improving as the season went along and peaking at the perfect moment.

Following Monday nights victory…Buckeyes head coach Urban Myer had this to say about the win.  “The chase is complete,”  He added  “It’s done. It’s over. They accepted their final mission, their final assignment and their final directive, and they did it. That was our whole mantra this last couple of weeks. A job well done, and we’re very grateful.”

College Football 2014-The Road To The Final Four-1 In And 3 To Go!

Oregon is in and we await the remaining 3 participants! Talk about doing what you are supposed to do! Make a statement, take care of business, and leave no doubt to the selection committee. That’s just what Oregon did last night when they steamrolled, demolished, and flat out dominated Arizona. The final score of 51-13 could have been even worse had the Ducks not kicked several early FG’s. Mississippi State had a chance to do it in the Egg Bowl and failed. UCLA had a chance to do it in their season finale versus Stanford and they failed. Play to win, or, play not to lose?

The Ducks did not fail. Arizona had beaten them twice in a row ( once this season and also last year ) and this was a REVENGE game. The scene was set at the beautiful Levi Stadium in Santa Clara. Although the stadium was not full, and the weather did not cooperate, the players, coaches, and die hard fans were jacked up! I knew from the coin toss that Oregon was playing to win. They won the toss and elected to receive, or as I like to say, ” I want to score first and force you to play catch up”! Receive the opening kick off, drive, score. Kick off, create a fumble, drive, score …BALLGAME! Not only did the Ducks play their way into the Final Four, they may earn the #1 seed, pending the outcome of the remaining games. Also, there is no doubt about who wins the Heisman Trophy. Marcus Mariota flat out is the best player in the land! He made some incredible throws last night from both in the pocket and on the run. He ran through the vaunted Arizona defense like a knife through hot butter! A one man wrecking crew! Next stop… New York and the Downtown Athletic Club to pick up his hardware and then onto Chicago where we will hear Commissioner Roger Goodell say…with the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft, the New York Jets ( in a trade with the hapless Oakland Raiders ) select from the University of Oregon, Quarterback Marcus Mariota!

So what does all this mean? Nothing if…Alabama wins, TCU wins, and FSU wins. Then, the only question from that group of 4 is, the seeding. Is it ‘Bama #1, Oregon #2, TCU #3, and FSU #4? Ohio State and Baylor remain on the outside looking in…just where they belong. I’ve heard all of the whining and crying about Baylor this week. We get no respect, we beat TCU head-to-head, our resume is better. You went out and hired a firm to toot your horn. Guess what? In all my years of listening to fans bitch about their team not getting the respect they deserve, they go out and get beat in their next game. You better be ready for K State today, and by the way, you MUST beat them 49-13 to even have a glimmer of hope of getting into the playoffs! Guess what? That ain’t gonna happen! Kansas State wins 34-24 and Baylor is out of the picture. The only other group screaming for a Final Four birth is Ohio State. Shockingly, their fans aren’t crying this time around ( they learned their lesson a few years back when comparing themselves to be as good as anyone in the SEC ). The media is hyping them this time around. If Wisconsin controls the line of scrimmage and Gordon goes off for 225 yards, the Luckeyes will go home empty handed again. See how easy this really is???

But wait a minute. Georgia Tech upsets FSU, Missouri shocks the world and rolls the Tide, Baylor gets whipped by Kansas State, and Wisconsin beats Ohio State. Holy S@#T Batman! Now who gets in? Is the Final Four Oregon #1, TCU #2 ( they cannot and will not lose to lowly Iowa State ), Michigan State #3, and Georgia Tech #4? Does ‘Bama slip in at #4 and Michigan State #3? What about K State at #3 and Georgia Tech #4? I could go on and on with the scenarios and that’s the dilemma the committee will face if there are any upsets today. At the end of the day, Alabama beats Missouri 36-17, TCU crushes Iowa State 49-13, Georgia Tech trips FSU 24-20, Kansas State beats Baylor 34-24, and Wisconsin beats Ohio State 31-27. That sets the Final Four at Alabama #1, Oregon #2, TCU #3, and…Drum Roll please…Michigan State #4. State is #8 currently and if current #’s 4, 5, 6, and 7 lose ahead of them, they should move up to #4, right???

My head is spinning, beam me up Scotty! I got to get some rest before the SEC, I mean Alabama Championship Game comes on at 4:00!!

BTW…A To Z says Alabama #1, Oregon #2, TCU #3, and Ohio State #4! ‘Bama crushes OSU and Oregon beats upstart TCU setting up the title game between The Tide and The Ducks…the game most everyone wants to see anyhow. The Tide drowns The Ducks for another SEC National Champion!!

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College Football 2014-Recapping Week 13…Taking Care Of Business!

Week 13 College Football was all about “taking care of business.”

College Football A to ZAll of the top teams did what they were supposed to do in week 13 – take care of business and get ready for the upcoming wild finish to a fabulous year of college football. I said last week that this was chalk week – all the top teams would win and there wouldn’t be any movement in the Top 10. Well, we had a few scares as FSU had to kick a late FG to beat BC and Ohio State had to rally in the 4th quarter to beat hapless Indiana. Other than those 2 close calls, everyone else put away the Little Sisters of the Poor setting the stage for the biggest weekend in college football – RIVALRY WEEKEND.

College Football 2014-Recapping Week 12…The Convicts Escape…Again!

Ok, I am going to admit it, I am no different than anyone else outside of the penitentiary called FSU. I am rooting for anyone that plays FSU. That is what the 2014 College Football season has become. Everyone, and I mean everyone outside of Tallahassee, wants FSU to go down. I truly think that the college football playoff committee is hoping for an FSU loss to once and for all, get them out of the picture. We are sick and tired of the  accusations, lack of discipline, out of control behavior, and total disregard of the law that is allowed to go on down there. Not only is FSU undefeated on the field, they are undefeated in the court room…7-0. 7 arrests and 0 convictions! Talk about turning a blind eye to the law! This is a win at all cost program and Jimbo has lost all respect and credibility. The Winston case got conveniently postponed until after the season – not enough time for his lawyer to prepare his case. It’s only been 2 years! And the latest debacle involving a hit and run accident that is being swept under the table. Hey Barney, did you see anything? Nope, good, let’s go get some doughnuts and coffee! Good luck this weekend kids, we gotta beat dem boys down in Miami!

Let’s get out of the courtroom and back on to the playing field where we belong. Yesterday was just a normal day in the world of college football. Upsets, OT games, last second field goals, poor use of time management, miraculous comebacks, dropped interceptions that lead to eventual scores, bad officiating, and unbelievable performances. One of the big questions for me yesterday was, how where some of the previous week’s big winners going to respond? Would Ohio State have a hangover from beating Michigan State? Would TCU have a hangover from beating Kansas State? How about Arizona State and their thrashing of ND? Answers please, OSU escapes at Minnesota by winning 31-24, TCU comes back to edge lowly Kansas 34-30, and Arizona goes to Oregon State and losses 35-27. How about lowly Northwestern going to ND ( ND stands for NO DEFENSE ) and upsetting the Irish 43-40 in OT? How about ( predictable ) Clemson going to Hotlanta and laying an egg versus Georgia Tech? I think Clemson had to finish with their third string water boy as the QB with hard luck Watson going down with a knee injury and Stoudt throwing more pic 6’s that completions! And poor Duke losing at home to Virginia Tech 17-16! Coach C sure could have used some of Coach K’s offense! Has Auburn quit or is Georgia that good? The Bulldogs smashed the Tigers 34-7 in Todd Gurley’s return. Stay tuned…Gurley hurt his knee. Of course, the game of the day was #1 Mississippi State going to ‘Bama. The Tide flexed their muscle and beat the Bulldogs 25-20. Jack, I mean Zack, I mean Dak Prescott had 3 pics in ‘Bama territory – OUCH! Just when the Talking Heads said there may not be a team from the SEC in the Final Four, if ‘Bama wins out and Mississippi State wins out, we may get 2 SEC teams in!!!

College Football 2014..Recapping Week 11..The Mighty Have Fallen!

Alabama LSU 2014

“Holy Cow”, “Do you believe in Miracles”, and whatever other famous sport quotes you want to throw in there, describes what happened yesterday in the world of college football! Dreams were shattered and others were barely kept alive. If you don’t love this, then you don’t have a heartbeat! The haters out there were bashing the committee for having 3 SEC teams in the top 4. I told you to hang on, the season will play out and in the end, it really won’t be that complicated. Most of the top teams will knock each other out and the choices will be obvious. Two weeks ago we had 4 unbeaten teams and 17 teams with just 1 loss. Today, we have 2 undefeated teams ( 3 if you want to include Marshall ) and 7 teams with just 1 loss ( 8 if you want to count Duke ). Guess what? It’s going to change again next week! Then, and as we go down the stretch, the bigger question is going to be…Which 2 loss team gets in the Final Four?

Every Saturday is now “Elimination Saturday”. Yesterday, Auburn, Kansas State, Michigan State, and Notre Dame eliminated themselves from any Final Four consideration. Auburn has pulled several games out of their *#$ recently and it finally caught up with them versus a re-energized bunch from Texas A&M. The Talking Heads were jumping on the K State bandwagon recently. Guess what? Time to get off that wagon! And the great folks in Big 10 land were clamoring for move love for Sparty. Mr. Corso, you can take your Spartan Head Gear and put that back in storage for another year! And what about the Golden Domers? Coulda, woulda, and shoulda beat FSU, but didn’t, got a lotta love, and then proceeded to turn the ball over 19 times in the desert yesterday and get embarrassed by ASU. Thank you for playing and I hope you get a nice bowl game payday!

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